August 31 – December 12, 2010
These photographs, taken by Stephen Shore between 1965 and 1967, depict the scene at Andy Warhol’s studio, the Factory. At the time, Warhol was emerging as a prominent visual artist and avant-garde filmmaker and the Factory was populated by a diverse group of musicians, artists, actors, writers and aspiring cultural sophisticates; among them were members of the provocative band the Velvet Underground. Today, Warhol and the Velvet Underground are frequently cited for their importance and influence on artists, musicians, and broader culture and society.
The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Friends of the Library & Gallery, the Libby Kuhn Foundation and individual contributions.