“Pop América: Contesting Freedom, 1965-1975”

Art, Pop art
“Pop América: Contesting Freedom, 1965-1975”
Photograph: Courtesy the Block Museum of Art

While American and European Pop Art is well-known, works by Latin American artists don't often receive the same attention and reverence—until now. “Pop América” showcases nearly 100 pieces employing the visual language of Pop Art that were created by artists in places like Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Artists such as Judith Baca, Luis Cruz Azaceta and Jorge de la Vega are represented in the exhibit via works that represent the social, political and cultural themes that were prevalent in Latin America in the ‘60s and ‘70s.