Current Exhibitions

Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Date: September 16, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Curated By: Billie Milam Weisman
Venue: Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading, PA 19611
Tel. 610-371-5850

When the Pop art movement first surfaced in the mid 1950s artists sought to challenge traditional conceptions of art making by incorporating consumer culture and everyday objects into their work. Artists during this period transformed icons associated with mass media, comic books, and popular culture into visual expressions that often reflected a growing societal infatuation with consumerism.

When it originated, the Pop art movement sought to ironically emphasize images representing the commonplace or kitschy elements of a given culture. Today, contemporary artists have elaborated on the traditions established by the Pop artists who created an aesthetic style that reflected the changing needs and interests of varying societies. This exhibition merges art that reflects and comments on popular culture and vernacular of the 1960s until the present with selections curated from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. …read more about Pop Culture



California Dreaming: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Date: August 29 – December 10, 2017
Curated By: Billie Milam Weisman
Venue: Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
Tel. 310.506.4851 / Museum staff: 310.506.7257

This exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, which was dedicated in September 1992. It presents key works of California art from the 1960s to the present, with an emphasis on seminal historic movements such as California Pop art, Fetish Finish, and Light & Space.

Artists include such key figures as Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, Chuck Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Mary Corse, Ron Davis, Joe Goode, Robert Graham, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, and many others. Art collector Frederick Weisman was a passionate patron of local artists. His active support helped them establish Los Angeles as one of the nation’s leading art centers.…read more about California Dreaming

Opening Reception:  August 27, 2007
(4:00pm – 6:00pm)

25th Anniversary   Party:  September 26, 2007
(noon – 8:00pm)

Family Art Day:   October 1, 2007
(12:00pm – 2:00pm)

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