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Black, White and Warhol

Artist Andy Warhol is known the world over for his iconic pop-art paintings. He may be less recognized, however, for his prolific contributions to the world of black-and-white photography. Beginning March 5 and continuing through May 8, more than 150 of Warhol’s photographs will be on display at the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington.

The images in the exhibition were a recent gift to the museum from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. According to the museum’s website, the exhibition “will examine how Warhol’s black-and-white photographs collected his personal environment and how his color Polaroids shaped the way others wanted to be portrayed during their ‘fifteen minutes of fame.’”

Warhol often used the Polaroid images as study guides for the images he planned to later paint.

As part of the exhibition, which is titled “Shot by Warhol,” the museum is hosting a series of lectures, social events and guided tours during the month of March. Click here for more details and a schedule of events.

The Indiana University Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from noon to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

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