Pop for the People- Roy Lichtenstein @ The Skirball

Pop for the People- Roy Lichtenstein @ The Skirball

 

This Sunday I finally got a chance to check out the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Skirball museum. This exhibit is really cool because it’s meant to attract lovers of modern art (like me) as well as fine art. Lichtenstein was one of the founders of Pop Art (or popular art) and was inspired by things like comic books and advertisements.  The exhibit also has a cool interactive portion with a life-size bedroom replica of one of his famous paintings. This exhibit is  worth checking  out, as well as the rest of the Skirball museum. There is a free tour guide who goes around with you and talks about his prints, timeline and background of Roy Lichtenstein. I have got to say that I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I have lived in Los Angeles my whole life and still haven’t been to half of the museums here. Anyone else feel like they don’t take advantage of what their city has to offer?

The exhibit closes March 12 so don’t miss your chance!

Lictenstein’s version of a brush stroke.

Speaking as an American-Israeli with Turkish, Kurdish and Iraqi ancestry  this was one of my favorite parts of the exhibit. Not to get too political, but I truly believe that America is a home for immigrants. Fun Fact: I actually did not know that the Skirball is essence a “Jewish Museum”. The Skirball’s mission is based on democratic (not the party, but the values) ideals and they try to foster a sense of inclusiveness for all museum participants. If you have yet to check out this museum, I highly recommend it.

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