The American Dream: Pop to the Present at the British Museum


Edward Ruscha (b. 1937), Standard Station. Colour screenprint, 1966. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.© Ed Ruscha. Reproduced by permission of the artist.
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See bold contemporary prints by some of the USA’s most celebrated artists, exploring the creative history and social issues of the world’s biggest superpower. Read More


Trace some of the most disruptive years of modern America through printmaking in the British Museum’s major exhibition The American Dream: Pop to the Present.

Featuring more than 200 prints by 70 different artists, including Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Kara Walker, the exhibition examines how America’s commercial culture, rising influence and social crises inspired art from the past six decades.

Travel through the bright colours of 1960s pop art to 1970s photorealism, right through to contemporary works of artists practising today.


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British Museum

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