Three Museum Exhibitions to Study and Savor
A GLOBAL VIEW OF POP ART AT THE WALKER
Today Pop art is mostly associated with the work of early 1960s New York City-based artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis broadens the viewpoint of this postwar art movement with the exhibition International Pop, which opens on April 9 and runs through September 9 before traveling to the Dallas Museum of Art and then to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
While Pop art is associated with Britain and the United States, artists from Japan, Latin America, and both Western and Eastern Europe seized images from mass media, advertising, and everyday objects to create their own art. International Pop features some 125 artworks by more than one hundred artists drawn from more than thirteen countries and four continents. The show is organized into broad thematic sections as well as contextual sections of specific places or institutions. Artists featured include Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Marisol, Yayoi Kusama, Martial Raysse, Mimmo Rotella, Jean Tinguely, Cildo Meireles, David Hockney, Thomas Bayrle, Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake, and Yoko Ono. A key ambition of International Pop is to show artists in the specific contexts from which they emerged as well as to reveal relationships between works across time and place. walkerart.org