"Pop Evolution" is an exhibition of prints and paintings that will first examine artworks by the progenitors of Pop Art—artists such as Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha—who became household names during the 1960s by creating works in which the technique and subject matter reflected the consumer and media-driven identity of America at the time. This approach to art-making was a clear reaction against the heavily intellectualized Abstract Expressionist Period, which had dominated the decade before, and thus became wildly popular because of its accessibility to the masses. This exhibition – curated from the Tweed’s permanent collection – will also include a younger generation of contemporary artists whose work represents a direct continuation of the aesthetics of Pop Art through an appropriation of similar subjects, techniques and composition. There will be a Gallery Talk with Bill Shipley from 2 to 3 p.m. on March 11. For more information, call 218-726-7823, or go to www.d.umn.edu/tm. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
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