Party like it’s 1979! The BMA celebrates Andy Warhol: The Last Decade with a late night event from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, October 30. Visitors are encouraged to wear period attire and enjoy the exhibition of Warhol’s late paintings during extended evening hours, along with live music, inspired performances, and other activities–all for just $10–a $5 discount from the regular adult ticket price! For more information about the event, visit artbma.org or call 443-573-1832. Media sponsor is City Paper.
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is a special ticketed exhibition on view at the BMA through January 9, 2011, featuring more than 50 paintings created by the influential artist and international celebrity in the 70s and 80s. Compelling self portraits, monumental variations of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and collaborations with younger artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat demonstrate Warhol’s renewed spirit of experimentation during the last decade of his life.
LATE NIGHT EVENTS
6:30 p.m.-midnight Andy Warhol: The Last Decade exhibition galleries open
6:30 p.m. Superflydisco DJ
Groove to hits from the 70s and 80s selected by members of the acclaimed disco band performing later in the evening. Start thinking about your playlist requests now!
6:30-11:30 p.m. Art-Making Workshops
Create your own Rorschach, Yarn, Last Supper, and Silkscreen paintings or participate in collaborative multi-media art- making activities.
7 p.m. Single Carrot Theatre performs Three Andys
See the world premier of this theatrical tribute to Warhol by award-winning playwright Rich Espey. Set against a backdrop of the artist’s iconic works, the one-hour production cleverly weaves art history with humor and reverence. Warhol’s personas emerge as three actors portray Marilyn Monroe, Warhol’s mother, and others who played a significant role in the artist’s illustrious life.
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. Gallery Tours
Take a 45-minute guided tour of either the Warhol exhibition or works by Warhol in the BMA’s collection.
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. Andy Warhol’s T.V.
Watch two episodes from the first season: Episode 8 with filmmaker John Waters, actor/drag queen Divine, and costume/make-up designer Van Smith. [1981, 30 minutes] followed by Episode 9 with artists Larry Rivers and Andy Warhol. [1981, 30 minutes]. The programs will be repeated at 8:30 p.m.
9 p.m. Dance Party with Superflydisco
Get down with the mid-Atlantic’s premier live disco band performing hits from the 70s and 80s while decked out in a vintage-style wardrobe.
9:30 p.m. Literary Death Match
Enjoy the unpredictable convergence of art, literature, and theater when four authors read their most electric Warhol-inspired writing for seven minutes. Three judges will take turns spouting off-the-wall critiques in the categories of literary merit, performance, and intangibles. Two finalists then compete in an absurdly comic finale that determines who takes home the LDM/BMA crown. The participating authors are Daniel Wallace (Big Fish), multi-media phenom Stephanie Barber, playwright/fiction star James Magruder (Sugarless), and poet Cliff Lynn. The judgesare William P. Tandy (Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore!), musician ellen cherry (heart like a lion), and beatboxer extraordinaire Shodekeh.