Lowe Art Museum presents “Pop Art Prints” at their Miami venue.
Through the 1950s and 1960s, pop art has offered a stark contrast to abstract expressionism, then the dominant movement in American art. The exhibition explores the distinction between high art and popular culture. The works of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and others of their generation challenged a whole range of assumptions about what fine art should be. The exhibition features a selection of 37 prints from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. Most of the installations are by Allan D’Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann.
In 1954, the Lowe was designated the only Florida recipient in a national distribution of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation collection, and, in 1961, constructed a 2,100 square foot gallery to house the 41 Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures that are the backbone of its Western collection. The Lowe achieved AAM accreditation in 1972, the first university art museum in Florida to do so, and was reaccredited in 1987 and 2000. Also in 1987, the Lowe was designated a “Major Cultural Institution” by the State of Florida. In 1990, the Lowe was elected to AAMD, one of only three Florida university art museums awarded this honor. It is also a member of the Miami Art Museums Alliance, which aims to ensure that public museums are part of the life of all Miami-Dade residents.
The exhibition will be on view from September 28 through December 17, 2017 at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami 1301 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6310.