Book AK—The Pop Revolution
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10:15–11:30 am
FREE for Members / FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
Registrants: Discussion Questions are now available.
The Albright-Knox’s Book AK program is a museum-hosted book club that provides the opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics.
The next Book AK selection is The Pop Revolution by Alice Goldfarb Marquis. Goldfarb Marquis provides an entertaining look at Pop art, while examining the artistic, social, political, and economic impacts of the movement. The author gives portraits of the leading artists of the period, including Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. She also shares stories of the critics, businessmen, collectors, curators, and dealers who helped to shape what was one of the liveliest and most influential art movements of the twentieth century.
After reading the pre-selected book, participants are invited to meet at the museum, where Assistant Curator of Education Jessica DiPalma will lead a group discussion, supplemented by a mini-presentation. A reading guide and/or discussion questions will be posted on this page one month prior to the discussion. Download Discussion Questions (PDF)
Participation in the discussion is free for Members and free with Gallery admission for non-members. Registration is required and is limited to fifteen individuals. To register, please call Guest Services Manager Janelle Jaeger at 716.270.8296.
PLEASE NOTE: When you participate in a meeting around a particular Book AK selection you are not committing to participate in future meetings. While repeat participants are encouraged, each book selection has its own registration and each is limited to fifteen participants.
The paperback edition The Pop Revolution can be purchased in Shop AK for $23.95, 20% off list price. (Please note that no other discounts, including the traditional 10% Members’ discount, will apply). Participants may also purchase the book on their own.