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Maryhill Museum of Art

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2008


Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620




Andy Warhol is the Subject of a Public Lecture at Maryhill Museum

Goldendale, WA --  Art critic Sue Taylor will present Andy Warhol, Postmodern Persona in a public lecture on Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Maryhill Museum of Art.  The program highlights Andy Warhol and his impact on art and pop culture, and is free with museum admission. Museum doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children age 6-16.


Taylor’s talk is one of several programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit Andy Warhol and Other Famous Faces on loan from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. The exhibit is on view at Maryhill Museum of Art through November 15, 2008 and is free with admission.


Andy Warhol is one of the best known American artists of our time.  He is the central figure in what was to become known as Pop Art.  His embrace of the everyday object such as the Campbell's soup can or Brillo box in his work was revolutionary and had a tremendous impact on American Art.


“This riveting program by Sue Taylor” says executive director Colleen Schafroth “will bring to life the unique perspectives of Andy Warhol and his contributions to American art and culture.”


Before becoming a professor of art history at Portland State University, Sue Taylor was a museum curator and newspaper art critic. Devoted to the study of modern and contemporary art, she has written articles, encyclopedia entries, and exhibition and book reviews for American Art, American Craft, Art Journal, Art News, Chicago Sun-Times, Dialogue, New Art Examiner and the Oregonian. She is currently the corresponding editor from Portland for Art in America.


Professor Taylor’s book, Hans Bellmer:The Anatomy of Anxiety (MIT Press), on German-born Surrealist appeared in 2000. Scholarly essays on American artists Jackson Pollock and Grant Wood soon followed. Her essay "Grant Wood's Family Album" won the Smithsonian’s Patricia and Philip Frost Prize in 2005. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the American Association of University Women, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, American Psychoanalytic Association and the Society for the Preservation of American Modernists.


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Opening July 19 is the exhibit Andy Warhol and Other Famous Faces from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.  During the 1960s American artist Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) 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. This exhibit includes portraits by Warhol of The Beatles, Queen Elizabeth II, Jimmy Carter, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 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. The exhibit is sponsored by Puget Sound Energy.


Experience the Enchantment: Perched on a stunning 5,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art contains a world-class collection of artwork that ranges from early 20th century European works to Native American objects.  This award-winning museum, founded by Northwest entrepreneur and visionary Sam Hill, opened to the public in 1940.  Outside the museum is an Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Lewis and Clark interpretive panels and a life-sized replica of Stonehenge.


The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission fees are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children age 6-16. Maryhill is located off Highway 97, 12 miles south of Goldendale, Washington. Drive times to the museum are 2 hours from Portland/Vancouver, 3.5 hours from Bend, 4 hours from Seattle, and 1.5 hours from Yakima. Visit for more information.


Maryhill Museum of Art | 35 Maryhill Museum Drive | Goldendale, WA 98620 | 509-773-3733
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