Wednesday, April 13, 2016

International Pop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

As you might have guessed by our Pop Art Portrait project yesterday, we were all a little smitten by the International Pop exhibit we visited a few weekends ago. The exhibition explores Pop Art across the world throughout the 1950s and 1970s, focusing on the changes in communication, advertising, travel, and print media. Our kids were quite familiar with American Pop artists, but it was the first time any of us had spent much time looking at the art from different countries. And we loved it.

Our day trip to Philly was kind of last minute, so we were happy to find that we'd visited on a Pay What You Wish Sunday (the first Sunday of every month). It meant that the museum was busy, but they did a good job of moving people through the popular exhibits. And paying less than full admission always helps when you're visiting with kids who have a limited attention span!

We went straight to the Pop Art exhibit and spent most of our visit there. Kane was obsessed with taking photos of the art, but Cam wanted to point out all the reasons she thought each piece actually "popped." It was super cute. Then they both picked up one of their favorite art museum games -- I Spy. It's the perfect game in an exhibit like this.

The International Pop exhibit is at the museum until May 15th. Click here to get the scoop on visiting. If you live anywhere reasonably near to Philly, I highly recommend going!

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