Upcoming Events

#660 – Jazz Friday

Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, presents the schedule of Jazz Friday musicians in the galleries for the First Friday Art Walk in Eau Gallie Arts District.

April 3 - The Cook Trio

May 1 - Rich Abrahams

June 5 - Cosmic Jazz Ensemble

Foosaner Art Museum remains open with free admission the first Friday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. during EGAD’s First Friday Art Walk.

FridayJan 02, 2015 – Jun 06, 20155:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#750 – “Andy Warhol’s Egalitarian Sense of Pop”

Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium

This lecture proposes that Andy Warhol's version of Pop Art explored a cultural egalitarianism that was far too radical for most of his contemporary peers and critics. This egalitarianism challenged all aesthetic hierarchies—including those of artist, audience, subject matter, and medium—proposing that anyone and anything could become part of the creative process. In this respect, Warhol foreshadowed the ideas of the contemporary French philosopher Jacques Rancière, who has argued that cultural egalitarianism initiates a community of equals, in which no one has the right to assume another's ignorance. Warhol frequently expressed similar political ideals, even as he worried about their attainability in his native country.

Anthony E. Grudin is assistant professor of Art History at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Working Class Warhol (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). His articles and essays have appeared in Warhol: Headlines (National Gallery, 2011), 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair (Queens Museum/Andy Warhol Museum, 2015), October, Criticism, and Oxford Art Journal. He has curated exhibitions on the Pictures Generation and contemporary photography, and is currently completing a book project on Warhol’s animal life.

Image credit: Andy Warhol, Ted Kennedy, 1981. Silkscreen. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Grossman. Collection of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, 81.50. Photo courtesy of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

SaturdayMay 30, 2015 – May 30, 201510:30 am – 11:30 am