Blanton Museum of Art presents POP! Goes Political in the Americas

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Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration in the Americas, 1960s-1980s
Photo courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art

The history of Pop art goes beyond soup cans and benday dots. While many artists practicing this type of art initially targeted consumer culture, others used the same visual language to express more explicit political views.

For this conversation, curators Carter Foster and Vanessa Davidson will dive into the expansive world of International Pop art as they present the Blanton’s latest exhibition, "Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration in the Americas, 1960s–1980s," an exhibition that juxtaposes works by artists from the United States and Latin America to illustrate how artists adopted Pop’s vocabulary as a tool for political and social critique.

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