Andy Warhol Museum
Red, white and blue Brillo boxes were not the only type of boxes that interested Andy Warhol.
Watch art literally come out of the box, as archivists from The Andy Warhol Museum open one of the King of Pop’s legendary Time Capsules, revealing its curious contents for the very first time.
Join The Warhol’s Time Capsules cataloguer Erin Byrne, chief archivist Matt Wrbican and assistant archivist Cindy Lisica as they take a first peek inside one of Warhol’s mysterious boxes, which he started filling with all sorts of items and ephemera in 1974. Assisting the museum’s team will be special guest Benjamin Liu, who worked as Warhol’s former personal and studio assistant. Co-author of the 1996 book, Unseen Warhol, and a consultant for the 2004 documentary film, The Jeff Koons Show, Liu is co-founder of the political action committee, Downtown for Democracy.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the minutiae of Warhol’s daily life, subject matter that fascinated the artist and informed his creative practice and personality. An avid collector of everything from art, Fiestaware and photographs, to newspapers, dental molds and magazines, Warhol meticulously packed 600 Time Capsules with source material, correspondence and clothing from decades past up until the year of his death in 1987.
Revealing much more than Warhol’s private life—the Time Capsules also serve as an insightful snapshot of the time, containing a wealth of information and source material for researchers, scholars and the public.
Out of the Box takes place in the Warhol Theater. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.