Warhol, Pollock, Lichtenstein and More Featured in New Visual Arts Center Exhibit

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The Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion is currently home to over 70 original works by more than 50 of the country’s most celebrated artists, including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Chuck Close, Willem De Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Thomas Moran and many more. others. . The new Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts exhibition opened today and features well-known paintings, watercolours, sculptures, sketches, drawings and photographs.

“This is a rare opportunity for art lovers and the general public to see original and famous works by famous artists without ever having to leave South Dakota,” said Cody Henrichs, curator at the Visual Arts Center. “It is an honor for the Visual Arts Center to host the works of these icons of American art, to offer these incomparable pieces to our community, and to celebrate the artists’ stories.”

This is the Visual Arts Centre’s first major traveling exhibition in five years. The exhibit begins after entering through an archway depicting one of Andy Warhol’s famous portrayals of Marilyn Monroe. The first section of the exhibition features postmodern and contemporary artists from the 1970s to the present, such as David Salle and Ross Bleckner. As you move through the gallery, you’ll step back in time to mid-century pop art by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as abstract works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. The final section of the exhibit includes famous pastoral landscapes created by Thomas Moran, depictions of American Impressionism by Childe Hassam and more.

The works are on loan from the permanent collection of the Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York. Founded in 1931, Guild Hall sits on the east end of Long Island, a unique area that has attracted many people of diverse talents such as artists, writers, musicians, actors and directors over the years. Guild Hall is the cultural center at the center of culture and has developed an impressive permanent collection which now consists of over 1,900 pieces. A selection of these works have been curated in a traveling exhibition organized by Guild Hall in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, California.

The artists represented in this collection have often known each other and have developed professional, creative and personal relationships. The exhibit includes pieces by artists who were friends, spouses, competitors, father and son, lovers and twin brothers who all influenced the artists who followed them. The exhibition also includes portraits and photographs of some of the artists to help tell their stories and illuminate their lives.

The Washington Pavilion will celebrate the grand opening of this exhibit on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 5-8 p.m. and Kirby Science Discovery Center is free during this time. The evening will also include entertainers, cash bar, live band and free cake! Sip wine and support local artists.

Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts is made possible in part by sponsors of the Gilchrist Foundation, First Bank & Trust, Xcel Energy Foundation and the South Dakota Arts Council. Everist Gallery is sponsored by Citi.

The exhibit is free for members and included with all museum admissions. The Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit WashingtonPavilion.org/Guild.

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