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Opening Celebration: Pop América Pop In

Opening Celebration
Family Programs
12 PM-4 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat September 28, 2019
12 PM-4 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Join us for an all-ages, open house to celebrate the opening of Pop América, 1965–1975, an exhibition that brings together artists from North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean to reframe our understanding of Pop Art. Pop América is the first exhibition to unify Latin American and Latinx expressions of Pop and explore how its bold, colorful imagery and political potential was embraced by artists working across the hemisphere.

Pop by for activities happening throughout the afternoon:

12 PM - 4 PM • Ink Up
Roll up your sleeves alongside Instituto Gráfico de Chicago (IGC) and participate in printmaking activities for all ages. Run a print through IGC’s printing press or create your own original artwork using designs inspired by Pop América.
12 PM - 2 PM • Tune In
Watch and tune in to a radio broadcast, recorded on-site at the museum by members of Pop Up Youth Radio (PUYR), a project of Yollocalli Arts Reach, the youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art.
1 PM & 3 PM • Get Down
Hear live music sets by Chicago-based ensemble Trío Calavera, playing son jarocho—Mexican folk music that fuses African, Spanish-Arabic, and Indigenous music and poetry.
2 PM • Pop Around
Take a tour of exhibition highlights with Block Museum curator Corinne Granof.

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at