March 07, 2011

Museum hosts 'Pop Art Spectacular' exhibit

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Pop Art Spectacular is on at the University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The interactive exhibit, part of the museum’s Pop Art Project and funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, serves as exhibit and inspiration for art creation. Students from area high schools and community colleges will visit the exhibit from now through early September. The exhibit will expand, beginning mid-June, as student-created art, inspired by the Pop Art Spectacular, joins the exhibit.

Students from Cobden High School will visit the museum on Thursday, March 10, and students from John A. Logan College will come on April 7. Other schools are signing up for other dates as well.

Media Advisory

Reporters, photographers and camera crews can capture the experience of students interacting with this exhibit on March 10 when students from Cobden High School attend the exhibit. Their day begins at 9 a.m. in the Allyn Building, where they will attend a silkscreen demonstration. They will also participate in an extended visit at the Pop Art Spectacular exhibit. For exact times, contact Bob DeHoet at or 618/453-5388.

A reception for the Pop Art exhibit begins at 4 p.m. on March 25.

Admission to this exhibit, and to the University Museum is free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

For more information about this and other exhibits, visit the museum website at