FYI: on Andy Warhol

the fmoa spent countless hours putting this exhibit together.

we thought we might share a few little fyi’s about the exhibit:

  1. 4800 soup cans were used in the sculpture displays throughout the exhibit.
  2. those cans were donated by campbell’s soup.
  3. we are donating those cans to fayetteville’s urban ministries, post exhibit.
  4. the exhibit features many of warhol’s later works from american indian series. most works showcased were created from 1978-1981. some of these works have a more serious view of society than earlier works.
  5. it took 3 five gallon drums of paint, 4 paint extension rods, and 5 staff to cover the exhibition space “walls”.
  6. the large self-portrait hanging in the gallery space was created by fayetteville’s own shani gates. it is 8 feet by 8 feet– a larger than life warhol for your own viewing pleasure!
  7. it took over 20 spotlights to light the gallery space and store.
  8. over 1,500 warhol items are for sale in the warhol store.
  9. 15,000 gallery guides were printed with information about warhol’s life.
  10. school groups will have the chance to visit the exhibit for free monday through friday from 9am until noon! over 300 cumberland county school children will see the exhibit free this week!
  11. over 31 feet of banners were used to list our sponsors and advertise for our exhibit! thanks, FastSigns!
  12. 24 hour security was required for our exhibit. Our security team has put in over 96 hours thus far with 96 to go!

we hope you’ll come out to the exhibit! remaining days are today from 12-7pm, tomorrow from 12-7pm, and thursday from 12-7pm. saturday we are open from 10am to 5pm. entrance is $5.00 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children 5 and under. we also have our girls night out party on Friday at 7pm. All the details are on the website: fayettevillemuseumart.org/warhol.htm.

Girls Night Out Invite

come get warholed! each of our warhol patrons gets a FREE “i saw warhol” sticker!

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