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Warhol Polaroids, Prints to Display at Susquehanna University Gallery

Published on March 29, 2011

SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University’s Lore Degenstein Gallery will unveil its newest exhibition, “Warhol and His Imitators,” on April 9, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition, free and open to the public, runs through May 6.

In 2008 Susquehanna participated in The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Warhol Foundation. As a result, Susquehanna received a gift of 150 original Warhol Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints, more than 80 of which will be featured in the exhibition. The works portray scenes from Warhol’s everyday life.

Warhol often used his photographs as source material for other projects, such as his famous screen prints of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy. Similarly, several Susquehanna graphic design students have applied their talents and digital tools to Warhol subjects, creating works for the show that imitate Warhol’s silkscreen prints.

The Lore Degenstein Gallery exhibits, interprets, collects and preserves objects of art and material culture that support academic investigations and contribute to the cultural life of central Pennsylvania. While adhering to professional standards of museum ethics, the gallery preserves and displays art from both the university's permanent collection and loans from other institutions and private collections.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 570-372-4059 or go to www.susqu.edu/art_gallery.

Karen M. Jones


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