The UAB College of Arts and Sciences has been gifted six never-before-displayed prints created by the late artist Andy Warhol.
This significant gift comes to UAB after the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts voted to make new gifts to all institutions that were recipients of photographic works from The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. In 2008, UAB received 150 works by Warhol as part of a gift from the foundation, which distributed works to nearly 200 university museums nationwide. The gift to UAB included both Polaroids, for which Warhol was famous, and 8-by-10 black-and-white prints.
The new gifts are large screen prints on paper. They were delivered and opened for inspection at the Birmingham Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. While the images have been seen, these specific prints never left Warhol’s studio.
Dean Robert Palazzo, Ph.D., says he hopes to have the works available to be seen by the public in 2014 in the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, which is near completion.
New performances presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center have just been announced, and tickets are on sale now.
For the second half of the 2013-2014 season, the ASC has selected intriguing young classical performers Narek Arutyunian and Ji, Birmingham’s own Yakov and Aleksandra Kasman in a four-hand piano program, thrilling dance from Ailey II and diverse music from acts including the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Taj Mahal, The Robert Cray Band and John Prine with guest Holly Williams. The Viva Health Starlight Gala will feature Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell.
This year the ASC continues its important mission of curating and producing original new works and performances for the community. The ASC will award pioneering Birmingham songwriters and composers with a competition, ASC Commissions Birmingham, which honors the Magic City.The ArtPlay Make It Happen Performing Ensemble will commemorate Black History Month with “Celebrate,” a new, original program of music, spoken word and dance. Birmingham’s own UAB Artist-in-Residence and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame member Eric Essix will begin a three-year series, Jazz Essentials, starting with the famed Marcus Roberts Trio live in concert. Light Dreams, the tremendously popular, free art, music, light and dance festival created and curated by the ASC, will return for an expanded three-night showing, featuring new digital light creations and more by Birmingham’s most innovative and creative artists.