New Pop Art exhibit open at Ansin Family Art Gallery at Miramar Cultural Center

View works by Warhol, Rauchenberg, Rosenquist and Lichtenstein

Andy Warhol Mao, 197 Silkscreen, ed. 97/250

It was a movement and a cultural phenomenon. Now Pop Art in America: Selections from the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, is a new exhibit open at the Ansin Family Art Gallery inside the beautiful Miramar Cultural Center.

This upbeat exhibition, which runs through April 2011, samples the work of the best known American Pop Artists, including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Roy Lichtenstein, all of whom have embraced mass media and often employed mechanical processes to create their work rather than those traditionally associated with fine art.

The Pop Art movement, which began in the late 1950s, was rooted in the imagery of mass popular culture by themes and techniques found primarily in advertising, comic books, music and mundane cultural objects. It asserted that an artist’s use of the massproduced visual commodities of popular culture was contiguous with the perspective of fine art. This concept refers not only to the art itself but the attitudes that led to it.

Visit the Ansin Family Art Gallery inside the Miramar Cultural Centers/ArtsPark open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 7 p.m. Groups are welcome and donations are suggested.

The Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark is located at 2400 Civic Center Place in Miramar. Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and two hours prior to show time. Call 954-602- 4500 or visit

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