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    Tug of War: Mark Rothko and Pop Art - Art History Lecture
  • Presented By: Rochester Art Center
  • Dates: October 27, 2020
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Phone: (507) 282-8629
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Price: $5 General Admission, RAC Members FREE
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Join Rochester Art Center Artistic Director, Dr. Sheila Dickinson, for an evening art history lecture and discussion about Mark Rothko. Dickinson taught modern art history for many years, most recently at Macalester College.

RED by John Logan is a play that explores the challenges of Pop Art toward the already established Abstract Expressionism in mid-20th Century America. Mark Rothko imbues into his large color soaked canvases his own existential crisis while his new studio assistant, energized by Pop Art’s new bright and seemingly vacuous style questions Rothko’s work.

Ticket to Tug of War: Mark Rothko and Pop Art - an art history talk with Dr. Sheila Dickinson, includes the event and same-day admission to the Rochester Art Center galleries. Feel free to view the galleries before the discussion or up to 30 minutes after the discussion. Masks required, please observe social distancing guidelines while indoors at the Rochester Art Center. This event is in partnership with Rochester Rep Theatre. See the Rep’s production of RED by John Logan anytime prior to the art history discussion for an even richer experience.