Paramount Western Pop Art: The Art and Life of Billy Schenck

Artist Billy Schenck is seated in his studio painting a new painting

Billy Schenck in his studio. Courtesy of

Join us in our Virginia G. Piper Theatre for an exciting presentation by Billy about his life and work. Q&A with the artist to follow. A collection of his work is currently featured in our Western Pop: Andy Warhol & Billy Schenck exhibition, on view through November 26, 2023.

About Billy Schenck:

By the 1980s, BILLY SCHENCK began replacing those traditional Hollywood fantasies with his own versions of a mythic New West. Schenck’s New West satirized Hollywood icons, urban cowboys, and women with guns. In the 1990s, Schenck developed what he called “a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of Western landscapes and the traditions of people living in this arid, remote, and epic land.” As Schenck photographed his own contemporary rodeo and ranch life, the artist internalized a double standard between myth and history in the American West that grew so deep he embodied the notion in his Double Standard Ranch, near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Wednesday, November 1 | 1:00 P.M.

FREE for Museum Members!

Free with Museum Admission

$5 to Attend Program Only

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