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Pop Art Scholar David McCarthy at UW Thursday and Friday


September 29, 2010 — David McCarthy, professor of history of art at Rhodes College and a pop art scholar, will discuss "American Made, American Masquerade: Andy Warhol's Democratic Portrait Gallery," Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

His talk coincides with the museum exhibition, "Iconic Mass Culture: Andy Warhol's Portraits."

McCarthy will conduct a gallery walk through of the exhibition Friday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Both programs are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by the UW Department of Art and the UW Art Museum.

"Iconic Mass Culture: Andy Warhol's Portraits presents a selection of Polaroid photographs and silver gelatin prints, with borrowed screenprint works that include the actress/activist Jane Fonda, American Indian war chief Sitting Bull, the artist Joseph Beuys and ballet dancer Karen Kain.

For additional information on exhibitions and programs, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's Web site at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum or blog at www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.

Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.

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