May 13, 2014 user

Andy Warhol museum celebrates 20th Anniversary

A Gala at the Andy Warhol Museum this month kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations – marking two decades of the world’s most comprehensive single-artist museum.

Themed along the lines of the jet-set era of the 1970s and 80s, the Gala was a great success, with a special performances from Gloria Gaynor and a dance troop with moves reminiscent of movies like Saturday Night Fever.

The honorary chair for the event was Teresa Heinz, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry alongside honorary co-chairs fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Warhol Muse Jane Holzer.

The Gala coincided with the launch of a new exhibition at the museum, Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede which showcases the art and fashion of these two pioneers.

In addition the entire collection of art in the hands of the museum has been re-hung for the first time since the museum opened in 1994. The rare masterpieces are now arranged chronologically across five of the Museum’s seven floors.

The event also included an exciting announcement that plans are underway for a satellite museum in New York to reinforce the memory of Warhol and his contribution.

Read more here: www.warhol.org/20

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