The Birth of Pop and the Rose

Program August 14, 2024, 7 p.m.
Virtual Program

The Pop art revolution of the 1960s was a radical break from art world norms. Pop artists felt that the art exhibited in museums or taught at schools did not represent the real world. Roy Lichtenstein once mused, “Pop art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.”

In this virtual talk, Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator, along with Ella Amouyal, Fisher Summer Intern in American Art, will provide a sneak peek of the upcoming exhibition, Lichtenstein100, and trace the links between the development of Pop art and the Rose Art Museum’s pioneering acquisitions of the early 1960s.




This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Lichtenstein100, on view September 18–December 29, 2024.