Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory was the epitome of New York City’s party scene in the 1970s.
The Ackland Art Museum will bring this iconic era to Chapel Hill this Saturday at the Silver Factory Gala. Chapel Hill native band The Love Language will headline the event’s after party.
The Silver Factory Gala, a uniquely student-focused fund-raiser for the museum, will celebrate the current “Snapshots” exhibit while raising money in a more casual setting.
The gala and after party will attempt to a attract a younger crowd without the black-tie requirement — a first for the museum.
Emily Bowles, the Ackland’s director of communications, said the museum wanted a band who would perform a great live show.
“We wanted a real mix of Warhol-related music, things that Warhol might’ve heard,” said Allison Portnow, museum events and programs coordinator
The Love Language’s music — a modern mix of pop and rock — fits perfectly with the mold the Ackland wanted to fill, Bowles said.
“They’re a well-known indie-rock band who we knew would appeal to our target audience for the after party, which is mostly young people,” Bowles said.
Portnow said the Ackland staff did not consider any other bands after The Love Language agreed to join the ticket.