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Fuji USA sponsors Art of Andy Warhol exhibition
Mark Peters : November 8th 2005 - 21:40 CET
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FujifilmFuji USA sponsors Art of Andy Warhol exhibition : On November 19th the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) will debut an interactive traveling exhibition, The Art of Andy Warhol, featuring the iconic work of world renowned artist, Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987). The Art of Andy Warhol - sponsored by Fuji Photo Film USA - highlights signature works from the 1980s era that took the art and social scene of New York City by storm and influenced the world. The Art of Andy Warhol recreates, in part, Warhol's 1983 Zurich exhibition, "Paintings for Children" that was designed specifically for children. The exhibition at CMOM, organized by the Andy Warhol Museum and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
Fuji USA sponsors Art of Andy Warhol exhibitionThe Art of Andy Warhol
The exhibition will feature 18 original Warhol paintings depicting animals and tin toys, as well as 6 screen prints from Warhol's Myth Series including Uncle Sam, the Wicked Witch of the West and Howdy Doody. According to CMOM Executive Director, Andrew S. Ackerman, "CMOM is delighted to partner with Fujifilm to bring active learning and art to children through this amazing exhibition, The Art of Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol is a 20th Century icon. He changed the art world forever and it is such a privilege to honor his work at CMOM. Through this exhibition, children will have the opportunity to learn about pop culture, art-making, digital photography, creative thinking and history."

Creation and preservation of beautiful images
This exhibition continues the Museum's focus on creativity and the visual arts, previously explored in Art Inside Out and Sunday Morning Breakfast: Inside the Art of Romare Bearden. In keeping with the Museum's mission to help children understand the process of artistic creativity and experimentation, the exhibition will include workshops and hands-on activities.
"Fujifilm is proud to support the Children's Museum of Manhattan, a family institution valued and respected in New York and beyond, and to sponsor The Art of Andy Warhol," said Camilla Jenkins, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Fuji Photo Film, USA. "Fujifilm is committed to the creation and preservation of beautiful images. This exhibit gives us the chance to help CMOM introduce children to the delightful art of Mr. Warhol, as well as to the joys of picture taking, sharing and printing in a digital world."

Museum Manhattan - Additional information
Children's Museum of Manhattan is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Paid admission is $8 for children and adults, $5 for seniors and admission is free for children under one year old. All special exhibits and programs are free with the cost of admission; some require tickets or registration (check for availability upon arrival - limited space/seating; first come, first served). The Children's Museum of Manhattan is committed to meeting important needs that children and families face. Through interactive exhibitions and programs that reach deep into the community, the Museum serves New Yorkers from all backgrounds.

About Children's Museum of Manhattan
Founded in 1973, the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is New York City's leading cultural institution dedicated solely to the family audience. CMOM inspires children and their families to learn about themselves and a culturally diverse world through unique interactive exhibitions and programs. CMOM is a private, not-for-profit institution located in the Tisch Building at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam on Manhattan's kid-friendly Upper West Side.

About Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol, the Pop artist who raised celebrity to an art form, is now one of the best-known artists of all time. A Pittsburgh native, he studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1945-1949. He began his professional career in New York City, where he worked as an illustrator and commercial artist for newspapers and magazines. His experience with printed media would pervade his artwork for many years to come. Inspired by the most mundane of consumer commodities, from Campbell soup cans and Brillo boxes to Marilyn and Elvis, Warhol’s wide-ranging interests pervaded American popular culture: in addition to being a painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, he was also a magazine publisher (Interview) and a music producer (The Velvet Underground). In his self-portrait, Warhol gazes pensively at the camera. His fingers screen his mouth, and his head, which dissolves into black shadow on one side, is barely perceptible in silver on the other. This mechanically reproduced silkscreen not only eliminates evidence of the artist’s touch, or his physical presence, but it also disguises his emotional presence. Distant and impersonal, this work is at once a self-portrait of - and a metaphor for - the impassive prince of Pop. As he said, “If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface … there’s nothing behind it.”

About Fuji Photo Film USA
Fuji Photo Film USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted during 2004, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2005, had global revenues of more than $23.6 billion. In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.

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