NEW YORK.- The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University has received 150 photographs of celebrities and other high-profile Americans taken by pop artist Andy Warhol.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts donated more than 28,500 photographs to 183 college and university art museums to mark the foundations 20th anniversary.
According to foundation president Joel Wachs, the photographic legacy program aims to give people across the country greater access to this important yet little known portion of Warhols work. The program enables institutions to add a significant number of photographs to their permanent collections. In return, the colleges and art museums will help research the photographs and their subjects for the foundation.
The Beach Museum received original Polaroids and black-and-white gelatin silver prints. Subjects include actress and activist Bianca Jagger, professional golfer Jack Nicklaus, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, singer Paul Simon and actress, screenwriter and novelist Carrie Fisher.
The Beach Museum is on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.