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.