A Tale of Three Cities: Where It Began – Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh [Melbourne]
A Tale of Three Cities: Where It Began – Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh [Melbourne]

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Saturday February 13, 2016
2:00 PM


180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria

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Andy Warhol’s remarkable journey, from the son of humble, uneducated Capatho-Rusyn immigrants, to one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century began in the industrial American city of Pittsburgh. The two decades he spent there before moving to New York City in 1949 proved formative in his artistic development and eventual evolution to a leading figure of the American Pop Art movement.

Once the beating industrial heart of America, Pittsburgh is now home to The Andy Warhol Museum. Opening in 1994, the museum has contributed to the transformation of the city into a leading tourist and cultural destination in America. Learn more about the unique qualities of ‘The Steel City’ and the early years of Warhol’s art and life from Dr Sylvia Harrison and Dr Rodney Taveira.

Speakers Dr Sylvia Harrison, Honorary Research Associate, La Trobe University and Dr Rodney Taveira, Lecturer in American Studies, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

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