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Fresno Art Museum to launch special exhibit – courtesy of Andy Warhol, Bank of America

For several months next year, Fresno residents will have easy access to the works of famed pop artist Andy Warhol. 

The Fresno Art Museum revealed that an extensive Warhol exhibit will be on display from Feb. 5 to June 26, 2022. 

Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program will supply the 94-piece exhibit, which was last on display at the National Arts Club in New York City. 

Bank of America is providing the exhibit to the Fresno Art Museum free of cost. 

The exhibition includes Warhol’s works from the mid-1960s to the series of monoprints Vesuvius, which was created in 1985. 

“These prints demonstrate many aspects of Warhol’s art, including his brilliance as a colorist, which can be seen in the early Flowers and Sunset series,” the Fresno Art Museum’s website reads. 

“In later series, Warhol experimented with the silkscreen printing process to create complex surface layers. Warhol was a master at identifying the defining cultural images of his time.” 

Museum curator Sarah Vargas told GV Wire that the exhibit provides an opportunity for a younger generation to enjoy Warhol’s work. 

“Some of these portfolios focus on really significant individuals from our history and I know a lot of people are already very familiar with Andy Warhol,” Vargas said. 

“He’s a very popular artist, very well known. I think that it’ll be a huge introduction for a lot of the younger students that are coming through our museum, especially because we have such a large educational program and we see so many schoolchildren.” 

The museum is currently open on Thursday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.mm. to 4 p.m., and all patrons are required to wear masks.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.