Published: Apr 6, 2012
SAVANNAH, Georgia - SCAD cinema studies
will present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand, who will present "The Education of Andy Warhol," April 12, 5 p.m. at Arnold Hall Auditorium, 1810 Bull St. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Andy Warhol came to New York City from Pittsburgh in 1949. He enjoyed success as a commercial artist almost immediately, but struggled to achieve recognition as a fine artist. His breakthrough show, "32 Campbell's Soup Cans," was mounted in 1962. Menand will discuss Warhol's trajectory from shoe advertisements and album covers to his studio and the hub of the 1960s avant-garde.
Menand is the Ann T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. He is the author of several books and won the Pulitzer Prize for History for "The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America," an intellectual and cultural history of America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.