Weekend Fun | My Sunday with Andy Warhol

This weekend the husband and I took a trip to Midtown to visit Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.  We took advantage of an event called Second Sunday.  On the second Sunday of each month, the High Museum of Art has free admission to all visitors.  It is a lovely perk of the city and I encourage everyone that visits to take advantage.

THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

The husband and I have been a few times.  The High has a large number of awesome permanent exhibits.  Personally, I love the contemporary art section of the museum. I love the Rothkos.

Here is a shot of Rothko No 73:

Philip Guston’s Untitled

One more of my favorites:

MY SUNDAY WITH ANDY WARHOL

The husband and I visited Boston, Massachusetts one summer while we were dating.  We visited all the typical tourist spots, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.  This is where I saw my first original Andy Warhol prints. Warhol’s work is so unique I couldn’t help but to instantly become a fan.  After I heard that an Andy Warhol exhibit was coming to town, I knew I had to see it!

The exhibit was from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation.  Here are some shots from my trip to the High Museum of Art this weekend:

Early Works

I was really impressed with the lovely colors in these flower prints. This is one of Warhol’s early works.  He later changed his medium to silkscreening.  Silkscreening is a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a heavy wooden frame.

Silkscreening Works

A majority of the exhibit included pieces for which Andy Warhol was known.  The exhibit was quite impressive as it included the Campbell’s Soup Cans, Marilyn Monroe, and the electric chair.

Interested in seeing more?  You can visit the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can get read more about the museum at Warhol.org.

 

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