Following the success of the summer 2021 blockbuster exhibition, “Frida Kahlo: Timeless,” the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage recently announced an exhibition of Andy Warhol in summer of 2023. The exhibition will feature 94 works from “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection” on loan through Bank of America's Art in our Communities® program. The exhibition will also include over 100 works from the College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection.
The exhibition will encompass both the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center, unfolding across roughly 10,000 square feet of exhibition space.
"It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to present work by an artist who embodies
so much of the American dream. He captured American culture, iconography and society
in such a relatable way," said MAC Director Diana Martinez. "We are working hard at
the College of DuPage to transform our arts center into an unforgettable experience
and create partnerships throughout the community to welcome Warhol fans from near
and far to DuPage County."
Photo album from Andy Warhol exhibit announcement
The works from “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection” will include portfolios and individual prints by Warhol, starting with iconic works from the mid-1960s to the series of monoprints Vesuvius (1985). These prints demonstrate many aspects of Warhol's art, including his brilliance as a colorist, which can be seen in the early “Flowers” and “Sunset” series. In later series, Warhol experimented with the silkscreen printing process to create complex surface layers.
Notable works from the College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection will include Warhol's 1980 screen-printed portrait of Joseph Beuys as well as his iconic “$” (1983). The exhibition also will present more than 100 photographs by Warhol from the college's permanent collection, comprised of both black-and-white gelatin silver prints and color Polaroid prints featuring unidentified figures and celebrities alike. These photographs offer a rare and intimate glimpse into Warhol's New York of the 1970s and 80s.
The exhibition will encompass both the CCMA and the MAC, unfolding across roughly 10,000 square feet of exhibition space. Educational and interactive elements will include a historical timeline, video archive installation, interactive mural, children's print factory area, Studio 54 experience and Central Park-inspired outdoor café, creating an immersive, multifaceted exhibition focused on the life and work of one of the most influential artists of the past century.
The exhibition and programming will be led by MAC Director Diana Martinez and CCMA Curator Justin Witte. Tickets go on sale August 6. Additional details will be announced at a later date.