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Plattsburgh State Art Museum
Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
And Myers Lobby Gallery
April 12 – May 17, 2014
Andy Warhol, Sitting Bull, 1986 Senior B.F.A. Exhibition 2014

Museum Studies Minor

Slatkin Study Room
Second Floor, Myers Fine Art Bldg.
Open Daily, Noon to 4 pm

April 12 – May 17, 2014

Plattsburgh State Art Museum
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh


Museum Studies Minors 2014
Danielle FallonKayla Kemph
Kathleen RyanJustin Villanyi

Andy Warhol
Sitting Bull
1986

screen print
36 x 36”
Donated by the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts

Museums are a vital and important aspect of education. The field of Museum Studies is an everlasting experience, full of intriguing applications and techniques. Originally, the Greeks called a Museum, mouseion, translated literally as temple of the muses. Culturally we have strengthened this idea of a building devoted to learning and the arts. As our museum studies advances our knowledge it expands and embraces history, artifacts, and art of the past. From the age of antiquity we have treasured and preserved what society has created.

We are excited to be a part of this B.F.A. 2014. We have been given the opportunity to practice our knowledge of the complex world of museums. We want to sincerely thank the Plattsburgh State Art Museum and each artist who has been involved in the exhibition. To quote Andy Warhol, “They always say time changes things, but you have to actually change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol
A Recent Gift

Andy Warhol was born August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, Warhol graduated from Schenley High School in 1945. After graduating from high school, his intentions were to study art education at the University of Pittsburgh in the hope of becoming an art teacher, but his plans changed and he enrolled in the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, where he studied commercial art. In 1949, he moved to New York City and began a career in magazine illustration and advertising. Also in 1949, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in pictorial design. During the 1950s Warhol gained fame for his whimsical ink drawings of shoe advertisements. On July 9, 1962, in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles, marked his west coast debut of Pop Art. In 1979, Warhol founded the New York Academy of Art with his friend Stuart Pivar. He died on February 22, 1987 from sudden post-operative cardiac arrhythmia following a routine gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital. He was buried at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park, a south suburb of Pittsburgh.

When Andy Warhol died on February 22, 1987, his will stated that most of his estate should be used to create a foundation for the advancement of the visual arts. Since its creation the Foundation’s main focus has been using its grant making program to support the creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary visual art. The Foundation has used cooperative exhibitions, loans, and the permanent placement of work in museums to ensure that many aspects of Warhol’s complex collection are accessible and properly cared for. The Foundation continues to evolve its programs and initiatives to address thechanging needs of the visual arts community.

This exhibition is funded in part by the Student Association, Winkel Endowment, Friends of Art, and the State of New York

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