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Lecture

The Art of the 1960s: Soup Cans, Comic Books, Optical Illusions, and Popular Culture

5,000 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series

Saturday, December 18, 2010, 11:15 am

James Rosenquist (American, born 1933). Nomad, 1963. Oil on canvas, plastic, and wood, 90 1/8 x 140 x 25 inches (228.9 x 355.6 x 63.5 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1963. Art © James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

FREE for Gallery Members / $10 for non-members
Auditorium

With Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector

Stuffed animals, bronze beer cans, silk screens, dizzying spirals, Marilyn Monroe, Stars and Stripes, Mickey Mouse, George Washington and Simon Bolivar, plaster of Paris, altered pianos, tires and ladders, and more all get their "fifteen minutes of fame," as Andy Warhol would have appreciated.

The 5,000 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series continues through March 12, 2011. Throughout the series, Curator of Education Mariann Smith, Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector, and guest speakers will use the Gallery's Collection and other selected works to tell the story of art from ancient times through today.

Doors for all lectures open at 11 am.