SAM Talks: Wounds in Warhol, September 22

Posted on September 19, 2016, 3:05 pm
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On Thursday, September 22, join the Seattle Art Museum for SAM Talks: Wounds in Warhol. Starting at 7pm in the Plestcheeff Auditorium, this dynamic talk will ruminate on Andy Warhol‘s damage and drama. By now, we’ve had plenty of conversations about the iconic artist, but perhaps none quite like this:

Presented through both a medical and art historical perspective, this illuminating talk pairs renowned art historian Hal Foster with local medical expert John Ryan.

Hal Foster teaches 20th-century art and theory at Princeton University, where he co-directs the Program in Media and Modernity. He has authored multiple books, including Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency, The Return of the Real.

Meanwhile, Dr. John Austin Ryan lends his medical expertise to the conversation about Warhol. Dr. Ryan has had a long and prestigious career, from a clinical fellowship at Harvard, followed by 38 years at the Institution at the Virginia Mason Medical Center. There, he served as Residency Program Director, Section Head in General Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery.

SAM Talks: Wounds in Warhol

When: Thursday, September 22, 7-8:30pm

Where: SAM, Plestcheeff Auditorium (1300 First Ave)

Tickets are $10, or $5 for SAM members

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