Eric Shiner – “The American Dream”

Eric Shiner will give insight into who Andy Warhol really was, from humble beginnings as a first-generation immigrant to superstar icon. Over the course of a prominent and prolific career, Andy Warhol practiced his religious faith which has been largely excluded in historic accounts. Warhol also faced challenges as a gay man and a believing Christian whose identity in American society was made complicated. 

Shiner, a fixture in the art world for several decades, served as director of The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2016, and as a curator there beginning in 2008. Shiner has curated dozens of contemporary art exhibitions in cities around the globe and was the team leader on The Warhol Museum’s major Warhol retrospective that traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo between 2012 and 2014. Following that, he was a senior vice president at Sotheby’s until 2018, where he worked in private sales. He holds two Art History Master’s degrees from Osaka University and Yale. 

*Lectures are free to anyone who has purchased a ticket to the Warhol Exhibition. Please provide ticket stub or order confirmation for free entrance. Reservations required. Restrictions apply.