Andy Warhol and the Art of Textiles: Lecture & Fundraising Dinner with Blake Gopnik

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, join the Textile Museum of Canada as New York-based art historian and critic Blake Gopnik, at work on the first comprehensive biography of Andy Warhol for HarperCollins, discusses the place that textiles had in the artist’s works, life and career. The world of fabrics was central to Andy Warhol. From the beginning of his career, he knew textiles, collected them, was influenced by them, and even designed them. Textiles were an integral part of his lifelong exploration of the intersections of craft and art, high and low culture, masculine and feminine, the handmade and the mechanical, and art and business. Longtime art critic of The Globe and MailThe Washington Post and Newsweek, Gopnik is now critic-at-large at Artnet News and a frequent contributor to The New York Times

The TMC 40th Anniversary Lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol.

A separate ticket is available including a private reception and dinner with the speaker, following the lecture. Both events take place at the Victoria University Campus at the University of Toronto, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent. The lecture takes place at 6:00pm; the reception and dinner follow at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available at or by calling 416.599.5321 x2246. Tickets for the lecture only are $20 for students and members, and $25 for the general public. Tickets for the lecture, reception and fundraising dinner are $250. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount for dinner.