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MANCHESTER – As the Currier debuts Andy Warhol: Pop Politics, the museum will also honor Warhol’s dedication to community service. Warhol volunteered at shelters in New York City and visitors to the Warhol exhibit can assist those in need in Manchester by bringing any non-perishable food item (a can of Campbell’s Soup, perhaps) to the Currier Museum during Andy Warhol: Pop Politics (9.27.08 – 01.04.09) to receive $1 off museum admission.


Pop Politics presents together for the first-time Warhol’s paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs of political figures. Timed to coincide with the 2008 presidential election, this exhibition offers a thought-provoking and entertaining look at the leaders who shaped the twentieth century through the eyes of Pop artist Andy Warhol.

“The Currier is delighted to be able to partner with New Horizons and use the excitement around this exhibition to raise awareness and collect food at this critical time of need,” said Currier director Susan Strickler.

“New Horizons is very grateful for this partnership with the Currier and pleased that they chose to do this wonderful food drive on our behalf,” said Susan Howland, Director of Development for New Horizons. “This will surely make a difference for the many impoverished people who depend upon us.”

Andy Warhol: Pop Politics is organized by the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Public Service Company of New Hampshire with additional support from the NBT Charitable Trust and the Badger Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Media sponsor is WZID, 95.7FM.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full schedule of educational programming, and the gift shop is stocked with Warhol-related merchandise. Visit www.currier.org for more details.

About New Horizons

New Horizons is an adult Homeless Shelter, a Soup Kitchen and a Food Pantry. It also operates Angie’s Shelter for Women. New Horizons is experiencing a critical shortage of food donations while the need is increasing greatly. In August 6,125 meals were served in the Soup Kitchen. The Food Pantry provided food to 839 families which included 852 children.

About the Currier

The Currier Museum of Art (www.currier.org) in Manchester, NH is home to an internationally respected collection of European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs, and sculpture. New galleries showcase the collection of over 11,000 objects, including works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, Calder, Marisol, LeWitt, and di Suvero among others. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the engaging traveling exhibitions, a series of dynamic programs ranging from music to lectures to hands-on art-making, an expanded gift shop, and an airy new café filled with light and equipped with WiFi. The associated Art Center offers studio classes, art camps, and intensive workshops for all ages. The museum also owns the Zimmerman House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with the original furnishings and the owners' fine art collection. The Zimmerman House is the only Wright-designed house in New England open for public tours, which are offered March–December. To book a tour or get more information, visit www.currier.org or call 603-669-6144, ext. 108.

Contact: Karen Tebbenhoff

Director of Marketing and PR

Currier Museum of Art

(603) 669-6144, ext. 102

ktebbenhoff@currier.org

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