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Upcoming exhibitions

Art Lovers

Art Lovers
May 13–August 7, 2016

Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions
with Alicia Dissinger, Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow

Welcome to The Fralin’s “Summer of Love.” In celebration of this most enduring of emotions, we present a selection of works from the collection that encompass its myriad interpretations by artists throughout the centuries. From allegorical and mythological narratives to contemporary commentaries on same-sex partnerships, this exhibition aims to elicit emotion, yes, but also meditation on the implications of adoration in all its forms. Whether they be cardinal sins or hedonistic pleasures such as jealousy and lust, or altruistic and selfless acts of devotion and commitment, love inspires different reactions in different circumstances and presents diverse expectations as it is understood not only throughout time, but also across cultures and continents.
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Image: John Raphael Smith, British, 1752–1812, after Henry Fuseli, Swiss, 1741–1825, Ariadne and Theseus, 1788, Mezzotint with printed color and hand coloring, 27 7/8 x 19 1/2 in (70.8 x 49.5 cm), Museum Purchase with Curriculum Support Fund, 2001.12.1

Andy Warhol: Icons

Andy Warhol: Icons
May 20–September 18, 2016

Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

In 2014, The Fralin was the beneficiary of a gift of several works of art by Andy Warhol from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Among these were silkscreens from the significant series Saint Apollonia and Cowboys and Indians, both created by Warhol during the 1980s. In 2016, The Fralin is pleased to present these pieces within the entire larger series of prints, revealing the diverse range of subjects that captivated the iconic artist.
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Image: Andy Warhol, American, 1928–1987. Marilyn, 1967. Serigraph. 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm). Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. 71.2170. Courtesy Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA. © 2016 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights are used with permission of The Estate of Marilyn Monroe LLC.