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50 Years of Art & Popular Culture from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

August 28–December 2, 2018


Pop art has proven to be a remarkably resilient and flexible style, renewing itself with each generation of young artists who look at the world around them with an alert and lively eye. The artists in this exhibition draw inspiration from a wide range of daily experiences, from comic books to television, from kitchen toasters to manhole covers. Including work by the pioneers of the movement as well as by newer talents, this exhibition reveals that the Pop art spirit is ever renewed in the eye of the beholder.

This exhibition includes vintage examples of Pop art by founders such as Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, as well as works by younger artists who continue to comment on our everyday world. Highlights include Richard Artschwager's whimsical Exclamation Point, Keith Haring's explorations of graffiti art, and Yayoi Kusama's famous polka dotted pumpkins, among other fascinating artworks.

This exhibition was curated by Weisman Foundation Director, Mrs. Billie Milam Weisman, and is supported through the ongoing generosity of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.


August 28–December 2, 2018


Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art


Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
and one hour prior to most shows through intermission

Free Admission