Current Exhibitions

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

 

Date: August 28 – December 2, 2018
Curated By: Billie Milam Weisman
Venue: Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art,
Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Malibu, California 90263
Information: 310.506.4851
Museum staff: 310.506.7257
https://arts.pepperdine.edu/museum

 

Since Pop art appeared in the early 1960s, artists have drawn inspiration from popular culture. This exhibition of over 50 works includes vintage examples of Pop art by pioneers 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 works…(Read More)

 


Pop! Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Date: September 4 – October 13, 2018
Curated By: Billie Milam Weisman
Venue: Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Reception: Saturday, September 8 from 5-8pm
Information: (310) 434-3434 or (310) 434-8204
Santa Monica College, Barrett Art Gallery

When the Pop Art movement first surfaced in the mid-1950s, artists sought to challenge traditional conceptions of art-making by incorporating everyday objects from consumer culture into their work. Artists during this period transformed the 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 and unPOPular culture from the 1960s until the present, with selections curated from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation….(Read More)