Learn more about the work and legacy of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote through Act II initiatives presented in partnership by A.R.T. and the Harvard Art Museums.
A.R.T. and the Harvard Art Museums have partnered in conjunction with the A.R.T.’s production of WARHOLCAPOTE to present a series of events highlighting the contemporary legacies of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, including a unique encounter with Warhol screen-prints and a speaker series featuring journalists, multimedia artists, curators, and collectors. Visitors can view selections from Warhol’s portfolio Marilyn Monroe, one of the artist’s most well-known sets of screen-prints, and discuss them with staff. As one of Warhol’s earliest muses, Monroe was a central figure in the artist’s ongoing exploration of fame and celebrity—central topics of discussion in adaptor Rob Roth’s new play.
The Harvard Art Museums offer WARHOLCAPOTE ticketholders free admission during the museums’ upcoming Art Study Center Open Hours sessions dedicated to Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portfolio from 1 to 4PM on the following Mondays: September 18, September 25, and October 2. Visitors should present their A.R.T. tickets at the museums’ admissions desk for a complimentary badge, and also have a photo ID to sign in at the Art Study Center’s reception desk. Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. harvardartmuseums.org
The A.R.T. and the Harvard Art Museums will also partner to present an Act II series of post-performance discussions with contemporary artists and scholars. The discussions are free and open to ticket-holders of any WARHOLCAPOTE performance, subject to availability.
Wednesday, September 20, following the 7:30PM performance:
Discussion with DJ, Artist, and Writer Jace Clayton
Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in Manhattan, also known for his work as DJ /rupture. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South. His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins, a free suite of music software-as-art, based on non-western conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces; Room 21, an evening-length composition for 20 musicians staged at the Barnes Foundation; and The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a touring performance piece for grand pianos, electronics, and voice. As DJ /rupture, he has released several critically acclaimed albums and hosted a weekly radio show on WFMU for five years. Clayton’s collaborators include filmmakers Jem Cohen, Joshua Oppenheimer, poet Elizabeth Alexander, singer Norah Jones, and guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex). Clayton is the UNC-CH/Duke Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor. He is a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Nonfiction Literature fellow, a 2013 Creative Capital Performing Arts grantee, and recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Art artists award. He joined the Music/Sound faculty of Bard College’s MFA program in 2013. Clayton has been an artist-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Eyebeam Art + Technology Atelier, and a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow. Clayton has performed in over three dozen countries, and has given artist talks at a number of museums, universities, and other institutions, including The Andy Warhol Museum. Watch a video of Jace on PBS NewsHour here.
Wednesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 28, following the 7:30PM performances: Discussion with WARHOLCAPOTE Adaptor Rob Roth
The Adaptor of WARHOLCAPOTE, Rob Roth received a Tony nomination for his Broadway directing debut, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, which went on to become the eighth-longest-running show in Broadway history. “Beauty” has been seen by more than 40 million people all over the world, winning many awards, including the Olivier Award for Best Musical in London. Rob went on to direct the inaugural production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, and the Broadway musical Lestat, based on the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, with score by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. In addition to his work in theater, Rob is a frequent director of rock concerts, working with legendary artists KISS, Alice Cooper, Cyndi Lauper, The Dresden Dolls, and guitar great Steve Miller, among others. Rob has one of the world’s largest collections of rock and roll graphics, which are featured in the book The Art of Classic Rock. Rob is married to Dr. Patrick Meade and lives in New York City with their two Labs, Dash and Tag.
Tuesday, October 3, following the 7:30PM performance:
Discussion with Journalist and Professor Dick Lehr
Dick Lehr is a professor of journalism at Boston University, is coauthor of the Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestseller Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a Devil’s Deal. The Warner Bros. film adaptation, starring Johnny Depp, premiered worldwide inSeptember 2015. Lehr is the author of six other books. His most recent is Trell, a novel for young adults. His other nonfiction books include The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights, which was the basis for a PBS documentary film of the same name that aired on the network’s show, “Independent Lens,” in February 2017. Two other books were finalists for a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston’s Racial Divide, and Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, coauthored with Mitchell Zuckoff. Lehr previously wrote for The Boston Globe, where he was a special projects reporter, a magazine writer and a longtime member of the newspaper’s Spotlight Team. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting and has won numerous journalism awards. Lehr has been a Visiting Journalist at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. His website is: dicklehr.com.
Wednesday, October 4, following the 7:30PM performance:
Discussion with Visual Artists Jesse Aron Green and Harvard Art Museums Associate Curator Mary Schneider Enriquez
Jesse Aron Green is a visual artist and writer based in Boston. His work often attempts to reconcile historical forces with the affective conditions of contemporary life, and takes the form of many types of
images, objects and events. His work has been celebrated with exhibitions at Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, ICA Boston, the Museum of Modern Art Bologna, CCA Ujazdowski Warsaw, Halle 14 Leipzig, and many other museums and galleries around the world. His most recent exhibition in the Boston area was a comprehensive presentation of his project Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik at the Harvard Art Museums, which now holds the work in its permanent collection. His next work — which includes painting, sculpture, an album of music, and a novel — is titled Shake or Pop.
Mary Schneider Enriquez is the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums. She recently curated the exhibitions Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, (2016-2017) and Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals (2014-2015), as well as the modern and contemporary collections galleries in the Renzo Piano Workshop-renovated Harvard Art Museums, which opened in November 2014. She also directed the commission and installation of a public sculpture, Triangle Constellation, by artist Carlos Amorales, currently on display in the museums’ central courtyard. Among other exhibitions, Schneider Enriquez co-curated Geometric Abstraction: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection in 2001 at Harvard’s Fogg Museum, and in 2004 she co-curated an exhibition of Chilean artist Roberto Matta’s work at the McMullen Museum at Boston College. She is currently curating two small exhibitions set to open at the Harvard Art Museums in 2018, one opening in late January on Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce and another focusing on a selection of Nam June Paik’s work, opening in late June 2018. Over the last two decades she has contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogues, and written extensively on contemporary art for ARTnews and ArtNexus magazines. She received her PhD in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard writing her dissertation on the work of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo.
Wednesday, October 11, following the 7:30PM performance:
Discussion with Rob Roth
The Adaptor of WARHOLCAPOTE, Rob Roth received a Tony nomination for his Broadway directing debut,Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, which went on to become the eighth-longest-running show in Broadway history. “Beauty” has been seen by more than 40 million people all over the world, winning many awards, including the Olivier Award for Best Musical in London. Rob went on to direct the inaugural production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, and the Broadway musical Lestat, based on the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, with score by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. In addition to his work in theater, Rob is a frequent director of rock concerts, working with legendary artists KISS, Alice Cooper, Cyndi Lauper, The Dresden Dolls, and guitar great Steve Miller, among others. Rob has one of the world’s largest collections of rock and roll graphics, which are featured in the book The Art of Classic Rock. Rob is married to Dr. Patrick Meade and lives in New York City with their two Labs, Dash and Tag.
Thursday, October 12, following the 7:30pm performance:
Discussion with Art Collector and Warhol Superstar Jane Holzer
Jane B. Holzer is in the real estate business in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida, and is an avid art collector. In the early ’60s she started modeling and was catapulted to fame when David Bailey took her photographs for English Vogue in the summer of 1964. Nicky Haslam, the editor of Show magazine at the time, introduced Holzer to Andy Warhol on 59th Street in front of Bloomingdales. Warhol told her he was doing a film called Soap Opera and asked if she would like to be in it. Warhol told her to visit “The Factory” (located on 47th Street at the time) where he was painting flowers on the floor. Holzer asked Warhol where she could buy the beautiful flowers, and he sent her to Leo Castelli’s gallery, where she met Castelli and Ivan Karp. It was around Warhol and Castelli’s gallery that Holzer became aware of the paintings of Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein and fell in love with Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Otherwise known as “Baby Jane” Holzer, she would be the first of Andy Warhol “superstars.” Holzer appeared in Warhol’s Screen Tests, as well as his films Camp and Couch. She also appeared in Jack Smith’s Dracula. In 1979, Holzer transitioned from the screen to the stage, appearing in the Broadway musical Gotta Go Disco by Jerry Brandt, Joe Eula, and Alan Finkelstein, based on the story of Cinderella and starring Irene Cara. Holzer remains involved in the film industry. She co-produced the award-winning film Kiss of the Spider Woman, for which William Hurt won the Academy Award for Best Actor, as well as Gimme Shelter, Growing Pains, Spike of Bensonhurst, Naked Tango, and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things.
These discussions are free and open to ticket-holders of any WARHOLCAPOTE performance, subject to availability. Recordings of past discussions will be available on this page. For more information, please contact Ticket Services. Schedule subject to change.