of the National Portrait Gallery
MOSCOW — The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in collaboration with The Blavatnik Family Foundation, presents Andy Warhol: Ten Famous Jews of the Twentieth Century. The exhibit will run from February 12 through April 9, 2014.
The exhibition is a comprehensive study of the lives of the ten Jewish luminaries selected by Warhol for his portrait series: Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein. Through Warhol’s portraits, archival material, photographs, videos and interviews, each life story unveils a broader examination of the eras in which the subjects lived. Curated by Paul Moorehouse of the National Portrait Gallery and Maria Nasimova of The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. The portrait series was commissioned by New York gallerist Ronald Feldman and Israeli art dealer Alexander Harari.
An icon of the 20th century, Warhol’s pop art commentaries on consumerism and mass-marketing continue to resonate with audiences today. In the 1960s Warhol was instrumental in reviving the portrait genre, marrying photography with painting and redefining “high art”.
By presenting the exhibition Andy Warhol: Ten Famous Jews of the Twentieth Century, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center continues the ongoing temporary exhibition program dedicated to contemporary art and opens its 2014 Season.
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow is dedicated to preserving Jewish history and encouraging social tolerance. Founded in November 2012, the JMTC is one part interactive museum, one part independent platform offering trainings, seminars, lectures, workshops, panel discussions and more. The purpose of the JMTC is to promote a culture of social interaction and to prevent xenophobia.
The Blavatnik Family Foundation
The Blavatnik Family Foundation is an active supporter of leading educational, scientific, cultural, and charitable institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Israel, and throughout the world. The Foundation is headed by Len Blavatnik, an American industrialist and philanthropist. Mr. Blavatnik is the founder and Chairman of Access Industries, a privately-held U.S. industrial group with global interests in natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, emerging technologies, life sciences and real estate. For more detailed biographical information on Len Blavatnik or Access Industries please visit: www.accessindustries.com