Opening of 'Sleep' Exhibition

From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, New York-based photographer Michael Putnam captured images of people from around the world sleeping in public places. His sleepers, found sprawled in parks, curled up on benches, and contorted into all sorts of unlikely positions, express a profound attitude of trust and peace. Putnam's photographs will also be accompanied by an excerpted DVD presentation of Andy Warhol's legendary film Sleep (1963), which is a five-hour portrait of poet John Giorno at rest.

The exhibition runs through October 26.

A special lecture on Warhol's film work by Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video at the Andy Warhol Museum (one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pa.), will be held on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. A one-night, big-screen presentation of Warhol's Sleep in its entirety (5 hours, 21 min) will immediately follow Huxley's lecture.

A fall celebration in honor of the closing of Sleep and the opening of the Berman's next exhibition, Good Neighbors, will be held on Oct. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Museum Hours

Through August 25, the Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and closed Sundays, Mondays, and College holidays on July 4 and 5.

Normal hours resume on August 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Admission is free.

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art is one of two on-campus museums in Pennsylvania accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Berman Museum

Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19525
USA

Phone: 610-409-3500
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Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

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