The Memorial Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of Season of Warhol for the 2020–21 holiday season. Three simultaneous exhibitions will feature the works of celebrated American artist, film director, producer, and publisher Andy Warhol. Season of Warhol will take place at MAG from October 25, 2020 through March 28, 2021.

Warhol may be the most influential and important artist of the 20th century. According to Jonathan Binstock, MAG’s Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director, “Warhol was timely, prescient, and timeless. Through his ceaseless attention to documenting the moment—by means of the camera that constantly hung around his neck, the tape recorder that he always had in his pocket, and his outrageous productivity—Warhol achieved an evergreen relevance.” Binstock continued, “Here we are in the era of Instagam, TikTok, and “fake news,” and I cannot think of anyone one who would have felt more comfortable with these circumstances. After all, he predicted them.” Warhol admired celebrity, professed cynicism, and imagined a world where people reported on in the news owned the news because it is their news [See The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)]. Every generation has found in Warhol a way to further understanding of their own. Season of Warhol will be Rochester’s grandest opportunity to consider the breadth of the artist’s career.

MAG has organized the following three installations for Season of Warhol:

Season of Warhol is sponsored by the Gallina Family and the Sands Family Foundation, with additional support from the Rubens Family Foundation, Can-Am Consultants, Inc., the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery, Sanjay and Allyson Hiranandani, Sandra Hawks Lloyd, Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., and Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP. Funding is also provided by Janet S. Reed, Peter and Nan Brown, Marilynn Patterson Grant and David Grant, Chris and Mike Haefner, Henrietta Building Supplies, Inc., Trudie and Ron Kirshner, Peter and Kathy Landers, the McDonald Family, Deanne Molinari, Sharon and Bob Napier, Lewis Norry in memory of Sharon and Neil Norry, Marcia Stern, Lori Van Dusen, Mark F. Shork, and Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.

The exhibition is also made possible by the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fund, the Margaret Davis Friedlich and Alan and Sylvia Davis Memorial Fund, the Nancy R. Turner Fund for Special Exhibitions, the Dr. and Mrs. James H. Lockhart, Jr. Fund, and the Kayser Fund.

About Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is among the most recognizable and influential artists of all time. For all of his much- discussed dispassion and irony, he had an uncanny sense of the power and influence of American and popular culture, both in its superficial and more profound forms.