Flower Power

When
Event has passed (Wed Jun 18, 2014 - Sun Jul 27, 2014)
Where
Cantor Arts Center
Time
11 am-5pm, Thurs until 8 pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Arts, Museums, Fine Arts Museum

Description

Nine sensational works by five important artists--Andy Warhol, Donald Sultan, Alex Katz, Willie Cole, and Tom Wesselmann--focus on flowers, which have long been a popular subject in art. Flowers were used as decorative motifs in ancient times and as symbolic in Christian iconography, and took on new connotations when Beat poet Allen Ginsberg coined the term “flower power” in the mid 1960s, encouraging activists against the Vietnam War to offer flowers to policemen and politicians and turn threatening protests into a form of peaceful street theater. Artists have continued to represent flowers, exploring their formal properties as well as their political and social connotations. The prints in "Flower Power" illustrate some of these concerns. 

Open Wed-Sun 11am - 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; admission is free. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

Location

location
  1. Cantor Arts Center

    328 Lomita Dr, Palo Alto, CA