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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—The 1960s: Soup Cans, Comic Books, Optical Illusions, and Popular Culture

With Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:15 am

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). 100 Cans, 1962. Oil on canvas, 72 x 52 inches (182.9 x 132.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1963. © 2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Campbell's trademarks used with permission of Campbell Soup Company.

FREE for Members / FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
Auditorium

As American youths challenged their elders by protesting the Vietnam War and established cultural traditions, young artists confounded their elders’ traditions by making art from stuffed animals, bronze beer cans, electric chairs, dizzying spirals, Marilyn Monroe, stars and stripes, Mickey Mouse, George Washington and Simon Bolivar, plaster of Paris, altered pianos, tires and ladders, and more. Attendees will relive many aspects of the 1960s in the work of artists such as Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein. 

About the 150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series

This lecture series, held every two years in conjunction with the Education Department’s docent training course, will cover the history of art from the mid-nineteenth century through 2012. Curator of Education Mariann Smith and Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector will focus on works in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection as they cover both the art and the history of the past 150 years. The series continues through Saturday, March 16, 2013. Doors for all lectures open at 11 am. View Full Schedule