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5:30 PM Cash bar and light reception
6 PM Curator Conversation
The Nasher Museum is proud to present Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948 – 1960, the first major museum exhibition to investigate the early work of one of the most celebrated American artists of the 20th century. The exhibition tells the overlooked story of Lichtenstein’s early career and establishes a deeper understanding of postwar American art.

Duke is the final venue for the exhibition, which traveled to Colby College Museum of Art in Maine, Parrish Art Museum in New York and Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio over the past two years.

The landmark exhibition features loans from museum and private collections, presenting about 90 works from the artist’s fruitful formative years. Many of the paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints are on public view for the first time.

ABOVE: Roy Lichtenstein, Washington Crossing the Delaware II (detail), 1951. Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 30 1/8 inches (62.2 x 76.5 cm). The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection, New York. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.

The upbeat, impish side of Lichtenstein was irrepressible ... and pervades the show.

The Wall Street Journal

Event Details

Thursday, August 25, 2022
10 AM
Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States