Every museum has thousands of works in storage that rarely get to be seen by the public. With our new Collection in Focus Talks, we pull back the curtain. Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to delve into hidden gems and curiosities of our collection and to learn about works of art not often on display. With objects removed from storage just for the day and for those who attend, each talk will feature different under-studied areas of the permanent collection and be led by an expert in the field.
In this Collection in Focus, Dr. Kristen Carter will discuss a selection of Pop Art in the Museum's Permanent Collection. Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.
Dr. Carter is the newest faculty member in Florida Southern College’s Department of Art History & Museum Studies and will begin classes in Fall 2019. Kristen Carter is an art historian, curator, and earned her PhD in the Department of Art History at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include modes of viewership, participation, and subject formation with an emphasis on post-1968 artistic praxis and pedagogy.