Join us on Friday, January 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. as we celebrate the exhibition Lifelike with a documentary on Andy Warhol, live music, and more! Where Y’Art?!
Schedule of events:
- 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Art Making Activity with Young Audiences
- 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Music by The Pfister Sisters
- 6 p.m.: Lecture: “How It’s Made” by Barry Kern from Blaine Kern Studios @ Mardi Gras World This event has been postponed.
- 7:30 p.m.: Documentary Screening: Artists of the 20th Century: Andy Warhol (Run time: 50 minutes)
About The Pfister Sisters
The Pfister Sisters have been performing for over 30 years in their hometown New Orleans, as well as touring in the United States and Europe. They have appeared on HBO's Treme, and just recently performed at both the French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. They have worked with a number of artists including Linda Rondstadt, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Harry Shearer, The Dukes of Dixieland, and Maxene Andrews of the Andrews Sisters.
About Andy Warhol
Born in Pittsburgh to Czechoslovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology with a degree in pictorial design. Following this, he moved to New York where he found steady work as a commercial artist.
In the early sixties, Warhol's first Pop paintings — many of which remain icons of 20th century art, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe screen prints — catapulted him to fame. At the same time he expanded his artistic interests to other media; he began making films and collaborating with the rock group The Velvet Underground. His productivity continued through the '70s and '80s, ending with his 1986 series on The Last Supper. Firmly established as an international celebrity, Warhol exhibited his work extensively in museums and galleries around the world. Through his groundbreaking work, he brought avant garde art to the public conscious and became one of the most influential figures in post-war American art.
Andy Warhol's works, White Brillo Box and Yellow Brillo Box, are featured in the current exhibition, Lifelike.