Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman

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Date & Time: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, November 16, 2019 - February 16, 2020

Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Sponsored by: Sponsored by Fallon Health and Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers
Description: Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman explores the symbiotic relationship that developed between photography and contemporary art at the end of the twentieth century. Beginning in the 1960s, photography rose to unprecedented prominence in contemporary art. As new movements like Pop Art found inspiration in consumer culture, commercial photography and photo-based design moved from the pages of advertising circulars to gallery walls.

Organized primarily from the Worcester Art Museum's permanent collection, Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman assesses the trajectory of contemporary art through a comparison of traditional media, such as painting, prints, and sculpture, with photography and emerging photo-based art.

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Image: Robert Heinecken, Are You Rea, 1964  1968, offset lithograph on white wove paper, National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan, 1975.12. Photo © Estate of Robert Heineken, courtesy of Cherry and Martin Gallery.
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Entered by: Worcester Art Museum

Created: August 27, 2019 at 3:21 PM

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