Did you know Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans were hand-painted? Learn about their creation and legacy in honor of his birthday.  

[Installation view of Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 12, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

The very things I might have given in to, that demanded - that said, “this is your life” - I mean, “this is your only way to survive,” are the things I fought hardest to end. Cause I believed in something else. And what makes that sane is that I can understand other people’s situations in their own terms, but I still can’t understand mine.

Today’s the day. Our members have the chance to book their free member tickets to “Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life” before they go on sale to the public on September 15. Want in on the action? Join today.

“Carolina Parrot,” from “The Birds of America,” c. 1828, by John James Audubon (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond: Gift of Alma and Harry Coon) © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; photo: Travis Fullerton.