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OCTOBER 17, 2012 WARHOL FOUNDATION ELECTS TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The Andy Warhol Foundation today announced the election of two new board members, Adam Weinberg and Carrie Mae Weems.

Adam Weinberg is currently Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he has served with distinction since October 2003, overseeing major exhibitions on a wide range of artists, including Ed Ruscha, Gordon Matta-Clark, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon and Wade Guyton; award winning educational programs; and the construction of a new 200,000 square foot Renzo Piano designed building in the Meat Packing District.

Carrie Mae Weems is a highly acclaimed artist with a long and illustrious career who is currently the subject of a major retrospective of her art at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, after which it will travel to the Portland Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Joel Wachs, President of The Andy Warhol Foundation, said the addition of Ms. Weems and Mr. Weinberg gives the board the strength of powerful voices and proven leadership in two of the Foundation’s most important constituencies – contemporary U.S. art museums and the artists they serve; and Michael Straus, the Foundation’s Chair, expressed the Board’s enthusiasm in welcoming two such capable and inspiring successors to the Foundation’s retiring Board members, Lisa Phillips, Director of the New Museum and Jock Reynolds, Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.

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