Warhol Lecture Series

Donna De Salvo

Lecture & Dining

A noted expert on the work of Warhol, Donna De Salvo organized Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again while previously deputy director for international initiatives and senior curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that has emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death in 1987. More than 400 works offer a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist, not only illuminating the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career but also highlighting the ways that Warhol anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age.


Donna De Salvo joined the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2004, after working as a curator at the Dia Art Foundation, an adjunct curator at the Andy Warhol Museum, and senior curator at Tate Modern. In 2005, she co-curated Course of Empire: Paintings by Ed Ruscha for the US pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. De Salvo organized some of the museum’s best-known shows, including retrospectives for Lawrence Weiner (2007-08), Roni Horn (2009-2010), and Hélio Oiticica (2017), co-organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Part of the lecture series presented by the Society for Contemporary Art in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition: Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.


Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


Sponsored by Paul Rehder Salon

Andy Warhol. Big Electric Chair, 1967-1968. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 54 1/8 x 73 1/4 inches. Gift of Edlis|Neeson Collection. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.