Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture, even 20 years after his death. Warhol’s life and work have inspired creative thinkers worldwide due to his enduring imagery and his artfully cultivated celebrity. This Fall American Repertory Theater, MassArt, Simmons College, and Harvard Art Museums are featuring events that give Boston audiences a chance to experience the wit and talent of Andy Warhol.
Stephen Spinella and Dan Butler as Andy Warhol and Truman Capote in WARHOLCAPOTE. Photo: Gretjen Helene Photography
In the late 1970s, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together. The play never came to be, until now. Award-winning director Rob Roth adapted WARHOLCAPOTE from never-before-heard conversations between these two icons of American art and literature. American Repertory Theater presents the world premiere of WARHOLCAPOTE starring Stephen Spinella and Dan Butler.
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1967. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
To complement the American Repertory Theater’s production of WARHOLCAPOTE the Art Study Center at Harvard Art Museums will feature prints from Andy Warhol’s portfolio Marilyn Monroe, arguably one of Warhol’s most iconic series of works. Harvard Art Museum’s Art Study Center allows for an intimate in-depth look at works of art in the Museums’ collections. The Art Study Center is open Mondays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Andy Warhol. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1978.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design presents Everybody, Everything: Photographs by Andy Warhol in the President’s Gallery in the Tower building on MassArt’s campus. From 1958 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol chronicled his daily life, the people who surrounded him, and his diverse interests by taking thousands of photographs. Free and open to the public, Everybody, Everything is an exhibition of those Polaroids and black-and-white images, which offers a glimpse into Warhol’s obsessions and the fascinating world he built for himself in New York.
Andy Warhol, Fiesta Pig, 1979.
Andy Warhol: What’s the Difference? showcases a variety of striking Warhol portraits, still lifes and abstractions made between 1968 and 1987 and donated to Simmons College by the Andy Warhol Foundation in 2013. These screenprints are among the forgotten Warhols: prints, proofs, and portfolios long overlooked as minor works.