UM Museum 75 for 75: Andy Warhol’s ‘Oyster Stew’

Andy Warhol's screen print "Oyster Stew"

Andy Warhol’s screen print ‘Oyster Stew’

In honor of the University of Mississippi Museum‘s 75th anniversary, the Ole Miss News Blog is featuring 75 different items from the museum’s archives of more than 20,000 objects.

Today’s featured item is the Andy Warhol screen print “Oyster Stew,” which Warhol did on paper as part of his series of Campbell’s soup can paintings in the late 1960s. Warhol is one of the most famous “pop” artists. His paintings of soup can labels, Brillo pad boxes, Coca Cola bottles and other products are regarded as iconic works of American art.

“Oyster Stew” is part of the museum’s Forrest and Joan Stevens Collection.

As part of the museum’s anniversary celebration, admission is free through Aug. 8. There will be a lot to see as the museum introduces several new exhibits and unveils a new major gift, as well as the reinstallation of the David M. Robinson Collection of Greek and Roman antiquities.

For a complete list of upcoming events and information on the new exhibitions, click here.

The University Museum is open to the public 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum is closed Mondays and regular university holidays. Its facilities are handicapped-accessible. For assistance related to a disability, call 662-915-7084.