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Exploring Pop Art From Across The Americas

Many people associate pop art with American artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, but there were many contributions to the movement from outside the borders of the United States, notably from Latin American artists. A new exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University called “Pop América, 1965-1975” shares the work of artists from the Americas, from Tierra del Fuego up to Anchorage. 

Curator Esther Gabara says putting these artists in conversation provides a deeper understanding of the artistic moment that was the pop art movement. Gabara is the E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University.

She talks to host Frank Stasio about the pop art works of Latinx and Latin American artists and the similarities between conversations happening during the pop art movement and those that are happening today. “Pop América, 1965-1975” is on view at the Nasher in Durham from Thursday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, July 21.

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.