Andy Warhol remains one of the most famous and iconic American artists. He contributed to bridge the gap and blur the boundaries between pop culture and fine arts and his work is a wonderful way in into American 20th century history, culture, and values. Some thirty years after his death, the New York Whitney Museum of American Art has organized the first major retrospective of his work in the U.S.
In this B1-B2 sequence, students brainstorm Warhol and Pop Art before watching a short video announcing the Whitney Museum exhibition opening. Then, they do some research work to complete their knowledge about Warhol and Pop Art before reacting to and commenting on a video showing many works by Warhol. Finally, they write or record a review presenting Warhol, commenting on their own selection from his work and expressing what they liked or disliked about it.
Culture, language and structures
- Andy Warhol
- Pop Art
- USA and the world in the 1950s onwards
- Vocabulary related to arts and Pop Culture
Andy Warhol: From A to Z
Whitney Museum, New York
Till 31 March, 2019
Andy Warhol (1928–1987), Ethel Scull 36 Times, 1963. Silkscreen ink and acrylic on linen, thirty-six panels: 80 × 144 in. (203.2 × 365.8 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; jointly owned by the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; gift of Ethel Redner Scull 86.61a‒jj © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York