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'Displaying Warhol'

Symposium To Discuss Upcoming 'Warhol X 5" Exhibits 

Three Polacolor images by Andy Warhol — “Unidentified Boy (Wavy Blond Hair),” “Corine Arslanian with Sevan and Vahaken,” and “Tracee Ross” — are part of the University Art Museum's upcoming exhibit, opening in June. (The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 10, 2018) — Corinna Ripps Schaming, curator and interim director of the University Art Museum, will be a panelist at a two-day symposium on Andy Warhol — Thursday at Vassar College and Friday at SUNY New Paltz.

The symposium, “Displaying Warhol: Exhibition as Interpretation,” will focus on the history and significance of the different approaches taken in exhibiting Warhol’s work. Five area college art museums — at UAlbany, Vassar, New Paltz, Bard College and SUNY Purchase — will be showing Warhol works this summer and fall in concurrent exhibitions called “Warhol x 5.”

At Vassar on Thursday at 6 p.m., there will be a keynote address from art critic and Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik. His talk will be in the Taylor Room, next to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

On Friday at SUNY New Paltz, the symposium convenes two panel discussions in the College Terrace. The morning panel, "Warhol x 5 Collaboration Curators Discuss Their Approaches to Exhibiting Warhol’s Work," is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon and includes curators from all five of the exhibiting art museums, including Schaming.

The afternoon panel, set for 2-4 p.m., is on “New Approaches to Exhibiting Warhol and his World" and includes curators Sheelagh Bevan (The Morgan Library and Museum), Claire Henry (The Andy Warhol Film Project, The Whitney Museum) and Anastasia James (The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz).

The symposium is free and open to the public, funded by a grant from the SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines program, with additional support provided by the five institutions collaborating on Warhol x 5. For more information and to register, click here.

UAlbany’s share of “Warhol x 5,” titled “Younger Than Today: Photographs of Children (and sometimes their mothers) by Andy Warhol,” will be on view at the University Art Museum from June 29 through Sept. 15. The 60-plus Polaroids and photographs related to childhood and maternal and sibling relationships reveal an innocence and tenderness not typically associated with Warhol.

For more information, visit the University Art Museum.

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