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The Modern Announces Exhibition and Programs for Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
February 14 through May 16, 2010

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is the first U.S. museum survey exhibition to explore the work that this seminal American artist produced during the final eight years of his life. Warhol entered a period of renewed vigor and enthusiasm in the 1980s that resulted in what was arguably the most productive period of his career.

The exhibition includes approximately 50 works lent by private collections and institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, and Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Along with an introduction to Warhol, it is divided into thematic sections based on significant Warhol series: abstract works; collaborations (featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat); black-and-white ads; works surrounding death and religion; self-portraits; camouflage patterns; and a concluding section of the artist’s Last Supper series.

The exhibition is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Full exhibition press release and high-resolution press images are available upon request.

Education Programs

Thinking About Andy…

This spring, in tandem with the special exhibition Andy Warhol:The Last Decade, the Modern offers a new program for ages 12 to 16. This program, designed and led by the collaborative efforts of the Modern education staff, has been conceived to give an insightful and thorough look at the special exhibition for this particular age group. The program includes tours, group discussions, and gallery projects and concludes with a studio project. Classes are $10 per session; registration is recommended. Scholarships are available. Admission to the galleries is free for participants. Participants may register for one or all classes. Drop-in participants are welcome to register the day of the class but only if spots are available. Meet at the front desk to check in.

Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m.

Registration and scholarship information is available at www.themodern.org

Instructors

February 28-Leslie Murrell, Assistant Curator of Education, Docent Programs
March 28-Erin Starr White, Assistant Curator of Education, Academic Programs
April 25- Michael Moore, Tour Coordinator and Terri Thornton, Curator of Education
May 16-Christine Bisetto, Assistant Curator of Education, Studio Programs

Special Public Lectures: Andy Warhol and his Legacy

In conjunction with Andy Warhol: The Last Decade, Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, the Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University, offers four lectures on the artist who many consider the most important of the later twentieth century. These lectures are free and will be held in the Museum Auditorium from 4 to 4:45 pm on the following dates.

Wednesday, March 31
Andy Warhol as Pop Artist
A consideration of what Pop art meant in the early 1960s and how Warhol fit into the Pop movement.

Wednesday, April 7
Warhol’s Alchemy: Advertising into Art into Advertising
A discussion of the symbiotic relationship between advertising and art in Warhol’s work.

Wednesday, April 14
Mirror Images: The Warhol Look
Focusing on how Warhol presented himself and was represented by others.

Wednesday, April 21
An Unending Fifteen Minutes: Warhol’s Legacy
An examination of Warhol’s continuing celebrity and influence.

Artist-led Tours: Sundays with Andy

Each Sunday through the run of Andy Warhol: the Last Decade, accomplished artists living and working in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex offer unique thoughts on the artist, his work and his contributions as they put this special exhibition into context based on their own particular perspectives as artists.

These tours are free with the price of admission and open to the public according to the following schedule:

1 p.m.; February 14-May 16

Artists to be announced, visit www.themodern.org for the most up-to-date list.

Feb 14 – Richard Patterson
Feb 21 – Noah Simblist
Feb 28 – Michael Corris

Modern ’til Midnight: ANDY WARHOL!

Saturday, April 10, 6 p.m.-midnight
Admission is $15; FREE for Modern members.

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade and FOCUS: Ben Jones. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance; call 817.738.9215 or visit the museum admission desk.

Modern ’til Midnight returns April 10 with a night of world-class art and unique performances. Experience the Modern’s collection with tours and gallery projects designed to engage and entertain. Find your favorite spot in the outdoor sculpture garden and be prepared for a spectacular performance! Have a bite to eat at CafĂ© Modern, listen to music in the Museum lobby, and don’t forget to make time for some late-night shopping.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
www.themodern.org

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Feb-Apr 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Half-price admission every Wednesday
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free on the first Sunday of every month and half price every Wednesday

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