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Pop Art Day

Get ready to embrace your inner Warhol and celebrate Pop Art Day with colorful, bold and playful activities that will make your day pop!
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January 28
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Introduction

Get ready to embrace bold colors and unique designs on Pop Art Day, celebrated every year on January 28! This holiday was first established in 2004 by the American artist Bob Rizzo to honor the iconic art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s. Pop art is all about incorporating elements of popular culture into art, from everyday objects to famous celebrities. It's a fun and playful style that has become a beloved part of modern art. So let your creativity run wild and celebrate this day by creating your own pop art masterpiece or visiting an exhibit showcasing this vibrant style.

History of Pop Art Day

Pop Art Day Dates

Pop Art Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Pop Art</div><div class='timeline-text'>Born in the United Kingdom during the mid-1950s, Pop Art began as a revolt against the mainstream art of the era.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1956</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Pop Art" Label Coined</div><div class='timeline-text'>Following an art discussion at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, British artist John McHale used the term "Pop Art" for the first time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Richard Hamilton's Pop Art</div><div class='timeline-text'>British artist Richard Hamilton became one of the earliest contributors to the pop art movement with his collage "Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1962</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans</div><div class='timeline-text'>American artist Andy Warhol's famous piece "Campbell's Soup Cans" solidified his position as a leading figure in the pop art movement.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s-1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pop Art Influence</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pop Art had a significant impact on the world of advertising, graphic design, and fashion in the 1960s and 70s, influencing many artists in these fields.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pop Art Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2010, the US officially recognized the 31st of January as National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day or Pop Art Day, celebrating the influence and impact of this art movement.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Pop Art Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own pop art masterpiece</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get inspired by the iconic works of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and create your own pop art piece. Use bold colors and everyday objects to make a statement.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a pop art exhibit</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local art museum or gallery for any pop art exhibitions. It's a great way to see some amazing pieces and learn more about the movement.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as your favorite pop art icon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative with your outfit and dress up as one of the famous pop art figures such as Marilyn Monroe or a Campbell's soup can. Bonus points if you DIY your costume!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a pop art themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a fun pop art themed party. Serve colorful snacks and drinks, play some upbeat music, and have everyone dress up in their best pop art-inspired outfit.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a documentary on pop art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn more about the history and impact of pop art by watching a documentary. It's a great way to appreciate the movement and gain a deeper understanding of it.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Pop Art Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of bold and vibrant art</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pop art is known for its use of bright colors and bold imagery, making it eye-catching and exciting to look at. National Pop Art Day allows us to appreciate this unique style of artwork and the energy it brings to our lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a reminder to embrace popular culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pop art emerged as a response to consumerism and mass media in the 1950s and 60s, incorporating elements from popular culture into its designs. On National Pop Art Day, we can reflect on how these themes still resonate with modern society and celebrate the impact of popular culture on art.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There are endless ways to enjoy pop art</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From paintings and sculptures to posters and apparel, pop art has become synonymous with varied forms of creative expression. Celebrating National Pop Art Day gives us an opportunity to explore and enjoy different types of pop art and perhaps even create our own!</p></div></div>

5 Pop Art Movement Facts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pop Art Was Born in Mid-20th Century Britain</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Pop Art movement first emerged in the United Kingdom during the mid-1950s as a critique of the mainstream art scene of the time.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Andy Warhol is an Iconic Figure in Pop Art</h3><p class='facts-content'>American artist Andy Warhol has been an enormous influence on pop art. He is well-known for his works like 'Campbell Soup Cans' and 'Marilyn Diptych.'</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pop Art Emphasizes Mass Culture</h3><p class='facts-content'>This movement focuses on converting everyday objects and popular culture into art, hence the term "Pop" (short for popular) art.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Screen Printing was a Popular Technique in Pop Art</h3><p class='facts-content'>The technique of screen printing, which allows for mass production of an image, was commonly used by Pop Art artists to emphasize its themes of consumerism and standardization.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Roy Lichtenstein Made Comic-strip Style Art Famous</h3><p class='facts-content'>American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is famous for his comic strip-inspired artwork. His painting 'Drowning Girl' is one of the most recognized pieces in the pop art movement.</p></div></div>

Pop Art Day FAQs

When is Pop Art Day?

Pop Art Day is celebrated on January 28th every year. In 2024 Pop Art Day will occur on a Sunday.

Pop Art Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 28

Saturday

2024

Jan 28

Sunday

2025

Jan 28

Tuesday

2026

Jan 28

Wednesday

2027

Jan 28

Thursday

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