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Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

June 13, 2008


Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620



Andy Warhol & Other Famous Faces
Comes to Maryhill Museum of Art

-- Iconic Warhol Images and Works by Other Artists from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer
and his Family Foundation - Shown July 19 through November 15, 2008 --

Goldendale, Washington -- American Andy Warhol (1928-1987), one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th Century, is coming to Maryhill Museum of Art in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge for a four-month exhibit in the form of his famous prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.

During the 1960s Warhol began to explore the iconic status of everyday objects such as his images of Campbell's soup cans and his portraits of such notable personalities as Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The work he produced established Warhol as the rising star in what was to become known as the Pop Movement.  In the 1970s his fascination with portraiture grew and he began producing dozens of vibrant portraits that had a lasting effect on popular culture and art.

"Andy Warhol bridged the gap between popular and high culture and made it easier for succeeding generations to participate in fine art," said Maryhill Museum Curator Lee Musgrave.  "His approach shattered earlier conventions of portraiture and other artist shared his enthusiasm for this new art."

Opening on Saturday, July 19, the Andy Warhol & Other Famous Faces exhibit includes portraits by Warhol of The Beatles, Sitting Bull, General Custer, Geronimo, Queen Elizabeth II, Jimmy Carter, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the emblematic Campbell's Soup Can (Tomato), and others.

Also shown are portraits by artists Jennifer Bartlett, Chuck Close, Osvaldo Salas Freire, Red Grooms, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, and Tom Wesselman. They portray Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, John and Robert Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Mona Lisa, and others.

On July 24, at 7 p.m., noted art critic Sue Taylor will present Andy Warhol, Postmodern Persona in a public lecture that will highlight Warhol's impact on pop culture. The talk is free with museum admission.

All work in the exhibit is on loan from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Schnitzer began collecting art at the age of fourteen and it has become his lifelong pursuit. He is a connoisseur whose contemporary print collection exceeds 5,000 works.

On Saturday, August 2, at 3 p.m., the public is invited to meet Jordan Schnitzer and hear him talk about his collections. The talk will be followed by a walk with Lee Musgrave through the exhibit. From 1 to 4 p.m., visitors will be encouraged to join the museum's education staff to create a free self-portrait using Andy Warhol's "blotted line technique". For those with a serious interest in printmaking, noted master printer Frank Janzen will lead a mono-print workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $60 and advance registration is required.

Andy Warhol & Other Famous Faces marks the third exhibition of works loaned by Jordan Schnitzer that Maryhill Museum of Art has organized. The exhibit and related programs are sponsored in part by Puget Sound Energy, the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation, Bill and Cathy Dickson, Diane Plumridge and Art Dodd, and Windy Point Partners LLC.

Related Events: Mono-Print Workshop with Frank Janzen:  Mono-printing is a painterly method of printmaking that is essentially a printed painting where no two prints are alike, and the beauty of it is in its spontaneity. This in-depth workshop is taught by master-printmaker Frank Janzen from Crow's Shadow's Institute for the Arts. Crow's Shadow's first full-time resident master printer, Frank, is an artist in his own right, working mainly in printmaking and painting, and has collaborated with numerous artists of note throughout the United States, Canada and South Africa to create limited edition lithographs. Founded by artist James Lavadour and a group of supporters in 1992, Crow's Shadow's Institute for the Arts is a non-profit art facility designed to bring technology, instruction and cultural exchange to artists on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon. The workshop is Saturday, August 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required and the cost is $50 plus a $10 materials fee.

Maryhill After Hours -- Picnic on the Grounds, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Maryhill Museum of Art will be open after hours until 7 p.m. on August 2. Picnic on the grounds! Bring your favorite picnic foods and something for the peacocks too! Enjoy the spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge.

Experience the Enchantment of Maryhill Museum of Art: Founded by Sam Hill, one of the most colorful and influential figures of the early American West, Maryhill Museum of Art was dedicated by Queen Marie of Romania in 1926 and opened to the public in 1940. Located just 90 miles east of Portland and set in a castle-like chateau on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill is one of the Pacific Northwest's cultural jewels. The museum contains world-class collections ranging from early 20th century European works to Native American artifacts and the second largest collection of original Auguste Rodin on the West Coast. A visit may include lunch, espresso and desserts available at Café Maryhill. Four miles east of the museum, is the museum's full-scale replica of England's famous Neolithic Stonehenge. Maryhill Museum of Art is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children age 6-16. Children five and under are free. The American Association of Museums accredits Maryhill Museum of Art. Visit for more information.

Photography After Andy Warhol, Marilyn (Announcement), 1981, screenprint.
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. © Andy Warhol Foundation.



For a 300 dpi resolution photo click here.



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