Silvia Minguzzi

Colorado State University
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
1778 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

Press Release

For Immediate Release; Exhibition Checklist; Images
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Contact: Silvia Minguzzi
Phone number; silvia.minguzzi@colostate.edu

CSU presents Sábado Warhol for one day in November

Fort Collins, Colorado—The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University is hosting Sábado Warhol on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Centered around a one-day pop-up exhibition of works of art by Andy Warhol from the museum’s permanent collection, the program is organized by Francisco Leal, associate professor in CSU’s Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures. The one-day program features tours of the exhibition in Spanish and in English, and Warhol-related screenings, music, art activities, and giveaways.

The Sábado Warhol program is part of the ongoing commitment of Gregory Allicar Museum of Art to serve both the university and its larger community, providing a welcoming engagement with the visual arts for all. As Leal explained, “The art of Andy Warhol is universal, and promoting a bilingual event at the museum, a place that stimulates inclusiveness, is a magnificent way to emphasize that universality of art and the diversity of communities that art can create.”

Now one of the most famous artists of all time, Andy Warhol’s name has become synonymous with the artistic style known as Pop art. Developed in the 1960s and drawing on imagery from popular sources, often mass media, Pop artists brought back recognizable subject matter at a time when art was dominated by abstraction.

“Warhol’s Soup Can has probably become a more recognizable work of art than Leonardo’s Mona Lisa,” said Dr. Lynn Boland, the director and chief curator of the museum. “He certainly has a special place here.”

Warhol visited Colorado State University in 1981 when collectors John and Kimiko Powers helped organize an exhibition of his work, which occasioned the commission of the large soup can sculpture now located in front of the University Center for the Arts, the museum’s home.

The Allicar Museum has extensive holdings of Warhol’s art, thanks to donations of his work from the Powers, from Polly and Mark Addison in Boulder, and a gift of art from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2008 consisting of Polaroid photographs, gelatin silver photos, and screen prints. The Sábado Warhol exhibition features 18 works by the artist: six prints, six Polaroids, and six gelatin silver photos.

“We’ll show classic Warhol — brightly-colored, screen-printed flowers and portraits — but we’ll also show some of his lesser-known styles,” said Boland. “We’ll have one of my favorite works on view: a collage of Campbell’s soup can labels that he signed repeatedly. It makes wonderful connections with the colossal soup can in front of our building, which became a work by Warhol when he signed it during his visit.”

The program also includes a special preview of a project underway at CSU by filmmaker Frank Boring, who was hired to produce a film for PBS for the 150th anniversary of the university in 2020. One-inch videotapes from Andy Warhol’s 1981 visit to CSU were among the wealth of media uncovered by Boring, featuring hours of footage that includes interviews with the often-reclusive artist. For Sábado Warhol, Boring will introduce the project and screen never-before-seen footage of Warhol at CSU.

CSU College Liaison Librarian and Assistant Professor Jimena Sagas will spin records from the university library that feature images by Warhol on their covers, along with other Warhol-related music. Visitors will be able to take Pop-art selfies and make Warhol-themed works of art of their own. Rare catalogues of Warhol’s 1981 exhibition at CSU will be given away in drawings throughout the day. Few of these catalogues remain and none are available for sale. Even rarer, one poster from the 1981 exhibition will go to a lucky visitor.

More information is available at bit.ly/sabadowarhol.

Program
10:30 a.m. Guided tour in Spanish and in English
11:30 a.m. Warhol at CSU documentary with intro by filmmaker Frank Boring
12–2p.m. Pop-selfie station and live DJ spinning Warhol-related vinyl
2 p.m. Guided tour in Spanish and in English
3 p.m. Warhol at CSU documentary with intro by filmmaker Frank Boring
3:30–6 p.m. Pop-video montage

For more information, please contact Silvia Minguzzi at silvia.minguzzi@colostate.edu or call (970) 491-0743.

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The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art is always free and open to all. The museum invites individuals to engage with art and each other to inspire fresh perspectives and wonder. The museum is a catalyst for visual literacy and critical thinking that instills a passion for learning. The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art is located in the University Center for the Arts, just east of College Avenue. The address is 1400 Remington Street, Colorado State University, CD 1778, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778. The museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Thursdays until 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit artmuseum.colostate.edu or call (970) 491-1989.

Date: Saturday, November 10th
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM
Company: Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University
Location: Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

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