Year after year the Academy Art Museum has chosen outstanding performing and visual arts venues for the enjoyment of its patrons. This year is no different. Forget the price of gas, the hassle of crossing the Bay Bridge, or the cost of parking. Join us and you will be delivered relaxed to the front door of a world-class performance or exhibition.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Find out how Pop art’s embrace of popular culture and imagery
became a worldwide phenomenon.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Fee: $85 Members, $110 Non-members VTRI179-03
Fee includes transportation, admission and all tour
This exhibition chronicles Pop art’s emergence as an international movement, migrating from the United Kingdom and the United States to western and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Although Pop arose in distinct forms within each region, artists expressed a shared interest in mass media, consumerism, and figuration. International Pop navigates a fast-paced world packed with bold and thought-provoking imagery, revealing a vibrant cultural period shaped by widespread social and political revolution. With 120 works, including paintings, sculptures, prints, collage, assemblage, installation, film, and ephemera, the exhibition highlights influential artists from 20 different countries. Among them are Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, and Ed Ruscha (US); Richard Hamilton, Pauline Boty, Peter Blake, and Clive Barker (UK); Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and Konrad Lueg (Germany); Ushio Shinohara, Keiichi Tanaami, and Osamu Tezuka (Japan); Hélio Oiticica, Wanda Pimentel, and Antonio Dias (Brazil); and Marta Minujín, Dalila Puzzovio, and Edgardo Giménez (Argentina).