Adult Programs

Warhol and Reagan: Architects of Change? - Lecture & Reception

Black and white portrait of Bob Colacello.

An Evening with Bob Colacello

9th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

In Warhol and Reagan: Architects of Change?, journalist and author Bob Colacello will recount some of his personal experiences with Andy Warhol and Ronald Reagan, as well as explore the profound differences and surprising similarities between the "Pope of Pop" and the "Great Communicator" and their impact on contemporary culture.

His talk is a must-attend for anyone interested in pop culture and the pop art movement, American politics and presidential history, the achievements and legacy of President Reagan, and how these political and cultural movers and shakers have shaped our world today.

Attend the lecture only, or meet Bob Colacello after the lecture at a VIP reception:

Lecture only
General public: $35; ROM Members and Students: $32
(HST will be added.)
To buy tickets: click here to be taken to the lecture only page, or call 416.586.5797.

Lecture plus VIP reception
The author will be present and light refreshments will be served.
General public, ROM Members and Students: $55
(HST will be added.)
To buy tickets: go to the “Buy Tickets” section on the right side of this page, or call 416.586.5797.

An avant-garde artist who became an engineer of hedonistic celebrity scenes and inextricably linked the art world to pop culture.

A “traditional-values” actor who became the President of the United States and indelibly turned the country to the right.

A trusted intimate of both Andy Warhol and Nancy Reagan, Bob Colacello just might be the only person with such privileged insight into the very different worlds of the Factory and the White House.

From 1971 to 1983, Bob Colacello edited Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and since 1984, he has been a special correspondent for Vanity Fair. He has written more than 100 profiles of prominent cultural, political and social figures and is the author of several books including Ronnie and Nancy: Their Path to the White House and Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up.

Copies of Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Up Close will be available for sale at the event.

The Eva Holtby lecture is generously supported by the Holtby and Schury Families.


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