Presented by Raymond James & Associates in Indiana
During the final years of his career, Andy Warhol’s lifelong fascination with the American West and Native American art came to the forefront of his work in a series of screen prints and paintings called Cowboys and Indians. Featuring portraits of prominent figures such as Annie Oakley and Geronimo, this traveling exhibition will let you experience the West through Warhol’s eyes.
The 1986 Cowboys and Indians series was the last major group of work he created before his death. In addition to the more overt pop culture references in this series, such as the print of Western film actor John Wayne, Warhol drew more broadly on the American cultural fascination with the American West and Indigenous North America. Warhol grew up at a time when Westerns were popular in film and television, and when he created the series in the 1980s, the genre — and related ones such as Country and Western music — were seeing a revival in popular culture.
See this body of Warhol’s work while exploring themes of American nostalgia, exploitation, appropriation and progress.
Warhol’s West was organized by the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA, and the Cochran Collection, LaGrange, GA.
Members-Only Donuts and Doodles with James Warhola
Saturday, April 23
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Grab a donut and join special guest, children’s book illustrator and Andy Warhol’s nephew James Warhola, for a mini-workshop on illustrating a short story! Learn more.
Saturday, April 23
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Author, artist and storyteller James Warhola, nephew of Andy Warhol, holds a book reading of his two popular children’s books about his famous Uncle Andy. Also, a Pop Art-making activity will take place in the Eiteljorg’s studios. Learn more.
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How to visit: See exhibit Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Exhibit is included with the cost of museum admission
Please note: Photography is not permitted inside the Warhol’s West exhibition space