Andy Warhol Lecture Series Continues at USC Upstate

September 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Spartanburg, SC —- The Andy Warhol Lecture Series will continue at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 150 with a presentation by Dr. Suzanne “Zan” Schuweiler, associate professor of art history from Converse College.

Her public lecture entitled SNAP! Warhol’s ‘60s Photo Paintings, is the second in a four-part lecture series sponsored by USC Upstate’s Curtis R. Harley Gallery that will accompany dual exhibitions of Andy Warhol’s photography and influence that are being presented by the Harley Art Gallery at the University of South Carolina Upstate (September 30 – October 29), and the Spartanburg Art Museum (September 14 – November 20) located in the Chapman Cultural Center on St. John Street in downtown Spartanburg. 

Schuweiler received her PhD in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a dissertation on Andy Warhol: “Blowing Warhol’s Cool: Decoding the Sixties Work.” Since then she has been an art history professor at Converse College where she teaches a variety of classes, including contemporary art. Currently she is working on a book tentatively titled “Race and Photographic Representation in the American South.”

 Guests are invited to visit the Warhol exhibition located next door to “The George” at the Spartanburg Art Museum before and after the lecture during the hours of 10:00 to 5:00 PM. These events are free and open to the public. The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics is located at 160 E. St. John St. in downtown Spartanburg, and parking is available in the adjacent garage.

Special thanks to the Spartanburg Art Museum and Spartanburg County Council for support of these events. For further information about the Warhol exhibits and lectures contact Jane Nodine, director of the Harley Gallery, at jnodine@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5838. Information is also available at www.uscupstate.edu/warhol or www.spartanburgartmuseum.org. Special thanks to the Spartanburg Art Museum and Spartanburg County Council for support of these events.