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Monday, May 8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT


Artists in Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s Address Books

Join co-curators James Bauer and Theresa Davis for a live virtual tour and presentation of the current exhibition on view at the Pollock-Krasner House. In the days before smart phones, people hand wrote contact information in phone books. Three such books belonging to Pollock and Krasner will be on view, together with more than twenty works by artists whose names, addresses, and telephone numbers appear in them, including Thomas Hart Benton, James Brooks, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, John Graham, Paul Jenkins, Reuben Kadish, John Little, Mercedes Matter, Barnett Newman, Alfonso Ossorio, Betty Parsons, Charles Pollock and Mark Rothko.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

RESPONSE TO WAR: Surrealism in the 1930’s

with Stony Brook University Intern Lucas Field

Surrealism is widely known as an expression of the bizarre, the irrational, and the hallucinatory. But what inspired its origins? Founded by the French poet Andre Breton, Surrealism aimed to undermine Western rational thought and to challenge the status quo of wartime society and its oppressive orders. Presented by intern Lucas Field, this talk delves into the history of Surrealism as it developed in post-World War I Europe as a response to the atrocities of World War I. The early Surrealists’ mission was to create art that derived from the subconscious mind in order to bypass the conscious part of the self that had been created by the violent social and political conditions of the external world.

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Monday, May 8, 2:00 – 3:15 pm EDT

Feeling Color

Hot yellow, cool blue, fiery red! Explore how Krasner and Pollock used color to convey emotion and energy. Then learn basic color mixing techniques, followed by expressive painting. Have paint supplies on hand. 

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Thursday, May 11, 2:00 – 3:15 pm EDT

If Lines Could Talk 

Wavy, smooth, jagged, agitated, serene, or angry? Learn the language of line exemplified in Pollock’s drip painting and other modern artworks. Then map your emotions with lines and drawing to communicate how you feel. Have drawing supplies on hand. 

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Above Image:Address book, ca. 1952-56. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

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Photograph: Jackson Pollock Studio Floor, 1998 — Prints for Sale

Enlargements to 8′ x 8′ for Wall or Floor Display.
© Photo / Jeff Heatley.

AAQ / Resource: Westhampton Architectural Glass