It’s party time at the Walker Art Center. Celebrate Walker’s newest exhibit, International Pop, with a weekend filled with fun, facts, and fabulous art.
Featuring artwork from more than 100 artists across 14 different countries, International Pop examines Pop Art through a wider lens of meaning. Although Pop Art is often associated with New York and London, the exhibit demonstrates that the art form was considerably more globally diverse. Rather than simply being an artistic style, the exhibition presents Pop as a spirit influenced by culture and the embracing of changing times throughout the mid-20th century.
Kicking off the weekend and celebrating the launch of the exhibit, the Walker Art Center is hosting an After Hours Preview Party this Friday; jam out to international pop hits spun by DJ Izzy and Liberty Finch of KFAI’s Pop Shop. Throughout the evening you’ll can sing your heart out to 1960’s pop karaoke, make your mark on the Virtual Graffiti Wall, and take in the beautiful views of the Minneapolis skyline and Sculpture Garden on a Ferris wheel while sipping on a Fizz Bang Pop cocktail.
If you’re more interested in the history and interpretations of Pop art, join the art center for an opening-day program on Saturday. Various panelists including legendary artists will lead a series of discussions on the history and internationality of Pop, Argentine Pop, and Tokyo Pop. Guests may purchase individual discussion tickets or an all-day series package.
For more information visit the Walker Art Center.