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WHAT: During a special preview on Tuesday, June 18, media are invited to get the first look at two innovative and inclusive exhibitions—Andy Warhol: Portraits and Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today— before they open to the public on June 20. McNay Director, Richard Aste, and the Curatorial team will be available for interviews.
Andy Warhol: Portraits features over 120 paintings, prints, photographs, films, and videos that depict the artist’s favorite genre. The exhibition presents a vibrant snapshot of New York’s art and social scene from the 1960s through the 1980s with portraits of Warhol’s inner circle; among them Joan Collins, Debbie Harry, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jagger, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol himself. Over a dozen fashion ensembles in the exhibition by Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Mary McFadden, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, and Bob Mackie illustrate the highly fashionable circle surrounding Warhol during this infamous period.
Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today is the country’s first broad survey of contemporary artwork from across North America to explore the construction of identity through gender and outward appearance. Transamerica/n celebrates a spectrum of gender identity through artists from underrepresented backgrounds in the United States (many from the San Antonio community), Mexico, and Canada. The exhibition also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which served as a catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement around the world.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: McNay Art Museum – 6000 N New Braunfels, San Antonio, TX 78209
MORE: Images: http://bit.ly/McNayWarholTransamerican
Deb Kass, Double Double Yentl (My Elvis), 1993. Silkscreen and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
© 2019 Deborah Kass / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York