The Evergreen State College was recently awarded a gift of original Andy Warhol photographs from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (http://www.warholfoundation.org).
Evergreen Gallery was among 183 college and university art museums across the United States that each received a gift of 150 Warhol photographs through the Warhol Foundation’s Photographic Legacy Program. By donating a significant number of Warhol photographs to each institution, the Legacy Program provides greater access to Warhol’s artwork and process, and enables a wide range of people from communities across the country to view and study this important yet relatively unknown body of Warhol’s work.
The Evergreen State College has nurtured artistic photographic exploration since its founding in 1967. The 103 Polaroid and 50 black and white photographs by Warhol join more than fifty other photographs that form the heart of Evergreen’s art collection. The collection includes photographs by Diane Arbus, Marsha Burns, Joanne Callis, John Divola, Judy Dater, Paul Caponigro, Ralph Gibson, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Richard Misrach, Jerry Uelsmann, Brett Weston, Edward Weston, and others. Some of these photographs were featured in Evergreen Gallery’s October exhibition, Landscape Visions, and two of the photographs by Misrach were on loan to the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle a year ago, for their exhibition Richard Misrach: On the Beach. The Warhol photographs will be displayed in Evergreen Gallery in future exhibitions.
Other regional institutions that received the donation include Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum; Montana State University’s Northcutt Steele Gallery; Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College; Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington; and Washington State University’s Museum of Art.