Artist Rooms announces Andy Warhol study course and 2014 exhibitions programme

By Culture24 Reporter | 28 November 2013

A free university course devoted to Andy Warhol will be made available to the public as part of an extensive Artist Rooms tour for 2014

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Martin Creed appears at Quay Arts, on the Isle of Wight, as part of this year's Artist Rooms© Martin Creed
The first scholarly course exclusively to focus on Andy Warhol, encouraging students to discuss the thematic concerns and lasting influence of the artist, will take place as part of this year’s Artist Rooms campaign, academics from the University of Edinburgh have announced.

Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland will be partners in the Warhol Massive Open Online Course, taught by numerous staff and targeting “large-scale interactive participation” from the public.

It will be made free to the public, with the tutors working out of the School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art and the university’s School of Education.

Scotland can look forward to the sixth year of the touring display. Four of its participating venues – Shetland’s Bonhoga Gallery and Museum and Archive, Caithness Horizons in Thurso and the Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Taigh Uist – will be welcoming Artist Rooms exhibitions for the first time, featuring the likes of former Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon and Latvian-American earth-gazer Vija Celmins.

Don McCullin’s bold war photography will be shown at the Shetland venues. And in England, Gilbert and George will exhibit in Exeter, the Harris in Preston will display Bruce Nauman’s work and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art will host a Louise Bourgeois exhibition.

Full Artist Rooms 2014 line-up:
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Bruce Nauman
February 15 – May 24
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
Gilbert and George
March 22 – June 22
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, North Uist
Vija Celmins
March 29 – June 28
Bodelwyddan Castle and Park, Denbighshire
Francesca Woodman
April 5 – July 13 2014
Tate Modern, London
Alex Katz
April 7 – March 1 2015
Tate Modern, London
Robert Mapplethorpe
May 5 – March 1 2015
Caithness Horizons Museum, Thurso
Douglas Gordon
May 10 – October 11
Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
Martin Creed
June 13 – September 20
mac Birmingham, Birmingham
Robert Therrien
June 21 – September 7
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
Louise Bourgeois
July 18 – October 12
Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
Dan Flavin
August 16 – November 15
Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
Gerhard Richter
September 6 – December 6
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Georg Baselitz
September 20 – January 15 2015
Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford
Richard Long
October 4 – January 10 2015
Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Lawrence Weiner
October 25 – April 12 2015
Oriel Davies, Powys
Francesca Woodman
November 15 – February 25 2015
Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick
Don McCullin
November 29 – February 22 2015

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