Posted April 10, 2015

Phoenix Goes Pop: Warhol Exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum

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Andy Warhol

Self-Portrait, 1986. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.

Back in the swinging ’60s, Andy Warhol was the boss. He had some crazy shaggy hair and hung out with the coolest people on the planet. Oh, and he was also the artist who basically defined the whole Pop Art movement. Even today, 28 years after his death, Andy Warhol’s iconic art is celebrated the world over. It’s instantly recognizable — you know it when you see it. It’s colorful, striking and straight-up fun.

Queen Elizabeth II

Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 1985. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.

At Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape, we think Andy Warhol is all kinds of inspiring. That’s why we’re so excited a good chunk of his art has made its way to Arizona’s Phoenix Art Museum. Through June 21, the Andy Warhol: Portraits exhibit is showing nearly 200 of his portraits, paintings and drawings, produced over four decades from the 1940s to the 1980s.

It’s the first time this comprehensive exhibition of Warhol’s art is on display in the Southwest, which makes it kind of a big deal. And the Phoenix Art Museum is just a short distance from Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, so that should make your visit to the Valley of the Sun a little more interesting this spring. Plus we have some special offers to help sweeten the deal.

Palomar Phoenix Hotel

We think Andy would be happy to chill out in the Palomar Phoenix lobby.

When you go, be sure to check out some of Warhol’s celebrity portraits featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone, Prince and more. You’ll also find many of his self-portraits, silkscreens, Polaroids of him in drag, and rare family photos from when he was young.

Mao

Mao, 1974. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.

Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in American art and culture. He coined some of the best expressions of the last century, including that bit about how everybody gets 15 minutes of fame. You’ll even find a bit of Warhol’s influence at our hotel: He famously said he thinks everybody should like everybody, and we totally agree.

Tickets for the Andy Warhol exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum are  included with general admission to the museum, which is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 17, $12 for seniors, and $10 for college students. You can also go when admission is reduced ($8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 17), Wednesdays from 3 to 9pm and First Fridays (the first Friday of the month).

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