Rochester Pops!

Rochester Pops!

Chris Kuester, Staff

The Rochester Art Center is well known for being a large part of the Rochester Civic Center, where many concerts, plays, and other social events are held. The Rochester Art Center is sometimes overshadowed by the Civic Center, which gets a lot more press because it holds more of the bigger events. Well now the Art Center is getting a chance to shine. It is exhibiting arguably one of the world’s most influential artists, Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol is an artist from the eastern coast of the United States, but is known for his pop art all over the world. He is extremely famous for his soup cans piece, where there are 16 Campbells soup can prints, all the same but each with a different label. They are realistic and are famous because of realism. This piece made Pop Art huge in the 1960’s. He is also famous for many other Pop Art prints such as his Marilyn Monroe print or his Indian print gallery. The Rochester Art Center is now getting its chance to pop! Rochester was fortunate enough to be able to get their hands on some of his pieces, more specifically his Indian collection, his famous people collection, and some other pieces as well.

However, this art center does not just showcase famous artists like some of the bigger art centers in the United States do. They also display the works of up and coming artists and local artists, both from the Rochester community and the Minnesota community. This specific exhibition shows a wide variety of pop artist including Jim Denomie, Frank Gaard, and Maria Cristina Tavera. The Rochester Art Center got the chance to showcase these pieces and are showcasing them until May 14th. This exhibit is open to the public and only costs $5 for adults and a bargain deal of $10 for families (which is up to 4 people). For members of the art center, there is free admission. They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but are open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursdays from 10 AM to 9 PM, and Sundays from noon to 5 PM.