Continue Reading: Beyond the Block: The Public Art of Romare Bearden
A virtual conversation on Romare Bearden’s public art June 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET A conversation dedicated to the lesser-studied sphere of Romare Bearden’s art making: his public art. In his later career, he translated his iconic collage making practice into larger-than-life ceramic, mosaic and painted murals displayed in salient communal spaces around New…
Continue Reading: Between the Two: Art and Sexuality in 1960s New York
Webinar Series June 15 to June 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET Between the Two: Art and Sexuality in 1960s New York, a webinar series that explored gender, sexuality, and eroticism in the art of early 1960s New York, with a particular focus on ideas and artists circulating around Pop, Performance and Neo-Dada.
Continue Reading: Léon Monet, frère de l’artiste et collectionneur
Webinaire avec Géraldine Lefebvre 22 mai 2023 à 18h CET / 12pm ET This webinar, presented in French by Géraldine Lefebvre, centered Léon Monet, brother of Claude Monet, and distinguished art collector, on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Luxembourg Museum, “Léon Monet, frère de l’artiste et collectionneur”, curated by Lefebvre.
Continue Reading: Fakes and Forgeries
A virtual conversation November 17, 2022 The WPI hosted Special Agent Christopher McKeogh from the Art Crime division of the FBI. SA McKeogh gave a presentation on some of the notable cases he’s seen in recent times, what to look out for, and what art world experts can do to fight back against these fraudulent…
Continue Reading: Photographers on Bearden
A virtual conversation Frank Stewart and Chester Higgins, Jr. November 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm ET In celebration of the launch of the Romare Bearden Papers on the Digital Archives, the WPI hosted a webinar featuring renowned photographers Frank Stewart and Chester Higgins, Jr., in a conversation moderated by Dalila Scruggs, Curator of Photography and…
Continue Reading: The Role of the Leo Castelli Gallery in the Advent of ‘Pop Art’
A Pop Places webinar October 11, 2022 Leo Castelli established his gallery’s direction when it opened in the late 1950s by exhibiting the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Their art marked a shift away from the prevailing mode of abstract expressionism by employing objects and signs from the everyday environment, popular culture, and…
Continue Reading: Two Men from Cincinnati: Tom Wesselmann’s 1962 Debut at The Green Gallery
A Pop Places webinar October 4, 2022 Richard (Dick) Bellamy opened the Green Gallery on West 57th street in Fall 1960. The gallery’s first eighteen months experienced paltry sales. However, with the explosive arrival of Pop art in America, the gallery became a go-to-source for the “new” art. Tom Wesselmann’s gallery debut featured his Great…
Continue Reading: Pop Art Goes Viral: From New York City to Europe, Rosenquist’s F-111 Takes Flight
A Pop Places webinar September 27, 2022 In the early 1960s, James Rosenquist was in all the right places. His first Pop art canvases were made at a studio on Coenties Slip, his first show at Green Gallery sold out in 1962, and Rosenquist was included in all the earliest Pop art shows in NYC…
Continue Reading: Pop Art’s Roots: Three Experimental Places
A Pop Places webinar September 20, 2022 Melissa Rachleff’s presentation explores Pop Art’s origins in assemblage and figuration. In “Pop Art’s Roots: Three Experimental Places,” Rachleff discusses these short-lived galleries where the “Pop” sensibility emerged: Hansa Gallery (1952–1959), Reuben Gallery (1959–1961) and Green Gallery (1960–1965).
Continue Reading: Pop Places 1958–1966
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…