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December at the Weatherspoon

Have guests from out of town? Want to show them one of the best artistic centers in the state? Or enjoy a few inspiring hours for yourself? December offers events and exhibitions at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Film: A/V Geeks Presents 1960s Pop Culture – Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.
WAM welcomes back Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks for a fun evening of vintage films clips highlighting pop culture, Pop Art, fads and commercials of the 1960s. Free and open to the public.

Noon @ the ‘Spoon Public Tour: “Pop Art: 20th Century Popular Culture as Muse” – Tuesday, Dec. 8, noon
The 20-minute Noon @ the ‘Spoon tour is a fun way to explore a new exhibition during your lunch break. The free tour is offered the second Tuesday of the month. This month: Pop Art: 20th Century Popular Culture as Muse. WAM has a deep collection of Pop art and will feature some of its signature prints and multiples. Beginning in the late 1950s, a new art movement began gaining traction in America. A reaction to the then-dominant ideas and techniques of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art challenged traditions of fine art by showcasing commercial techniques and representational imagery derived from popular culture. Source material included advertising, journalism, comic books, and other mundane cultural artifacts such as road signs and consumer goods.

Exhibition Opens: “In Motion” – Dec. 12
The concept for this exhibition was inspired by the innovative collaborative work being done by the Weatherspoon’s educational staff and faculty in UNCG’s Department of Kinesiology. The artworks on display depict a variety of implied movement—be it physical, psychological, or optical—and range from agitated to humorous, and from languid to unruly. Regardless of how motion is denoted, the images will rouse the visitor’s imagination with possible scenarios of what happened just before and after these motions and moments occurred.

Three exhibitions still on view include:
“Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager” – Through Dec. 13
“2015 UNCG Department of Art Faculty Biennial” – Through Jan. 3, 2016
“Pop Art: 20th Century Popular Culture as Muse” – Through Jan. 31, 2016