Art and Culture

UA Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography

UA Alumni Association

The UA Museum of Art (UAMA) hosts Beauties: The Photography of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí: Our Historical Heritage from Feb. 14–June 14, 2015.

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) changed the art world in the 1960s with his Pop Art paintings and screenprints. While photography had long been important to his work, it was not until Warhol was sued for copyright infringement that he began to take and use his own photographs. Throughout the 1970s and up until his death in 1987, Warhol took Polaroids and made them into screenprints for commission. He also carried a small 35mm camera with him everywhere in order to capture his environment.

Through a generous gift from The Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, the UAMA is able to present these photographs, which make up an important and often overlooked part of Warhol’s working process.

The UA Center for Creative Photography is showing Astronomical: Photographs of Our Solar System and Beyond.

This major exhibition surveys the joint histories of astronomy and photography from the mid-19th century to the present day. Running through May 15, the exhibition features a striking array of rare photographic objects, books, and artifacts drawn from the UA and local and international private collections. 

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is most famous for the bizarre, dreamlike paintings he created as a member of the Surrealist movement. After his split from Surrealism in 1939, he began to explore religious themes in his art. In the portfolio Our Historical Heritage, from 1975, he depicts events and figures of the Old Testament.