Roy Lichtenstein: American Identity
Connecting the dots.
Thru Jan. 13
Roy Lichtenstein painted giant works that looked like segments of old comic strips or ads to examine American popular culture and themes on romance, war, patriotism and consumerism. If you’re looking for fluid pastoral scenes, you’ve found the wrong artist.
In every frame, large, precisely painted and placed dots make up the tones similar to mass printing techniques of the past. Through this pop artists challenging work, America is bigger and more complex than any Sunday funny could convey. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is exhibiting 20 prints of his work, including a series of American Indian theme lithographs that have rarely been seen. The exhibit, which opened this month at the museum, continues through Jan. 13. Admission is $3.50-$6.50. The museum is open Sunday-Friday. Go to www.jewishmuseum.net for hours and other details.