Experience the Andy Warhol you know (and the one you might not) at the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibit.
The Art Institute of Chicago’s “Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again” will close this week on Jan 26. The popular exhibit explores Warhol’s entire career from famous pop art to lesser-known illustrations, film, installations, and more. With over 400 works, AIC is showcasing a continuum of Warhol’s work, rather than focussing on one period.
Warhol originally rose to fame in the 1960s when America fell in love with his pop-art paintings and screenprints. The artist’s work explored American celebrity culture, materialism, and the civil rights movement. After surviving an assassination attempt in 1968, his work became more experimental and dark until his untimely death in 1987 at the age of 58. Originally organized by New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, AIC promises their new exhibit to be a full panorama of Warhol’s work, building on new research, scholarship, and perspectives.
This week is also your last chance to enjoy Warhol-inspired cocktails from Travelle at the Langham. Each drink is handcrafted to reflect the genius of Warhol with the delectability of Travelle. With playful serving glass choices, complex flavor profiles, and a nod to each featured Warhol piece, the collection feels like a love letter to the artist.
AIC’s Warhol exhibit is the perfect outing for art lovers, 1960s culture fans, and history buffs. Tickets are reasonably priced at $24 ($14 for Chicago residents) and AIC members get in free! Come soak up iconic art and learn about one of America’s favorite artists.
Dates: Oct 20, 2019–Jan 26, 2020.
Hours: Daily 10:30 am–5 pm, Thursdays until 8 pm.
Tickets: $24 General Admission ($14 for Chicago residents). Additional $7 for Warhol exhibit.
Correction: This article previously listed General admission tickets at $14. This price is for Chicago residents only.
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