From the work of former commercial artist and window display designer Andy Warhol to billboard painter James Rosenquist, the American advertising world helped to inform and inspire the Pop Art movement.
Carol Inge Hockett looks at this interplay of art and material wealth in The Other Mad Men: Pop Art in Perspective on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
In addition to advertising, pop artists reflected the changing image of the American home (in historian John Patrick Diggins' words "a paradise of comfort and convenience"), the influence of media, and the changing roles of women.
Hockett, a museum educator, explores the painting, sculpture, and printmaking of Warhol, Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann, and Claes Oldenburg, as well as the work of pop poet Ronald Gross.
Hockett -- who in March 2012 spoke at the library on WWI, Dada and the Birth of the Modern -- is the coordinator of the School and Family Programs at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. From 1986-2004 she was the coordinator of Adult Programs and Gallery Interpretation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
The event is co-sponsored by Kansas City's Art Study Club.
Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407.