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Plattsburgh State Art Museum to Feature Exhibit on Pop Art

pop for the people posterThe Plattsburgh State Art Museum presents its newest exhibit, “POP for the People,” a celebration of pop art, in the Burke Gallery Feb. 15 through March 12.

Inspired by the book, “Warhol’s Mother’s Pantry” by Dr. Michael Devine, associate professor of English, who is co-curating along with Amy Guglielmo, local artist, art educator, and co-founder of Outside Art, “POP” weaves the college’s pop art collection with works by dozens of regional artists, including Plattsburgh’s Outside Art muralists, SUNY Plattsburgh and local high school artists.

The museum will hold a number of events to coincide with the exhibition, including:

  • Wednesday POP-ins, noon-2 p.m. Pop in on Wednesday afternoons to meet Devine and to learn more about the exhibit and its artists.
  • POP Art Party, Saturday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m. A Zoom story time and craft activity for kids, hosted by Guglielmo. Bring paper and crayons to make patterned pop art hearts. All ages welcome.
  • POP Talks: Conversations on Art and Culture, Monday, Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Coney Island Films: The Films of Vagabond. Meet the indie filmmaker and artist Vagabond in this Zoom screening and discussion. Brooklyn born and borough raised, Vagabond began his career in film working on Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” His works address topics such as the Puerto Rican Diaspora (Machetero) and the Nuyorican poets (All Roads Lead to the Fire Escape), as well as the place and poetry of Coney Island.

Plattsburgh State Art Museum remains closed to the public; open only to faculty, staff and students at reduced capacity at this time Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, including Zoom links to events, call 518-564-2474 or visit https://www.plattsburgh.edu/plattslife/arts/art-museum/museum-exhibitions.html.

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