Warhol exhibit to open at E. Ore. reservation

Warhol exhibit to open at E. Ore. reservation

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:38 AM

PENDLETON, Ore. -- Andy Warhol's work will be featured at a museum on the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton.

The exhibit -- Andy Warhol: Cowboys & Indians -- opens Friday at the Tamßstslikt Cultural Institute. It coincides with the museum's 15th anniversary.

Museum curator Randall Melton says Warhol's work is rarely seen in places like Eastern Oregon, and the exhibit will enhance the tribal museum's reputation.

"Cowboys and Indians" is a suite of prints published a year before Warhol's 1987 death.

Warhol drew from familiar icons of popular western culture, such as Annie Oakley and John Wayne, and set them against American Indian images and artifacts.

The exhibit is on loan from New York's Rockwell Museum.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports that the museum's goal is to display western-themed exhibits in the fall -- to coincide with the Pendleton Round-Up.

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