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The British Museum - The American Dream: pop to the present

Experience the unprecedented scale, boldness and ambition of American printmaking during one of the most dynamic and turbulent periods in US history. This major new exhibition will show for the first time the British Museum’s outstanding collection of prints by the most celebrated American artists of the past 50 years, alongside incredible international and UK loans.

The exhibition will trace the creative momentum in American art over the past five decades – from the moment Pop art burst onto the scene in the early 1960s to the rise of minimalism, conceptual art and photorealism. Using innovative techniques and with mass appeal, printmaking was the ideal medium to express the USA’s power and influence, as well as dealing with explosive issues such as race, politics, feminism and financial crash.

The exhibition features many of America’s most significant modern artists, from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and the Guerrilla Girls.

Sponsored by Morgan Stanley
Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art

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Exhibition is open from 9 March to 18 June 2017 only.

Admission: £16.50. Under 16s free.

Opening Times: Saturday - Thursday 10.00-17.30
Friday 10.00-20.30

Getting There

Nearest Station: Euston

Great Russell Street,

Phone number: 020 7323 8181

Website: britishmuseum.org

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