COLUMBIA— Portraits by famed pop artist Andy Warhol are coming to the Columbia Museum of Art this summer.
The State newspaper in Columbia reports that “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces” is scheduled to run from June 12 through Sept. 13.
The exhibition features 45 of the artist’s most famous portraits, including Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein and Theodore Roosevelt.
Most of the pieces are on loan from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
Portraits of Mao Zedong will stay for good after being donated to the Columbia Museum of Art as part of an anonymous gift.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies from the 1940s to 1960s is available online from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries.
According to the school, the William Derris Collection contains 334 slides and 12 film clips, which are accompanied by folk songs performed by local musicians.
Derris’ images document landscapes, flora, wildlife and people in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The collection is part of a growing list of digital photograph collections created by the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project. That’s an undertaking of UT Libraries that supports research of the Smokies and surrounding communities.
The collection is available at http://digital.lib.utk.edu/derris .
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Federal wildlife officials have announced the creation of a new wildlife refuge in the North Carolina mountains.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Jim Kurth was in North Carolina recently to make the announcement about the Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge in Ashe County.
A wildlife service news release says that the Nature Conservancy donated an easement on a 39-acre parcel of land in Ashe County for the refuge.
The release says that they hope to add to the refuge depending on the availability of funds for easements and acquisition. Money for such activities comes from fees on offshore oil and gas drilling leases.