The Museum of Art and Archaeology recently received six original screenprints by artist Andy Warhol, a gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Foundation was established after Warhol’s death in 1987, and in accordance with Warhol’s will, it has given prints to many institutions across the country to ensure “that the many facets of Warhol’s complex oeuvre are both widely accessible and properly cared for.”
In 2008, the Museum received more than 150 photographs by Andy Warhol from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, which donated over 28,500 photographs to educational institutions across the United States. The 152 photographs, both Polaroid and silver gelatin prints, include images of pop icons such as Debbie Harry of Blondie; Ric Ocasek of The Cars; artists Paul Delvaux, Peter Schuyff and Christopher Makos; Warhol's partner Jon Gould; and Warhol's secretary Pat Hackett, editor of The Andy Warhol Diaries. These were included in an exhibition, The Faces of Warhol, which ran in three installments in 2009 and 2010. A date for the display of the six screenprints is to be announced.