In the 60s and 70s, Warhol rose to prominence as an artist and filmmaker exploring fame, consumerism, and identity, leading the Pop Art movement and creating iconic pieces of art that continue to inspire the art world to this day. Now, you can explore his life and see his works on display just outside of Chicago at a stunning exhibit that takes you inside his world, but only until September 10th!
“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.
Step into Warhol’s iconic world during the final weeks—grab your tickets here!
This limited time multifaceted Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop exhibition takes over about 11,000 square feet at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, showcasing famous works of art, including 94 of his original works from the Bank of America collection, and 100 pieces from the College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection.
Some of the eye-popping art on display at this Warhol exhibit that you can get an up-close look at include the ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ (1962), the iconic ‘Shot Marilyns’ (1964), and ‘Brillo Box’ (1964).
As part of this exhibition, you get the chance to step into Warhol’s interactive ‘Silver Clouds’ installation featuring reflective Mylar balloons floating around you, just as they did when he unveiled them in 1966 at Leo Castelli’s gallery.
There’s also a recreation of the iconic Midtown Manhattan disco Studio 54, where he frequented in the 70s alongside countless celebrities including Cher, Liza Minnelli, Mick Jagger, and Jack Nicholson. Surround yourself with the music and fashion of that era, and get swept away to another time! See video footage from the club’s heyday, get a closer look at replicas of the clothes the celebrities wore, and dance to the curated disco music inspired by the famous spot.
Don’t miss your chance to see Warhol’s most iconic works of art until September 10th at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, located about 45 minutes outside of Chicago.
Only available until September, you can view almost 200 pieces of Warhol’s Pop Art, dance like no one’s watching at the Studio 54 experience, and watch as countless Mylar balloons float around you. This exhibit is perfect for all ages, and kids can enjoy a fun Pop Art Print Factory and create their own masterpieces.
Tickets can be purchased online at Warhol2023.org or by calling 630.942.4000 with prices ranging from $12 to $40. Enjoy an audio tour add-on for $8, recorded by CCMA Curator Justin Witte, to learn more about the Pop Art icon.
Experience intriguing lectures and special events through September, such as dressing up in your snazziest disco-wear and celebrating the artist’s birthday in Studio 54 with a DJ, dancing, ice cream, printmaking projects, and snap a pic with a Warhol look-alike on August 6th. Attend a lecture with Julia diLiberti on “Soup Can Can’t: Warhol and the Unraveling of Art” on August 17th, and meet-and-greet with children’s illustrator and artist Mike Venezia, who will show kids how to make Warhol-style pop art on September 9th.