‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present’ at the British Museum

Description
  • Highlights:

     

    • From pop to the present; trace the history of the USA through the eyes of its greatest artists from the ‘60s up to today.
    • There’ll be prints on display from Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and many more – there’s never been a more diverse collection of American contemporary printwork on display under one roof.
    • Live out your very own American Dream with tickets to this incredible exhibition that depicts the influence of key historical moments and the evolution of art for just £12.

     

    More details:

     

    America has been the world’s most influential superpower for most of the last century - it has been imperative in the formation of the world as we see it today. From the Apollo launches to JFK’s assassination and the Vietnam War, to the AIDS crisis, Martin Luther King’s race speeches and the Suffrage Movement, all eyes have been on the USA. And none are more important than the eyes of the artists who took inspiration from what they saw unfold before them and turned them into something astounding. Boldly experimenting with the medium of print, artists took influence from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objects – and brought art to a much wider audience.

     

    This exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary American prints for the first time. These will be shown with important works from museums and private collections around the world. And you get to see it all for just £12. God bless America, and God bless Time Out.

     

    Exhibition sponsored by Morgan Stanley

    Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art

  • Need to know

     

    • This voucher is valid for one ticket to ‘The American Dream: pop to the present’ at the British Museum.
    • Voucher is valid from March 9 to April 30, 2017.
    • Time Out ticketholders will be admitted to the exhibition in the next available timeslot and there may be a short wait upon arrival.
    • Group size is limited to four.
    • Image credits: Ed Ruscha, Standard Station. Screenprint, 1966. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence. © Ed Ruscha. Reproduced by permission of the artist. Claes Oldenburg, Profile Airflow. Moulded polyurethane relief over lithograph, 1969. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence. © Claes Oldenburg. Reproduced by permission of the artist. Emma Amos, Stars and Stripes. Colour monotype and photo laser transfer, 1995. © Emma Amos/ VAGA, New York.
    • Please present your printed voucher or email confirmation upon arrival.
    • Time Out Black members will not receive their 10% discount on this offer.
    • This voucher cannot be cancelled, refunded or exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.
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