UIMA's Spriestersbach Lecture features Menand on Warhol
March 28, 2011
University of Iowa News Release
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand will discuss pop artist Andy Warhol at the Bette Spriestersbach Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 7 in Room W10 of the Pappajohn Business Building. The lecture, a presentation of the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), is free and open to the public.
The lecture, "The Education of Andy Warhol," will focus on the life of the pop art icon, exploring how Warhol moved from drawing shoe advertisements and album covers to presiding over the hub of the Sixties avant-garde, the Factory.
A staff writer for The New Yorker, Menand is also the Ann T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. He is the author of several books and won the Pulitzer Prize for History for "The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America."
The annual Spriestersbach Lecture at the Museum of Art honors the late Bette R. Spriestersbach, a museum docent and a former program associate in the Child Health Specialty Clinics in the UI Hospital School. Her husband, former UI Vice President Duane C. Spriestersbach, endowed the lecture in 1992 through a gift to the UI Foundation.