Warhol Wednesdays: Cheryl Harper, "Setting the Stage for Warhol and the Philadelphia Exploding Plastic Inevitable Event in 1966."
Independent curator and Project Director, Cheryl Harper will provide a short recap on the origins of the YMWHA Arts Council; the Council’s role in promoting Pop Art and the wider repercussions of the Council’s support for avant-garde art.
Cheryl Harper has curated over 90 exhibitions ranging from regional to international projects as both a staff and independent curator. Harper’s dual training and occupations as both art historian and artist allows for visually powerful presentations in both sectors. Her Warhol projects include Underground Nights: When Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Underground Met the Y at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia in 2017, revisiting the night of an outrageous performance in 1967.