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Teacher Workshop
Pop Art Design


Three adults drawing on a table with framed artworks in the background.

Teacher Institute Summer Residence 2015, Aug 5, 2015

Photo: Gillian Fry, © MCA Chicago


Looking for fresh ideas for your curriculum? Join us at our March Teacher Workshop, inspired by the exhibition Pop Art Design.

Practicing artists design and lead our workshops, using exhibitions and works of art at the MCA as fodder. Investigate works of art in the galleries, make art, and connect these experiences back to your classroom.

While we may think we know pop inside-out through the well-documented and widely discussed work of Andy Warhol and his peers, the spirit of pop not only manifested itself in Warhol's paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's soup cans, it also influenced the look of chairs, sofas, lamps, and even architecture during the culturally ebullient 1960s and 1970s. Pop Art Design, an exhibition organized by the Vitra Design Museum, one of the preeminent furniture and design museums in the world, pairs iconic design objects with artworks from this celebrated era to show the cross-pollination between these creative worlds. This glimpse outside the precincts of fine art museums and galleries reinforces the pervasiveness of pop as a cultural phenomenon during this period.