The Andy Warhol Museum
So just what did Andy Warhol keep hidden in all of those boxes he filled? The Andy Warhol Museum just hosted its 20th anniversary gala (which we hope you read about here in NEXT as well as in The New York Times), and the Northside destination is continuing the festivities with a new cafe and shop, a major redesign of its permanent collection galleries, the special exhibition, Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede and a host of special public programs.
Ready to see art out of the box? In addition to six floors of world renowned art, there is another great reason to head to The Warhol this weekend. On May 30th, the museum is hosting, Out of the Box, inviting the public to join Time Capsules cataloguer Erin Byrne, chief archivist Matt Wrbican and assistant archivist Cindy Lisica, as they take the first look inside one of Warhol’s mysterious unopened boxes. Joining the Warhol team for the unveiling will be special guest Benjamin Liu, former personal and studio assistant for the King of Pop, and co-author of the book, Unseen Warhol (Rizzoli, 1996).
Famously dubbed the Time Capsules, Warhol started filling the first of his 600 signature boxes with original source material, correspondence and clothing in 1974. An avid collector of everything from art, Fiestaware and photographs, to newspapers, dental molds and magazines, Warhol’s compelling Capsules document the minutiae of daily life, reflect the artist’s personal life and serve as an insightful document of a particular period in time for researchers of art, culture and history.