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Warhol's Nature

July 4 – October 5, 2015

Warhol's Nature
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will be closed Monday, May 13, to prepare for the visit of Antiques Roadshow. We will return to normal hours of operation Wednesday, May 15.

Drawn primarily from the extensive collections of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this exhibition will explore the artist’s surprising lifelong engagement with nature as subject matter. Although well known for his responsiveness to popular culture and advertising, Warhol simultaneously explored the natural world through his work, depicting landscapes, flora, and fauna in innovative and surprising ways. Organized by theme, the exhibition includes works from every decade of the Pop icon’s long career, from his earliest drawings as a commercial illustrator through his later paintings of flowers and wildlife. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience well-known artworks like Warhol’s Self-Portrait in his infamous fright wig overlaid with camouflage, the iconic Flowers series of the 1960s, and an interactive installation of his inflatable Clouds. Photographs, documents, and personal objects once owned by Warhol will offer further insight into this understudied yet vitally important strain of the artist’s career.

Warhol’s Nature was organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibition was curated by Crystal Bridges Curator Chad Alligood.

Warhol’s Nature Catalog

Bring home the full-color catalog for Warhol’s Nature, available for purchase now in Crystal Bridges’ Museum Store! This 65-page catalog features more than 50 color images of works from the exhibition, plus essays by exhibition curator Chad Alligood, Crystal Bridges; Michael Jay McClure, Associate Professor Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist of The Andy Warhol Museum. Pick one up in the Museum Store, or call to order: (479) 657-2310

Warhol's Nature catalog

Spotify Playlist

Music appears to have been important to Andy Warhol. However, given his breezy public posture and monosyllabic pronouncements, it is difficult to determine which music Warhol actually enjoyed and which music he played for effect.

Our Spotify playlist offers up music we know Warhol listened to, such as tracks by the Velvet Underground (the featured act in Warhol’s “Exploding Plastic Inevitable”), as well as a mix of culturally relevant tunes spanning the 1960s and 1970s.

Click Here to Listen! (A free Spotify account is required.)

Your 15 Minutes Seconds Of Fame

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
–Andy Warhol

We’ve created a Wyeth & Warhol Selfie Booth where you can fashion your image with the flash of Warhol or the mystery of Wyeth. Recreate Wyeth’s Pumpkinhead – Self Portrait, or add some pop with Warhol’s signature style. Which will you choose?

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