Press Release The Andy Warhol Museum Announces Exhibition Traveling to Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas
For immediate release
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
April 17, 2014 – April 16, 2015
The Andy Warhol Museum announces an exhibition on view at Polaroid Fotobar’s new Polaroid Museum at The LINQ in Las Vegas, NV.
The exhibition Capturing Celebrity features a collection of 50 reproductions of Warhol’s Polaroid photographs from The Warhol’s collection, including a number of self-portraits, as well as images of celebrities Dennis Hopper, Truman Capote, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett, Debbie Harry, Giorgio Armani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Richards, Muhammad Ali and more. Two of Warhol’s personal Polaroid cameras will also be on display.
“The Andy Warhol Museum is very excited to collaborate with Polaroid on the Capturing Celebrity exhibition at the soon-to-open Polaroid Museum. Andy Warhol was rarely without his Polaroid camera. He was an innovator who used his Polaroid cameras as the basis for creating many of his artworks and for recording moments of his life from the 1960s through the 1980s. Using these iconic cameras, Warhol photographed Liza Minnelli, Halston, and others at Studio 54, documented his recovery from his 1968 shooting, and created sought-after celebrity portrait paintings and record covers for the Rolling Stones,” states The Warhol Museum’s Director, Eric Shiner.
“We are honored to partner with The Andy Warhol Museum and feature the Capturing Celebrity exhibition. A Polaroid Museum without Andy Warhol just wouldn’t be right,” said Warren Struhl, Founder and CEO of Polaroid Fotobar.
Polaroid Museum Hours:
Sun-Thu: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 10 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.