You never know when a museum curator will come up with an idea for a new art exhibit.
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How To Go
What: “Andy Warhol: Athlete” and “The Art of Sport: Highlights from the Collection of the Dayton Art Institute”
When: Through Sept. 1
Where: The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors, active military and groups; youth 17 and younger, college students. Members free. A $1 historic preservation fee will be added to all ticket sale transactions.
For information: www.daytonartinstitute.org or (937) 223-4278.
Related events and programs:
Friday, July 19 from 7-11 p. p.m. Prime Time Party Rental Series: Studio 54 Disco Party. Admission is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. For reservations, call (937) 223-4278) or go to www.daytonartinstitute.org/primetime to purchase tickets
Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Screenprinting Workshop. Admission is $70 for members, $80 for non-members. To register, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-512-0152 .
Saturday, July 27, 1-3 p.m. Super Saturday Family Day Sportstravaganza in the Experiencenter. Families will tour the sports-themed summer special exhibitions and learn about the museum collection through an interactive gallery hunt. Then, there will be a variety of creative sports-related competitions, performances and art making activities. Free to museum members. $10 for non-member family of four, $2 for each additional child.
To sign up, contact Alex Otte at (937) 512-0167 or email@example.com
Fast facts about Andy Warhol…
- Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is buried there.
- Warhol was fascinated with celebrity and Hollywood at a young age. When he was about 9 years old, he received his first camera. He enjoyed taking pictures, and he developed them himself in his basement.
- He made his first Pop paintings, which he based on comics and ads, in 1961. Warhol’s film “Empire” is a single shot of the Empire State Building in New York City. He shot the building for eight hours and five minutes.
- He was a regular partygoer at Studio 54, the famous New York disco, along with celebrities such as fashion designer Halston, entertainer Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger. Throughout the 1970s, Warhol frequently socialized with celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Truman Capote, both of whom had been early subjects in his art.
- In the mid-1980s, his television shows “Andy Warhol’s T.V.” and “Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes” were broadcast on New York cable television and nationally on MTV. He also created work for “Saturday Night Live,” appeared in an episode of “The Love Boat” and produced music videos for rock bands such as The Cars.
- Warhol produced a series of more than 600 time capsules: cardboard boxes that he filled with the materials of his everyday life, including mail, photos, art, clothing, collectibles and more.
- Warhol’s New York City studio, “The Factory,” became a place not only for creating art, but also socializing and was often mentioned in gossip columns throughout the country.
SOURCE: The Andy Warhol Museum. For more information on the artist see: www.warhol.com