Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Pen Letter Against Pop América Exhibit

After seeing artwork featuring the Marxist leader, Ché Guevara,  in the traveling exhibition, Pop América, 1965-1975, Florida Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott wrote a letter of complaint to the National Endowment of the Arts. In the letter, they questioned if taxpayer dollars should support an exhibition featuring the contested Marxist leader. They further inquired about the NEA’s guidelines for funding traveling exhibitions of this nature.

Duke’s newspaper, The Chronicle, covers this story, explaining how the senators’ letter misquoted the Nasher Museum of Art’s description of the exhibition on their website.

Pop América, 1965-1975 is organized by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. It has traveled to Duke University’s Nasher Art Museum and is now at The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. It features almost 100 works of art by Latin American pop artists.

 

Associate Director, Campus and Community Education and Engagement – The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University

Associate Director, Campus & Community Education & Engagement

Job ID 36706
Location Evanston, Illinois

Department: Block Museum
Salary/Grade: EXS/11

Job Summary:
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University seeks an experienced transformative, dynamic, strategic thinker. They will have a wide-ranging curiosity and an excitement for learning, and the capacity to translate these into diverse, content-rich, and innovative programs and initiatives that embody the Block’s distinctive identity, culture, and values, and those of Northwestern. The position reports to the Block’s director and leads a team consisting of an Engagement Manager and an Engagement Coordinator, student works, and docents. Continue reading “Associate Director, Campus and Community Education and Engagement – The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University”