Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977

In celebration of the opening of Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977, the Art Institute will project Andy Warhol’s 1964 film Empire—a single, eight-hour-long nighttime take of the Empire State Building—from the museum’s Bluhm Family Terrace across Millennium Park to the upper stories of the Aon Center. Warhol’s work thus sets the stage for the artists featured in Light Years who redrew the boundaries of both photography and contemporary art.

The outdoor screening of Andy Warhol’s Empire is presented with a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Andy Warhol. Empire, 1964. © 2011 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.