Warhol, a leading figure in the Pop Art movement in America, became as famous as many of the celebrities he portrayed in his popular prints. Large-scale silkscreen portraits of Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir and Gertrude Stein allude to the grandiosity associated with fame while establishing an intimacy between subject and viewer.
Admission is free for museum members. Non-member price includes both museum and special exhibit: $6 adult; $5 seniors; $3 students; $15 families. Call (414) 390-5730 or visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org. The exhibit is on loan from the collection of the Spertus Institute and generously sponsored by Suzy Ettinger.
Exhibit programs (Visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org for further information and fees):
Dec. 15, Noon – 4 p.m. — Public opening. Guided tours, coloring and scavenger activities for families.
Dec. 25, Noon – 4 p.m. — Pop Art & Popcorn. Featured films: Marx Brother’s A Night at the Opera and Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol.
Jan. 23 or Feb. 27, 5-8 pm — Screen Printing Workshops at RedLine Milwaukee,1422 N. 4th St, Milwaukee. Beginner and novice-level screen printers are welcome to these introductory sessions to basic screen-printing.
Feb. 6, 11 am — Andy Warhol’s Minyan: Reconsidering his Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century. With James Yood, Professor of Contemporary Art History and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Feb. 21, 11:30 am — Of the People, for the People, the Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. With J. Gordon Hylton, J.D., Ph.D., Professor at Marquette University Law School and University of Virginia.
About the Milwaukee Jewish Federation
For more than one hundred years, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been dedicated to building a strong Jewish community. The agency distributed nearly $19 million last year to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations locally and around the world.