Art History Professor Reva Wolf organizes international Warhol symposium at UPenn


SUNY New Paltz Professor Reva Wolf is the key organizer of an international symposium, “Translating Warhol,” which will serve as a venue for exploring how Andy Warhol’s artistic vision has moved across international boundaries, and how his work has been received outside America.

“Translating Warhol” will be held June 23 and 24 at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It is supported by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The event is free and can be attended in person or virtually, but registration is required.

Wolf is a noted Warhol scholar and a natural fit for the role of symposium organizer. She has authored a book and several essays on the late artist, and, working with a group of SUNY New Paltz students, curated the 2018 exhibition “Marking Time: Andy Warhol’s Vision of Celebrations, Commemorations, and Anniversaries” at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

The event at UPenn similarly charts a unique course through Warhol’s work. ​Several art historians and experts in literature and translation studies will convene to present their original research and to exchange ideas.

A complementary exhibition featuring translations of Warhol’s interviews and books will be on view, and the symposium papers have been published in a special section of the June 2022 issue of the Journal of Art HistoriographyWolf curated that exhibition and guest-edited the journal issue, for which she also provided an introductory article.

Use this link for a full schedule of the “Translating Warhol” symposium and for information about registration.