This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that have emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death in 1987. More than 350 works offer a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist, not only illuminating the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career but also highlighting the ways that Warhol anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age.
Selection from "Ads" (1985)
Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again originated at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City last November. New York Times art critic Holland Carter, in a review titled Meet Warhol, Again, in This Brilliant Whitney Show, wrote "He’s the most important American artist of the second half of the 20th century. The Whitney show vividly restores him to full, commanding view, and reasserts his importance for a new generation, but does so in a carefully shaped and edited way."
Read other Reviews of Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again.pdf
Celebrity Portrait Installation
Join us for a trip to see this not-to-be missed exhibition. It pulls together all periods of his career and showcases the full spectrum of his work including paintings, drawings, sculpture, drawings, video and more.
The registration fee ($77 for PLATO members and $92 for PLATO guests) includes admission to the Art Institute, special admission charge for the Warhol exhibition, and a 45-minute seated slide lecture on the Warhol exhibition.
Mao (1972) Self-Portrait (1964)
Superman (1961) Green Coca-Cola Bottles (1962)
We will be at the Art Institute for five hours which will give you time for lunch and see works in the permanent collection and other exhibitions.
To learn more about the Warhol exhibition, go to Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
Other exhibitions on display during our visit include:
Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age
PHOTOGRAPHY + FOLK ART: Looking for America in the 1930s
One Hundred Views of Tokyo: Message to the 21st Century
In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury
The Impressionist Pastel
Weaving beyond the Bauhaus
Postcommodity: With Each Incentive
Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow
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Lunch is on your own
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Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.
6:30 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood for boarding
6:40 AM Departs Oakwood
7:00 AM Arrives Capitol Lakes for boarding
7:20 AM Arrives East Towne Sears for boarding.
7:30 AM Departs for Chicago or sooner if everybody is aboard
10:30 AM Arrives Art Institute
10:45-11:30 AM Seated slide lecture featuring the Warhol Exhibition
3:20 PM Begins boarding for return trip
3:30 PM Departs for Madison
Return to Madison (Estimate)
6:45 PM Arrives at East Towne Sears
7:00 PM Arrives at Capitol Lakes
7:20 PM Arrives at Oakwood Village West
Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus.
Non-Member Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer. Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee.
PLATO Membership: PLATO membership is $60.00/year and all memberships renew on July 1. If you join between April 1 and November 30 you will pay the full membership fee of $60. If you join between December 1 and March 31 you pay half the membership fee - $30.