Oct 31 2021
Jan 16 2022
Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration ...

Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration ...

Presented by The Blanton Museum of Art at Blanton Museum of Art

Artists working in both the United States and Latin America in the 1960s increasingly manipulated Pop’s colorful and flashy representation of the familiar into a tool for social and political critique.

Juxtaposing works by American and Latin American artists in the Blanton’s collection, this exhibition explores how artists adopted Pop artistic language to voice a political conscience, often veiling messages within their art. Their work was at once easily accessible to viewers and, in the Latin American context, effectively camouflaged from government censorship. Notably, all of these artists embraced a return to figurative art, often centering on the body as a vehicle for critical content.

Admission Info

Admission (Thursdays are always FREE)
Includes access to Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin”
$12 – Adult
$10 – Seniors (65+)
$ 5 – Youth and College ID holders
FREE – Members, UT ID holders, Children 12 & under, Military ID holders and Teachers with valid ID

Dates & Times

2021/10/31 - 2022/01/16

Location Info

Blanton Museum of Art

200 East Martin Luther King Junior Blvd , Austin, TX 78701