Bruce Museum to host Andy Warhol documentary

July 10, 2017

GREENWICH — About a month into its new Andy Warhol exhibition, the Bruce Museum is complementing the intimate view into the artist’s life with two documentary screenings.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on July 12 and 19 the museum will split the two-part documentary; the screenings will be free for museum members and included in the cost of admission for non-members, $10 for adults, $8 for students with identification — between 5 and 22 years old — and seniors, and free for children under 5.

“This documentary provides an absorbing portrait of a brilliant talent,” said Bruce Museum Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Corinne Flux. “It looks at Andy Warhol’s background and upbringing, to explain what drove him as an artist and creator.”

The film stretches from the 1940s to Warhol’s death in 1987, across five decades, and includes on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage.

“Viewers will see many sides of Warhol — how he used and abused the talent he surrounded himself with,” Flux said. “It is an engaging and informative film that entertains while enlightening.”

Part of “Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends!” is to highlight the natural, intimate side of the well-known artist’s work and the exhibition includes gifts from various foundations and individuals: Warhol’s “Little Red Book” — which contains 10 Polaroid portraits of friends — and both silkscreen portraits and floral still lives.

The Bruce Museum will be host to the works not usually associated with the famous Campbell’s Soup cans, among others until Sept. 3, and advance registration is required for seats at the documentary screening.

Space permitting, tickets will be available at the door for the July 12 screening, and tickets for the second screening that following Wednesday will be available for purchase until July 17.

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