SNAP! In the Photobooth with Andy Warhol and Friends
June 22, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00pm, FREE
*Members preview at 6:30pm
Performance by Pale Blue Eyes, covering Velvet Underground classics on Museum lawn
Appearance by pioneering rock poster artist, Carl Lundgren
Exhibitions Also on View
• Friends ofRelay for Life photography exhibit (August 23 - October 6, 2013)
• Along the Lincoln Highway: Photographs by Andrew Boroweic
• A Century of Service: Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing Centennial Exhibition
• Paul Brown: The Ohio State Years
• Civil War: The Regiments of Camp Massillon
Friday, August 23:
Gallery Talk with Nicholas Chambers, Milton Fine Curator of Art for The Andy Warhol Museum, 6:30pm, FREE
The Massillon Museum would like to recognize lenders to the exhibition, which include the Butler Institute of American Art, Canton Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Kent State University, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In addition, the Museum would like to acknowledge the encouragement and enthusiasm of Jeff and Heather Fisher, who helped plant the seeds for creation of this exhibition. Snap! Warhol was made possible by a number of sponsors to which we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude.
Massillon Museum to Present Original Andy Warhol Exhibition
The Massillon Museum will present the original exhibition, Snap! In the Photobooth with Andy Warhol and Friends, from June 22 through October 13, 2013. The Museum's working vintage photochemical photobooth—one of only four operational photobooths of its kind in the state of Ohio—is the inspiration for this project.
The Massillon Museum has a strong collection of photography in its permanent collection. Combined with the operating 1955 photochemical photobooth, which the Museum acquired in December 2010, the Museum hopes to introduce the community to Warhol through the topic of photobooth photography.
The exhibition will celebrate the artistic use of photobooth photography as championed by Pop-Art icon, Andy Warhol, along with the ways in which the artist used photobooth images and Polaroids as source material in his silkscreens.
The public is invited to the exhibition opening on Saturday, June 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and no reservations are required. Admission to the exhibition will be free throughout its duration—a rare opportunity to view original Warhol works at no charge.
“The Massillon Museum relishes bringing this level of art to our community, said Massillon Museum Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon. “Because Andy Warhol is so universally recognized and his work is appreciated by all generations, we’re looking forward to a summer full of visitors from the Massillon area and from the surrounding region.”
Warhol (1928–1987), the leading figure in the Pop-Art movement, is most widely remembered for his artistic expression of celebrity culture during the 1960s, using bold colors and repeated images. Original works of art will be on loan from a number of institutions, including The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; the Canton Museum of Art; the Cleveland Museum of Art; Butler Institute of American Art; and Kent State University.
Sponsorship for the exhibition is provided from The Independent; The Repository; Akron-Canton Airport; Canton-Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau; Day Ketterer Attorneys at Law;Innis Maggiore; Shearer’s Foods; and the William A. and Ann Brothers Foundation at the Stark Community Foundation. Additional support is provided by, ArtsinStark; CT Graphics, Greif Packaging, LLC; Massillon Cable TV, Inc.; Fishers Foods; the Ohio Arts Council; and Yund’s Busy Bee Carwash.
To help raise funds for the exhibition, the Museum will host “The Disco Ball at MassMu’s Studio 54” on Friday, June 21, from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m. Guests will be among the first to view the exhibition. Polyester and platforms are encouraged. The party will include photos in the Museum photobooth, paparazzi, the raffle of a painting created during the event, dancing to a disco DJ, small bites, a cash bar, and valet parking. Advance tickets ($80 per person in honor of the Museum’s 80th anniversary) are required. Disco Ball sponsors include Farmers National Bank; Cyrus Custom Framing; Elum Music Company; Farmers National Bank; Bob and Nancy Gessner; Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co, LPA; Quonset Hut; Robert Garner State Farm Insurance; and Robert J. Events and Catering.
On June 22, several exhibitions open in the Massillon Museum’s second-floor galleries, including Along the Lincoln Highway: Photographs by Andrew Borowiec, A Century of Service: Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing Centennial Exhibition, Paul Brown: The Ohio State Years, and Massillon and the War of the Rebellion: The Regiments of Camp Massillon. Art Out Loud: Psychedelic Posters of the 1960s will open in Studio M in the lower level. Visitors will also be able to see The Immel Circus and Harvey, the Canine Mascot of the 104th O.V.I.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets, in nearly city lots, and the city parking deck (entrance on South Erie Street, one block west of the Museum). A visit to the Massillon is always free.
For more information or to reserve tickets for the Friday night gala, call 330.833.4061