Word Play: Association, Gesture, and Typography in the Work of Ed Ruscha

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 19, fourth floor

What does “OOF” really mean? How does a beer stain “signify”? What associations do you have with certain typography and words? Come learn about Pop artist Ed Ruscha’s practice by exploring concepts represented in his “sound” and “stain” pictures from the 1960s.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.