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In conjunction with the exhibition Adman: Warhol Before Pop at The Andy Warhol Museum, Alex J. Taylor, assistant professor and academic curator at University of Pittsburgh, will present new research on Warhol’s now iconic canvases of Campbell’s Soup cans and his engagement in the 1960s with corporations.