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Contesting Freedom: "Pop América, 1965–1975” Curator Conversation with Esther Gabara

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Academic


The ground-breaking exhibition Pop América, 1965–1975 draws attention to Latin American and US Latino/a artists who turned the “Pop” of Pop art into a verb by using familiar images of modern life—including mass media, fashion, food, and advertising—to make forceful interventions into art and society. Audience members will have a chance to hear directly from Esther Gabara, curator of Pop América, about the politics of Pop as well as the artists from across the hemisphere who shared dreams and struggles over the idea of a singular América.

Gabara is E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. She will be joined in conversation by Alejandra Uslenghi, Northwestern Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Comparative Literary Studies, and Daniel Quiles, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This program is presented by The Block Museum in partnership with the Northwestern University Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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