Wondering why Andy Warhol’s painting of a can of Campbell’s soup recently sold at auction for $11.7 million dollars? Curious about how a blank canvas ended up on the wall of one of the world’s most prestigious museums? Skeptical about the art-world awe inspired by a pile of rocks? Dubious about how a hardware-store fluorescent bulb turns into art when someone slaps a gallery label next to it? Then take a deep dive into the American contemporary art scene of the 1960s. We’ll learn about the major art movements of the decade — from Pop Art to Minimalism to Conceptual Art to Environmental Art and beyond – we’ll look at lots and lots of art together, and we’ll figure out what it all means. No art history background necessary. (You don’t even have to like soup!)
American Art of the 1960s: When a Soup Can is More Than Just a Soup Can
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