The multi-faceted exhibition encompassing 11,000 square feet of exhibition space, will provide the opportunity to experience Andy Warhol’s. Original works on view will include 94 works from Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection on loan through the Art in our Communities® Program, plus original photographs by Warhol, both black-and-white gelatin silver prints and color. Transitional spaces will feature official Warhol designed and licensed handprinted wallpaper and an interactive map of New York featuring key locations in Warhol’s life.

The exhibition also includes not-to-be-seen elsewhere exhibits including:

  • 150+ photos by Warhol exclusively at College of DuPage
  • 11,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition space
  • Historical exhibit
  • Studio 54 experience
  • Warhol’s interactive Silver Clouds installation
  • Central Park-inspired outdoor space
  • Kids Pop Art Print Factory
  • Concessions Area
  • Gift Shop

Saturday, June 3 | 2p

Blake Gopnik – “Andy Warhol: What Makes Him a Great Artist” Blake Gopnik conducted extensive research to create an in-depth look into Andy Warhol from historical to social to artistic perspectives. Gopnik gives us the clearest documentation to date of a mysterious man and an artist who constantly avoided definition, and whose work continues to…

Saturday, June 24, 6p

Pride Anthems Concert Join us as we celebrate Pride Month with a journey through the past 50 years of Pride Anthems. From Donna Summer and Queen to George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga and much more, these essential songs take us from disco to the present day. The story of the fight for LGBTQ+ equality…

Thursday, July 27 | 7p

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…

Sunday, July 30 | 6p

New Philharmonic at Lakeside Pavilion Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Kirk Muspratt, the orchestra performs a highly entertaining mix of classical, pops, movie scores and will feature “Passacaglia in Primary Colors” from Fifteen: Symphonic Fantasy on the Art of Andy Warhol (2021) a Chicago Area premier, originally commissioned and premiered by the…

Thursday, August 3 | 7p

Justin Witte, Curator Talk – “Andy Warhol: The Ultimate Outsider” Witte will discuss how Andy Warhol’s experience as an outsider propelled him to become one of the most famous American artists to have lived. This talk will focus on his early work as an illustrator through his later work that has undergone major critical reevaluation.…

Thursday, Aug. 3 | 7-10p

Chuck Boone – “Wine and Print Like Andy Warhol” SOLD OUT Professor of Printmaking Charles Boone will welcome a small group of 12 people into the print lab to learn how to design and print an Andy Warhol style silk screen print. During the course of the evening while the first part of the project…

Sunday, Aug. 6 | 11a - 2p

Andy Warhol’s 95th Disco Birthday Bash! Put on your disco clothes and come celebrate in our Central Park with “Andy Warhol” and get your polaroid taken with him. Party with a DJ, disco dancing, printmaking projects for the kids, ice cream vendor and more!  FREE with purchased exhibition ticket for August 6.

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2p

Joseph Freeman Joseph Freeman worked alongside Warhol for several years and will share an inside perspective of who this legendary artist was. Freeman will take us behind the scenes into the world of Warhol’s famous studio, The Silver Factory, and into Warhol’s home life.  Hear first-hand accounts of who Andy Warhol really was directly from…

Thursday, Aug. 10 | 7p

Jessica Beck – “Politics and Friendship in Warhol and Basquiat’s Collaborations” Reading an excerpt from her essay, The Personal and Political in Basquiat and Warhol’s Ten Punching Bags, for the Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands, at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Jessica Beck will speak about the collaborations that Warhol and Basquiat created in the 1980s.…

Thursday, August 17 | 7p

Julia diLiberti, Humanities Faculty – “Soup Can Can’t: Warhol and the Unraveling of Art” In this accessible introduction to Andy Warhol and his body of work, we discuss if a soup can can or can’t dismantle all the conventions of art in one fell reproduction. Our exploration will begin with works by Marcel Duchamp, noting…