Opening Celebration: Pop América Pop In

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 12 – 4 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

Open to the Public

Join us for an all-ages, open house to celebrate the opening of Pop América, 1965–1975, an exhibition that brings together artists from North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean to reframe our understanding of Pop Art. Pop América is the first exhibition to unify Latin American and Latinx expressions of Pop and explore how its bold, colorful imagery and political potential was embraced by artists working across the hemisphere.

Pop by for activities happening throughout the afternoon:

12 PM - 4 PM • Ink Up

Roll up your sleeves alongside Instituto Gráfico de Chicago (IGC) and participate in printmaking activities for all ages. Run a print through IGC’s printing press or create your own original artwork using designs inspired by Pop América.

12 PM - 2 PM • Tune In

Watch and tune in to a radio broadcast, recorded on-site at the museum by members of Pop Up Youth Radio (PUYR), a project of Yollocalli Arts Reach, the youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art.

1 PM & 3 PM • Get Down

Hear live music sets by Chicago-based ensemble Trío Calavera, playing son jarocho—Mexican folk music that fuses African, Spanish-Arabic, and Indigenous music and poetry.

2 PM • Pop Around

Take a tour of exhibition highlights with Block Museum curator Corinne Granof.