October 20, 2013 in Features

Spotlight: WSU adds Warhol prints

By The Spokesman-Review
 

“Sunset,” left, created in 1972, and “Flowers,” from 1970, are among six Andy Warhol works recently donated to WSU’s Museum of Art.
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The Washington State University Museum of Art has received six original Andy Warhol prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The new prints are the largest in the museum’s permanent collection, measuring 40-by-40 inches, and include a portrait of Sitting Bull and depictions of a truck, flowers, a sunset, and even a receipt. It takes the number of Warhol pieces in WSU’s permanent collection to 174.

“These works add a wonderful new dimension to our holdings of modern art,” museum director Chris Bruce said in a news release. “Equally important, the gift provides us with an extra incentive for a successful campaign to build a new museum on campus so we can share such treasures with our audience more frequently.”

The museum is located on Wilson Road, across from Martin Stadium. Call (509) 335-1910 or visit museum.wsu.edu for more information.

Vandals’ Bach

Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow is hosting a two-day Idaho Bach Festival on Friday and Saturday.

The festival’s official Bach scholar is Nathan Olson, co-concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The violinist also is concertmaster for the Breckinridge Music Festival and has performed with the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Omaha, Neb., and Tucson, Ariz.

The festival includes four events in two days. It opens with a free performance from noon to 2 p.m. Friday in the Idaho Commons Rotunda. That night, an opening gala concert will be 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium.

On Saturday, the Haddock Performance Hall in the Lionel Hampton Music Building will be host to concerts at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Admission to all but the opening Friday events are $5 for adults and $3 for students, available at the door.


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