Pop Places 1958–1966
Weekly Webinar Series
September 20 to October 11, 2022
Pop Places 1958–1966 was a series of mid-day talks, dedicated to a different key New York exhibition space of the era. The series’ overarching thesis is that what became known as Pop emerged from an array of sites, where artists, gallerists and critics collectively worked through and developed the forms, ideas and challenges that would later become identified with the movement. Pop did not simply burst forth simultaneously from the individual minds of a few artists (e.g. Wesselmann, Oldenburg, Lichtenstein, Warhol), and cannot be understood outside of the exhibition spaces that made it possible. These talks will focus on the downtown New York scene, while making connections to other important early Pop sites around the country and the world.