Tracing the art of a global superpower
The assassination of John F Kennedy; the Apollo moon landings; war in Vietnam; and the culture wars – the past 60 years have been ones of turmoil and dynamism in the United States. Artists’ responses to these tumultuous times can be viewed at The American Dream: Pop to the Present at the British Museum in London. From the pop art explosion of the 1960s to today, the exhibition includes works from giants of modern American art such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Julie Mehretu. The artists exhibited also address divisions in US society today. The exhibition runs until June 18. For more information visit www.britishmuseum.org
Vote McGovern, 1972 by Andy Warhol is one of the images of The American Dream, at the British Museum.