From Debbie Harry to Prince, See These Stars in a New Way at Andy Warhol: Portraits

Andy Warhol: Portraits features over 120 paintings, prints, photographs, and films that depict his favorite genre: the portrait. Now, take a closer look at Warhol’s portraits and the meaning beneath them at this new exhibit at McNay Art Museum on Saturday, June 29th.

Portraits presents a snapshot of New York’s art and social scene from the 1960s through the 1980s through portraits of Warhol’s friends and patrons, movie stars and musicians, and celebrities of the day that range in style from the pristinely-idealized to the heartbreakingly-raw. Personalities who populated Warhol’s inner circle are represented; some widely recognized names include Joan Collins, Debbie Harry, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jagger, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol himself.

The presentation takes a multi-dimensional approach to the work, exploring the formal, conceptual, social, and political implications of portraiture, identity, and fame. A substantial media experience - nine different video, television, and film programs - feature recordings of Warhol’s Polaroid portrait sessions and black-and-white screen tests from the 1960s that Warhol shot on 16mm film – including one of Salvador Dalí. Andy Warhol: Portraits invites the viewer into Warhol’s world, by examining the artist’s personal life, studio process, and use of a variety of mediums.

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. Andy Warhol: Portraits is presented concurrently with Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today, a broad survey of works in all media by artists who explore gender identity as manifest in appearance, presentation, and perception. Exhibition support is provided by Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation and the Host Committee, chaired by Rick Liberto.

Spend a Saturday soaking up Warhol’s world at Andy Warhol: Portraits. Admission to the exhibit is included with regularly priced admission, which is $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, and military, and free for children and teens under 19 and members. For more information, visit

Although we provide the utmost luxury at Waterford Park Apartments in Converse, Texas, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, June 29, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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