Andy Warhol: Endangered SpeciesMay 17, 2017 - November 5, 2017
The Andy Warhol Endangered Species portfolio was commissioned by the art dealers Ronald and Frayda Feldman. The idea for the portfolio was born after conversations they had with Warhol about ecological issues, including beach erosion. Warhol owned beachfront property on Long Island, and undeveloped acreage in Colorado. Today, the loss of habitat and biodiversity are urgent topics as the impact of development reaches critical thresholds. Warhol’s 15-acre beach is now The Andy Warhol Preserve, a gift to The Nature Conservancy from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. While Warhol is best known for his Pop art and films, his interest in nature was life-long. As a child he drew animals in science class at Holmes School, kept a flower garden in the family’s yard, and drew in Schenley Park and Phipps Conservatory. In college, he went to the zoo in Highland Park to draw. Later in his life Warhol created his Cow and Fish Wallpaper, the film Sunset, and hundreds of paintings, prints, and drawings of flowers.
Andy Warhol Endangered Species Events
Opening Day: Tuesday, May 16, at the 30th Anniversary Party
Mix’d Media: Thursday, July 20, 6–9 p.m.
State of the Art: Student Art Show in Honor of Marion BuchenrothThrough June 4, 2023
This youth art exhibit is an annual collaboration between the National Museum of Wildlife Art and art educators from Teton County schools. The several hundred works of art on display beautifully demonstrate how students grow as artists as they move through grades K-12. Each art educator and group of students interpreted the theme Transformation in their own way.See the Exhibit
For the Love of CaninesThrough August 27, 2023
For the Love of Canines questions humans’ relation and fascination with canines, whether love or loathing, through works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection.See the Exhibit