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The pop heard round the globe

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LOWRY HILL — “International Pop” at the Walker Art Center is a rarity among major museum exhibitions, a heaping plate of kale-salad scholarship with the sparkly sweet appeal of Coca-Cola.

For many, it will be a head-snapping reintroduction to the Pop Art they thought they knew, taking viewers far beyond Andy Warhol’s soup cans and Roy Lichtenstein’s blown-up comic book panels. Art historians are claiming new territories for Pop, and curators Darsie Alexander and Bartholomew Ryan lead an exhilarating expedition into this changing landscape.

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