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Past Event

Member Preview & Happy Hour: Pop Departures

Oct 8 2014

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

NOON – 8 PM

All SAM members are invited to preview Pop Departures before it opens to the public. Pop Departures captures the radical accomplishments of iconic artists from the 1960s such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, John Chamberlain, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann, and Mel Ramos. The exhibition further examines a new generation of artists inspired by pop in the 1980s—including Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, and Raymond Pettibon. Finally, Pop Departures considers contemporary artistic positions in relation to commodity culture and celebrity with recent work by Josephine Meckseper, Elad Lassry, Margarita Cabrera, Mickalene Thomas, and Ryan Trecartin.

Exhibition Overviews
12:30 & 6 pm in Plestcheeff Auditorium
With Catharina Manchanda, Jon & Mary Shirley Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art

Happy Hour
5–7 pm in Brotman Forum
Toast to Pop art and get your night started with music and a cash bar with beer, wine, a specialty cocktail, and delicious bites from Taste.

All galleries, SAM Books, Gallery, Shop, and Taste will be open. Seating at exhibition overviews is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Image: Baked Potato, 1966, Claes Oldenburg, American, (born in Sweden), b. 1929, cast resin, paint, and varnish with ceramic plate, 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 7 in. (11.43 x 26.67 x 17.78 cm), Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sidney and Anne Gerber, 86.274.4. © 1966 Claes Oldenburg, Photo: Elizabeth Mann.