The Power Plant

Thomas Sokolowski

Tue May 05 2009

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Since opening in 1994, Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum has collaborated with institutions on over forty exhibitions and become an important archival resource. As Director of the Museum since 1996, Thomas Sokolowski relates the legacy of one of twentieth century art’s iconoclasts to vital currents in contemporary culture. Sokolowski previously served as Director for New York University’s Grey Art Gallery & Study Center and as Chief Curator for the Chrysler Art Museum in Norfolk. In his lecture "Art of the Nano Second: Art in the Shadow of Andy Warhol," Sokolowski considers Warhol’s continued relevance, and asks why the appetite for certain elements of his art seems insatiable, while other aspects of his practice receive little attention.