JUSFC40: Exhibit – “International Pop” Currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

February 24, 2016 

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is pleased to be a sponsor of International Pop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which opened February 24, and runs through May 15, 2016. The exhibition chronicles Pop art’s emergence as an international movement, migrating from the United Kingdom and the United States to western and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan.

International Pop navigates a fast-paced world packed with bold and thought-provoking imagery, revealing a vibrant period shaped by social, political, and cultural changes. The exhibition chronicles Pop art’s emergence as an international movement, migrating from the UK and the US to western and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Although Pop arose in distinct forms within each region, artists expressed a shared interest in mass media, consumerism, and figuration.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the exhibition’s only East Coast venue.

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is marking its 40th anniversary through 2016. The Commission has spent the last four decades supporting the U.S.-Japan relationship through public policy, arts, culture, and educational exchanges.