One of the world's most famous paintings will be coming to Louisiana when 'An Adventure in the Arts: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Guild Hall', comes to the Alexandria Museum of Art April 12–June 15, 2013. The Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe will be among the works making the trip to Alexandria. Guild Hall’s permanent collection encompasses a tradition of artists-in-residence long before the Hamptons became the playground of celebrities and nouveaux riches. The traveling exhibition features 72 works by 61 artists who have lived or worked in the Hamptons: Winslow Homer; Hudson River School painter Thomas Moran in the 1880s; George Bellows in the 1920s; Surrealists following WWII; Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning; Pop artists Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol; Photorealist Chuck Close, 80s and 90s Neo-Expressionists Eric Fischl, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel as well as contemporary artists Ross Bleckner, Donald Sultan, and April Gornik, and Louisiana-born Lynda Benglis, among others!

Related events include:

FREE CURATOR’S TOURS Saturday, April, April 13 & Saturday, June 9: 10:30am & 12:00pm. Curator Alyssa Fridgen will lead guided tours of the Guild Hall exhibition!

FILM SERIES Art, Film, & Food: Learn more about the artists in the Guild Hall exhibition! FREE for members & LSUA Students with ID; $4 for non-members; snacks will be served!

  • Pollock (2000): Thursday, April 25, 6 PM   An award winning biopic, starring and directed by Ed Harris, about the life and career of Jackson Pollock, who revolutionized American painting in the 1940s with his abstract canvases, using dripped and splattered paint!
  • The Shock of the New: Thursday, May 2, 7 PM Screening of two episodes from BBC documentary series by renowned art historian Robert Hughes! “View from the Edge” episode traces the evolution of Expressionism in Modern art from Van Gogh and Munch, to non-figurative paintings of Pollock and Rothko, viewed as a reaction to the realities so graphically captured by photography in World War II, and the increasing secularization of 20th century life.“Culture as Nature” episode explores artist reactions to television, advertising, photography, and film: Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein talk about art that fed off culture itself.

FAMILY CLASS  Pop Portraits with Andy Warhol: Saturday, April 20, 1-3 PM   Bring the kids or just your kid at heart and learn to create a pop portrait in the style of Andy Warhol. During the class, pieces from the exhibition will be discussed and you'll make art inspired by the exhibition.

Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St (Main St), Alexandria, LA 71301

(318)443-3458 Open Tue–Fri 10–5, Sat 10–4