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Museum opens with COVID restrictions

We are delighted to welcome visitors back to the artists’ home and studio! The Pollock-Krasner House opens for guided tours by reservation Thursdays through Sundays beginning on May 1. Tours are limited to six people, and masks are required indoors and on the grounds.
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Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12. “Tracing Paint,” a virtual reality tour of the studio, is available for an extra $10. Tours are free for museum members and SUNY/CUNY students, faculty and staff, who should call 631-324-4929 for a coupon code before reserving.
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“Mary Abbott: The Living Possibility of Paint”

May 1 – July 25
Our first exhibition of the season features paintings and works on paper by Mary Abbott (1921-2019). Throughout her long career, she pursued a sensuous approach to abstraction, exploring paint’s “living possibility.” An active member of the abstract expressionist cohort, with studios in New York City and Southampton, Abbott also traveled widely and was influenced by the vibrant tropical environment of Haiti and the Virgin Islands.
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With loans from the McCormick Gallery in Chicago and the Mougins Museum of Classical Art in France, the show focuses on Abbott’s paintings of the 1950s, when her gestural canvases abound with spontaneous expression. A fully illustrated catalog, with an essay by art historian Phyllis Braff, is available in the Museum Store.
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Art in Focus

Sunday, May 2 at 5 p.m. EDT on Zoom
Thomas McCormick
Gallerist, author of Mary Lee Abbott, a painter
In conjunction with the current exhibition at the Pollock-Krasner House, Tom will share his personal recollections of Mary and discuss her remarkable career. He met the artist in 2002 and represented her until her death in 2019. She is the subject of his monograph, Mary Lee Abbott, a painter, which was published in April and is available in the Museum Store.
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Art in Focus
Sunday, May 16 at 5 p.m. EDT
on Zoom

“Films During the Pandemic”

Marion Wolberg Weiss
Film historian
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Join Marion to discuss how watching movies has become a different experience during the pandemic. Viewers are often isolated, interrupted and disorientated. Yet Netflix has been offering films that are especially arresting and offbeat, like “The Queen’s Gambit” and “I Care a Lot,” with daring characters, surrealistic plots, strong female roles and experimental styles. True-life movies, like Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” are similarly compelling and relevant during this troublesome period.
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“Home Improvement:

Reframing the Stories Historic Artists’

Homes & Studios Can Tell”

Free lecture series in May
In celebration of National Preservation Month, Historic Artists Homes & Studios is offering a free three-part series of virtual talks and guided conversations on May 7, 14 and 21 at 3 p.m., focused on the future of historic house and studio interpretation.
The series is hosted by the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT, where the art colony members decorated the dining room.
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Other featured sites include the Alice Austen House in Staten Island, NY; Saarinen House in Bloomfield Hills, MI; and the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, TX. Go behind the scenes to learn how imagination and innovation vitalize these unique properties.
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Get the new Krasner collages catalog

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To be published on May 10, Lee Krasner: Collage Paintings 1938-1981 provides original insights into Krasner’s fierce and tireless self-examination. This practice, which compelled the artist to destroy previous works and reconstitute their elements into new compositions, resulted in some of the artist’s most conceptual and emotionally-charged works.
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The fully-illustrated catalog, published by Kasmin, features 12 color plates, as well as newly commissioned texts by Siri Hustvedt and Saskia Flower.
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Thanks to our recent supporters!

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Please click here to see a list of the new and renewing donors whose memberships support our ongoing operations and programs.
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If you’re not already a member, we hope you’ll consider joining. Members are admitted free, and also receive free publications and discounts at the Museum Store. Just click here.
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Guided tours by advance reservation Thursdays through Sundays
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The Study Center is available to researchers year-round. For access to Study Center collections, Please call (631) 324-4929
Office and Museum Store hours:
Tuesdays-Saturdays
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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