Andy Warhol’s Athletes Series at Crocker
It all started with Campbell’s Soup cans. After Andy Warhol’s first solo pop art exhibition in 1962, the artist continued to enhance pop art by featuring icons of the age, from movie stars to products.
In the late 1970s, Warhol decided to feature a different kind of American pop culture: athletes. Completed in 1979, Warhol’s 10-piece Athletes Series profiled legendary sports heroes such as Muhammad Ali, O.J. Simpson, Dorothy Hamill and Jack Nicklaus. The series, along with additional art by Roy Lichtenstein and Mel Ramos, will be displayed at the Crocker Art Museum August 16 through November 2. The exhibit, American Pop, will showcase how Warhol and other artists made the controversial pop art movement so successful.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and open late nights on first and third Thursdays until 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and free for Crocker members and children 6 and younger. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit www.crockerartmuseum.org.