Paula Kane, professor of Religious Studies at Pitt, and Erika Doss, professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will consider what religion meant to Andy Warhol, how his religious beliefs shaped and directed his art, and why religion “matters” in the history of American modernism, in a conversation Jan. 9 at the Andy Warhol Museum.
Over the course of a prominent and prolific career, Warhol both pictured religious subjects and practiced his religious faith. Yet in 20th century histories of modern American art, religion is largely excluded. Warhol was perhaps doubly excluded, as a gay man and a believing Christian, whose identity in the art world and in American society was made complicated by those identities.
The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Andy Warhol Theatre. Registration is required. The exhibit “Andy Warhol: Revelation” runs through Feb. 16 at the North Side museum.