Art in Focus Lecture

The ABCs of New York Surrealism in the 1930s

Tuesday, September 21 at 6 p.m. EDT on Zoom
Co-sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Library  
The talk is free, but registration is required
Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University. Look for more Art in Focus talks in October.
Lewis C. Kachur
Professor of Art History, Kean University
Lewis will trace the initial New York reception of Parisian Surrealism from the early 1930s, with the recognition of Salvador Dalí’s painting and public persona as a key aspect. Pollock’s awareness of Dalí will be considered. Institutional backing for the movement, both in commercial galleries such as Julien Levy and Pierre Matisse and museums like the Wadsworth Atheneum and MoMA, played an important role in its reception. This interest acted as a beacon for the Surrealists who immigrated to New York during World War II.
A pioneer in the field of exhibition history and artists as curators, Lewis C. Kachur completed a study of fifty years of exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He is author of Displaying the Marvelous: Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí and Surrealist Exhibition Installations (2001) and Robert Rauschenberg Transfer Drawings from the 1960s (2007). He is also co-author of Masterpieces of American Modernism from the Vilcek Collection (2013). 
September education programs on Zoom
Led by Education Coordinator Joyce Raimondo
The programs are free, but registration is required.

Celebrate Hispanic Art

Tuesday, September 21
4 – 5 p.m. EDT
Celebrate the artistic achievements of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, Mexican muralists José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros (pictured with Jackson Pollock, 1936) and others. Discover how these Hispanic artists inspired Pollock in the creation of his groundbreaking abstract expressionist art. Then tour the barn studio where Pollock made his famous poured paintings and Lee Krasner created her abstract art.

Art of the Mural

Wednesday, September 22
4 – 5:15 p.m. EDT
With special guest Netanel Portier, Director of Mural Arts Institute
This program highlights Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s mural projects and the influences on their concepts for mural art. Following a tour of Pollock and Krasner’s barn studio, Netanel Portier, Director of the Mural Arts Institute, will share Philadelphia’s citywide public art projects and the transformative power of community murals.

Physical Challenges

and Creative Opportunities

Wednesday, September 29
4 – 5:15 p.m. EDT
With special guest artist Matt Raynor
Lee Krasner and other famous artists such as Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, and Chuck Close faced physical challenges that sparked innovative adaptive processes. Following a tour of Pollock and Krasner’s barn studio, guest artist Matt Raynor, a Hampton Bays resident, will share his evocative photographs that capture the natural beauty of the East End. Matt will discuss his creative use of drone photography following a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the collar down. 

Picasso in Pollock

Through October 31
Free with museum admission, which is by advance reservation.
Unvaccinated adults and children are required to wear masks indoors and outside.
From the late 1930s through the end of his career, Pollock responded to many aspects of Picasso’s oeuvre. The exhibition, a hybrid of actual works and replicas, traces those influences in key examples, including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center’s Pollock painting, Untitled (Composition with Red Arc and Horses), ca. 1938, which contains a motif adapted from Picasso’s 1937 mural, Guernica.
A dedicated website with an essay by the distinguished scholar Pepe Karmel and a 3D tour of the installation, hosted by Artland, supplement the exhibition, which is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Singer Foundation, and a research grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. 


Public programming for “Picasso in Pollock” is made possible by Dorothy Lichtenstein, the Thaw Charitable Trust Endowment, the Herman Goldman Foundation, and the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.
Jackson Pollock, Untitled, ca. 1938-41. Mosaic, 54 x
24 inches. Lent by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation,
courtesy of Washburn Gallery, New York.

Seeing Past the Future

Online exhibition hosted by Artland
Organized by Shimon Attie and Norman L. Kleeblattt, assisted by Talya Feldman, the exhibition features the work of 29 artists who received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation since the onset of COVID-19. The exhibition remains available on the Artland platform.
In Memoriam
Myrna Klein (1929-2021)
On August 8 we said goodbye to Myrna, a beloved Pollock-Krasner House docent since 2001. Her tours, delivered with her trademark Brooklyn brio, invariably ended in a round of applause, and the verdict of one Facebook fan was “Myrna rocks!” She is literally irreplaceable, and will be deeply missed.

Your support is sincerely appreciated

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Those wishing to donate in memory of our founding director, Meg Perlman, should send checks made out to Stony Brook Fdn / PK to the Pollock-Krasner House, 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937, with Meg’s name in the subject line.
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