Sheldon Museum of Art Opens Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968

. August 1, 2010 . 0 Comments

Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968 is the first major exhibition of female Pop artists. Organized by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the exhibition will travel to the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

“Traditionally, Pop Art, has been defined and dominated by a small group of Anglo-American male artists,” according to curator Sid Sachs. “This show expands this narrow definition and re-evaluates the critical reception of Pop Art.” Many of the artworks have not been shown in four decades.

Seductive Subversion features paintings and sculptures by artists such as Vija Celmins, Rosalyn Drexler, Niki de Saint Phalle, Marisol, Faith Ringgold and Martha Rosler. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.

Sid Sachs will give a lecture about the exhibition on Tuesday, September 14 at 5:30 pm in the Sheldon Museum’s Edith S. Abbott Auditorium.

The Sheldon Museum of Art houses both the Sheldon Art Association collection founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska collection, initiated in 1929. Together they comprise more than 12,000 works of art in all media. This comprehensive collection of American art includes prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism, geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, pop, minimalism and contemporary art.

Sheldon Museum of Art 12 & R Streets in Lincoln, NE 68588-0300

www.sheldonartmuseum.org

Category: Fine Art

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