Pennsylvania POP Annual Invitational Exhibition
On View: February 7 - March 2, 2014
This year's Invitational, which includes works from over
fifty contemporary artists from Lancaster and the
surrounding region, is based on Charles Demuth's
continued influence on contemporary artists in the realm
of Pop Art. Many artists of the sixties such as Andy
Warhol found inspiration to create a new American art
form, later known as Pop Art, in Charles Demuth's paintings
of the industrialization of cities during the 1920s and
1930s. The artists participating in this year's Invitational
were asked to look to the changes in commercial
communications in the 1960s or Demuth's own work to
create a new work of art on this theme.
Milt Friedly, Pinned - Seed - Twin/Pinboys, 2014, cast
Claire Giblin, Midnight at Max's - for Andy , 2014, photo silkscreen with acrylic, ink, diamond dust on canvas.
Peg Richards, Fast Food, Provence, 2014, watercolor and
Dick Whitson, I Saw C. D. in Gold, 2013, oil on canvas
James Warhola Visiting a Pop Icon
On View: April 12 - July 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5-8pm
This exhibit features original watercolor illustrations by James Warhola from his children's book, Uncle Andy's. This charming book describes Warhola's childhood visits to his uncle's, Pop Art legend Andy Warhol, in his New York City townhouse. Also on display will be pages from Andy Warhol's sketchbooks. These single line pen drawings depict portraits and various objects revealing his talent and confidence in this medium.
Opening reception: Friday, April 11, 5-8 pm
Regular Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10-4 and Sunday 1-4
Weeks, Woodin and Welch: A Romantic View of Pennsylvania
On View: September 20 - November 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 2014 from 5 - 8pm
This exhibit features the work of three Pennsylvania photographers: Eric Weeks, John Woodin and Christine Welch. Each is a formalist whose work repurposes 19th Century Romanticism's interest in myth, decay and the sublime as a means of commenting on contemporary cultural issues. This exhibit highlights images that use the geography of Pennsylvania as the framework to convey the larger meaning in their work.
Images: Eric Weeks, Happy Hour, 2006, pigment print, 11 x 14 inches. © 2014 Eric Weeks, Courtesy the Demuth Museum.
John Woodin, Real Estate, 2011, archival pigment print, 28 x 42 inches. © 2014 John Woodin, Courtesy the Demuth Museum.
Christine Welch, Liverpool, PA, 2010, pigment print, 22 x 28 inches. © 2014 Christine Welch, Courtesy the Demuth Museum.
13th Annual Art in a Box Exhibition
On View: December 7 - 28, 2014 Opening Reception: Sunday, December 7th, 1-4 p.m.
This annual exhibit features student artworks from schools participating in the Demuth's free education program called Art in a Box, which teaches these aspiring artists about Demuth's pioneering artwork and life in Lancaster.