Courses & Workshops

If You Want to Know About Andy Warhol 

Floor 3, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

Andy Warhol’s wide ranging practice was as influential as it was enigmatic—as demonstrated by the artist’s brilliantly elliptical statement, "If you want to know about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it." No matter how Warhol described his own work, he undoubtedly changed the landscape of contemporary art.

Organized in conjunction with Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, this course introduces participants to Warhol's work across media, exploring connections between Warhol and his peers, and shedding new light on the relevance of his practice for artists working today. Alongside his paintings, we consider Warhol's films, photographs, and multimedia performances while also delving into his use of commercial products and celebrity culture. Finally, the course examines Warhol’s rich engagement with the social landscape of his friends, fellow artists, and lovers, asking how he transformed the world he lived in into art and what this might reveal about the lesser-known political commitments and critiques put forward by the king of Pop Art. 

Option 1: Wednesdays, January 23, 30, and February 6, 13
3–4:30 pm

Option 2: Wednesdays, January 23, 30, and February 6, 13
6:30–8 pm

Option 3: Thursdays, January 24, 31, and February 7, 14
2–3:30 pm

Instructor: Josh Lubin-Levy is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at NYU. Specializing in modern and contemporary art and performance, for the past ten years he has also worked as a dance dramaturgy and performance curator. He was a 2016–2017 Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and is currently on faculty at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University and in the department of Visual Studies at The New School.

Registration is required: $390/$325 members. Through December 24, use the code CRS25OFF for a $25 early bird discount. For general inquiries and information related to the course, please email courses@whitney.org.

The Hearst Artspace and the Seminar Room are equipped with induction hearing loops and infrared assistive listening systems. Accessible seating is also available.

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