Pop América, 1965-1975
February 21 – July 21, 2019
Original Traveling Exhibition
The Nasher Museum presents a timeline to complement the exhibition Pop América, 1965-1975, across a 6-by-20-foot wall in the Great Hall. The timeline provides political and cultural context not found within the exhibition. Starting with a major military coup in Brazil in 1964, the timeline notes political milestones throughout the next decade, ending with the fall of Saigon to North Vietnam in 1975. Cultural milestones include “The Great Wall of Los Angeles” by artist Judith F. Baca, who worked with low-income youth on a half-mile-long mural illustrating the history of Los Angeles in the Tujunga Flood Control Channel of the Los Angeles River. Visitors will find a Spanish translation of the timeline on the wall.
The timeline was researched and written by Guest Curator Esther Gabara, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies, and Natalia De La Rosa, a postdoctoral associate in the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke, with assistance from Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator at the Nasher Museum. The timeline was also researched by Nasher Museum intern Carolina Herrera, Duke class of 2019. Designed by Rachel Goodwin.