February 25, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Lydia Viscardi

Pop! Andy Warhol and Artists
from the Collection of the Housatonic Museum of Art

Bridgeport, CT - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents Pop! Andy Warhol and artists from the collection of the Housatonic Museum of Art on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT, from March 6-28, 2014 with a reception open to the public on March 6th from 7:30-8:30 pm. The Burt Chernow Galleries are free and open seven days a week.  Visit the website, www.HousatonicMuseum.org for gallery hours.

This exhibition features works on paper by Andy Warhol and notable Pop Art era artists, including: Arman, Christo, Chryssa, Roy De Forest, Jim Dine, Sherman Drexler, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Claes Oldenburg, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, John Wesley, and Tom Wesselmann.

Andy Warhol is widely regarded as an innovative contemporary artist and principal figure of the Pop Art movement with the incorporation of popular culture imagery and utilization of mass production techniques in his artwork. This exhibition, which includes recent gifts from The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts, will bring together iconic works on paper from throughout his career: Campbell’s soup cans and portraits of American royalty (Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy) from the 1960s, repeating flowers from the 1970s, and colorful, expressionistic iconographic prints from the 1980s.

The Housatonic Museum of Art’s collection contains over 5000 works of art spanning ancient through modern times and is one of the large permanent collections of any two-year college in the Northeast.  Exhibitions and programs are funded in part by the Werth Family Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Target, and individual donors.