Evening for Educators: Pop América

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Evening for Educators: Pop América

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Discover the exhibition Pop América, 1965–75, a landmark exhibition and the first to explore Pop art in the Americas. Unlike Pop artists in North America who have been long perceived as politically neutral, artists in Latin America engaged in political resistance embracing the Pop aesthetic. This bilingual exhibition provides a breathtaking view into a tumultuous decade of revolution and social change. Following the keynote address, tour the exhibition, and attend hands-on workshops.


Teachers receive three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee (includes tote bag screen printing, refreshments, and teacher packet): McNay members $10; nonmembers $20. For more information, email education@mcnayart.org.


Workshop Choices: Attend two selected from four options


To Buy or Not to Buy?

Guillermina Zabala, Artist and Media Arts Director, Say Sí

Remix a favorite, or not so favorite, piece of merchandise to create an artwork with an intentional and socially conscious message. This mixed media project combines printmaking, stencil, collage and photography.


¡Pop Paletas!

Victoria Suescum, Artist

Quickly paint a paleta (popsicle) from life in the style of the hand-painted signs of San Antonio and Latin America.


Prisma Pop Portraits

Jennifer Janak, Artist and Educator

Draw a self-portrait or portrait inspired by the colored pencil drawings of Chicana powerhouse Judy Baca.


Underpainting for Screenprints

McNay Education Staff

Take your Puro Pop tote bag to the next level with dynamic underpainting. In the style of Andy Warhol, add color to the bag before adding the final silkscreen layer. (Every educator can screenprint a free tote during the event.)


Elena Serrano (artist) and OSPAAAL (publisher), Dia del guerrillero heroico (Day of the Heroic Guerrilla) (detail), 1968. Offset print on paper, 19.5 x 13.56 inches (49.4 x 34.5 cm). Collection of the Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC. Gift of Gary Yanker; 1975–1983.