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Warhol Winding Down at the Milwaukee Art Museum

The Quadracci Pavillion
The Quadracci Pavillion
Milwaukee Art Museum Website

There are only three weeks left to get down to the Milwaukee Art Museum and spend the day wandering through the works of Andy Warhol. MAM is the first stop on the national tour of the exhibit Andy Warhol: The Last Decade and the first museum in the US to host an exhibit dedicated to the insanely productive last ten years of the artist's life.

Most well known for the Pop-Art style of his works from the 1960's, Andy Warhol is one of the most recognized artists of our time. From Campbell's soup cans to Jacqueline Kennedy, Warhol took the popular icons of the time and mass produced them as screenprints. During his later years, the artist took to painting and combined this style with screenprinting and his Pop-Art beginnings. Creating more pieces during the Eighties than any other time in his career, Warhol seems to have been reborn only to meet an untimely death in 1987.

For an additional $12 with the price of admission, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is a bargain way to expose yourself to one of the masters of American art. View the exhibit itself which includes several self-portraits and an interesting take on Leonardo DaVinci's Last Supper. Also on display are some of Warhol's earlier Pop-Art pieces, from both MAM's permanent collection and  on loan from other museums, along with video clips from the artist's film works. Continue your journey through the world of Warhol with exhibit inspired menu items at the Café Calatrava. Enjoy food choices such as Warhol's Menage a Trois and Studio 54 Salad while discussing the art and observing the beauty of a winter Lake Michigan.

You don't have to go far to experience a great day trip. Andy Warhol: The Last Decade closes January 3rd. Get out there and take advantage of what your city has to offer. Great art and architecture at a great price!

TIP FOR STUDENTS: A student membership is only $25 and includes one year of free admission to the museum and its special exhibits.