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Anchorage Hotels

December 03, 2010 10:05 ET

Andy Warhol Brings Art Excitement to ANC Hotels

Museum Exhibit Features Work From the Father of Pop Art

ANCHORAGE, AK--(Marketwire - December 3, 2010) - Experience an influential piece in the puzzle of America's Pop Art history and discover the common thread that links soup cans, Elvis and Jacqueline Kennedy to one of the most influential and iconic artists of the 20th century by visiting a unique exhibit now on display at the Anchorage Museum. Gather up the family to enjoy the convenience of the only hotel offering luxury Anchorage accommodations and plan a getaway to see the engaging and fun exhibition "Andy Warhol: Manufactured."

Challenging traditional ideas about art by mechanically repeating a single image, Warhol mimicked the manufacturing industry and created a parody of mass consumption with his work, which has come to be recognized worldwide. This special museum exhibit spans 5,000 square feet of space and displays nearly 90 Warhol originals, including his portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy, Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor, along with selections from his Campbell's Soup series and his hot pink The Last Supper, which alone spans 25 feet. In addition to these famous works, Warhol is well known for his MTV astronaut logo and is often referred to as the father of Pop Art. Interactive portions of the exhibit will include hands-on fun including life-size Colorforms of 1960s clothing and silver wigs for children to "try on," a retro photo booth, a Silver Clouds tunnel and other Warhol-inspired art activities.

The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is located in the heart of Anchorage and provides guests with convenient access to the museum in addition to other downtown attractions, including the Performing Arts Center, shopping, the city's convention district and popular Anchorage downtown restaurants. More information about the exhibit, which will be on display through Jan. 30, 2011, may be found by visiting www.anchoragemuseum.org/galleries/warhol/about.aspx.

Setting the standard among ANC Airport hotels, guests at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown will enjoy magnificent views of Anchorage, the majestic Chugach Mountain Range, Cooke Inlet and the Park Strip through the hotel's oversized picture windows. As guests at one of the most sophisticated hotels near Elmendorf AFB, travelers will find themselves within easy walking distance of fabulous restaurants for a variety of dining options, including the hotel's own Café Promenade which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides guests with contemporary American cuisine in a casual, yet elegant dining atmosphere.

About the Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel

The Anchorage Marriott Downtown hotel brings to life the majestic beauty of the city that surrounds it and provides guests with full-service hotel amenities that include spacious and well-appointed guest rooms with individual climate control, luxury linens and a full console of high-tech media and in-room entertainment options. The hotel also offers guests an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and on-site fitness center. Business travelers will find a full-service business center to meet their travel needs in addition to a variety of business services and meeting facilities.

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