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Pop into the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

By Molly Fleming / Lifestyle / July 14, 2020

With temperatures creeping into the triple digits, you might be looking for more indoor activities and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a great option.

The museum’s current exhibition, “Pop Power,” features works from Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Julian Opie, and Jeff Koons. The works are part of the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation.

“The Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation is well-known as one of the most comprehensive Pop Art collections in the world,” said Dr. Michael Anderson, Interim President and C.E.O. “From Campbell’s Soup to Mickey Mouse, and from comic strips to balloon dogs, POP Power celebrates a timeless movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity, and the commodity and art made accessible to the masses. This exhibition provides a fun, irreverent look at the low-brow, high art of our popular culture.”

POP Power pays tribute to the transformation of visual art from the seriousness and cult of self-expression that animated avant-garde artists through the early postwar period to the embrace of humor, celebrity and commerce. This transformation has made Pop Art both revolutionary and accessible to mass audiences.

POP Power extends the Museum’s commitment to postwar American and international art, showcasing many of the most popular artists of the second half of the 20th and the early 21st centuries. The exhibition is being organized by the Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, and will first travel to the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia.

The collection is on display until Sept. 13. Masks are required when visiting the museum.

This content originally appeared on The Better Life blog.

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