September 17, 2022 – August 1, 2023
View the newest addition to The Temple Museum collection! Join us for Andy Warhol’s Jewish Icons: 10 Portraits, an exhibition featuring Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century that transport you into the world of the pop art superstar artist. Created by the artist himself in New York City in 1980, the 10 individual silkscreen portraits on paper feature Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein. Often considered to be the most influential contemporary artist of the twentieth century, the prints showcase Warhol’s iconic style with bright colors and bold imagery. Executed at a mature moment in Andy Warhol’s career, the portraits showcase the artist’s ongoing exploration of famed subjects as well as religious identity.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be related programming throughout the year that will dive into each of the 10 Jewish icons including national speakers, panel discussions, art workshops, and more.
The portfolio is a generous gift from Joel L. Saltzman and a gift in memory of Leslie Wolf by his family.