MOCRA Programs and Events
"The Last Temptation: Andy Warhol's Art as Belief"
The director of The Andy Warhol Museum considers the possibility and implications of a religious dimension to Andy Warhol's life and work.
Sunday, January 26, 2002 3 p.m.
Xavier Hall Theatre, Saint Louis University
reception to follow at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
free and open to the public
Thomas Sokolowski examines Pop artist Andy Warhol's outlook on art and aesthetics as they parallel the interaction between art and faith, and as influenced by the generally unrecognized religious dimension of Warhol's life.
Thomas Sokolowski has been Director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. since 1996. Prior to that position he was Director of the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, from 1984 to 1996. He has curated a number of exhibitions that have traveled internationally.
Mr. Sokolowski's lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds, on display at Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) through February 10, 2002.