#750 – “Andy Warhol’s Egalitarian Sense of Pop”
Lecture by Anthony E. Grudin, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Vermont
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 an associate 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.
|Saturday||May 30, 2015 – May 30, 2015||10:30 am – 11:30 am|
#618 – Docent-led Family Tours
There will be a Docent-led Family Tour every Thursday at 2 p.m. June 4 through August 27 in the art galleries. Docents are trained volunteers with specialized knowledge of the exhibitions. The Family Tours are designed to enrich the Pop Art exhibition experience for adults and their children. The program is fun and free.
Image credit: John Chamberlain (American, 1927-2011), Welding Suite I, 1977. Lithograph. Gift of Julio and Michelle Juristo. Collection of Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, 88.12.3
|Thursday||Jun 04, 2015 – Aug 27, 2015||2:00 pm – 3:00 pm|
#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.
June 5 - Cosmic Jazz Ensemble
July 3 - CLOSED for Holiday
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.
|Friday||Jun 05, 2015 – Jul 03, 2015||5:30 pm – 7:30 pm|
#803 – Free Friday Food Drive
Free admission every Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for each person who brings a nonperishable food item with easy to open pop tops to the museum. All food will be donated to The Children's Hunger Project.
|Friday||Jun 05, 2015 – Aug 28, 2015||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
#807 – Film: Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture
Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium. Free program.
The documentary Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture examines the life of the enigmatic artist and his enduring influence on contemporary mass culture. Produced in 2002 for British television on the 15th anniversary of Warhol’s death, director Chris Rodley includes rare audiotapes and films from the Warhol Foundation Archives and anecdotes from Warhol’s Factory friends and colleagues. The documentary charts Warhol’s evolution from humble beginnings, through his success in commercial art, to his ground breaking contributions to late-20th-century painting, printmaking, film, music, and publishing.105 minutes.
|Thursday||Jul 16, 2015 – Jul 16, 2015||7:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
#808 – Film: Easy Rider
Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium. Free program.
Easy Rider is considered an iconic film of the 1960s counterculture and stars Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper (who also directed), and Jack Nicholson. Two bikers, in search of freedom, travel across America and experience intolerance. Released in 1969, a year of pivotal events, including the concert at Woodstock, the tragic assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam War escalation, and Nixon’s election. Easy Rider - with its documentary-style, improvised dialogue, and contemporary rock soundtrack – reflected the chaos of the late 60s. A hit with the era’s youth, the film reflected their search for liberation and their fears of the Establishment.
Film discussion led by Lisa Danker, an Assistant Professor who teaches in the University of Central Florida's Visual Arts and Design program. Danker produces, directs, and edits 16mm film and videos; she specializes in experimental non-fiction.
|Thursday||Aug 20, 2015 – Aug 20, 2015||7:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
#809 – Pop Art Family Day
Saturday, August 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission
Pop photo booth, Uncle Andy's Cats storytime, and hands-on activities for children of all ages make for an end-of-summer Pop Art extravaganza.
|Saturday||Aug 22, 2015 – Aug 22, 2015||11:00 am – 3:00 pm|