Pollock Krasner House: ‘Art in Focus’ Talks / Stony Brook Southampton Library

“Art in Focus” talks at Stony Brook Southampton Library 

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  Admission is free

Renowned experts share their insights in this special spring lecture series, co-sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and the Stony Brook Southampton Library, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton.

Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.


June 5

FOCUS: Jackson Pollock’s Mural for Peggy Guggenheim: Artistic Breakthroughs Combining Past and Present
Elliot Bostwick Davis
John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dr. Davis is currently working on the MFA Boston’s 2019 exhibition of Jackson Pollock’s Mural, painted for Peggy Guggenheim’s New York City apartment in 1943. Her focus is on the influence of indigenous Native American art on the development of Pollock’s mural imagery.

Elliot Bostwick Davis led the American Galleries Team in the creation of the Art of the Americas Wing, which opened in November of 2010. Before joining the MFA, Boston, Davis was a curator of American, British, and Contemporary drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She oversees the Art of the Americas Department strategy, including two new pilot programs for curatorial practice and collection sharing. Her recent exhibitions at the MFA, Boston include “Mark Rothko: Reflection” (on view through July 2018); “Making Modern” (2016); and “Jamie Wyeth” (2014, retrospective with national tour). She received her undergraduate degree cum laude in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University and holds a Master’s in Liberal Studies from NYU and her Master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.


June 19

FOCUS: Rodin in Asia

Charles A. Riley II
Director, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor

Drawing on the experience of curating a permanent Rodin installation at a huge private museum in Taiwan, Dr. Riley will focus on the mysterious power the sculptor has exerted upon Asian aesthetics for the past century.

Charles A. Riley II is the author of more than twenty books on the arts, as well as hundreds of features, news articles, exhibition catalogue essays, and reviews published in national and international magazines. He has presented exhibitions devoted to Picasso, Surrealism and contemporary art. His most recent book, Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, is the basis of his current exhibition, “Anything Goes: The Jazz Age,” on view through July 8at the Nassau County Museum of Art. He is a former reporter for Fortune magazine and former editor-in-chief of WE magazine, and has participated in cultural policy and educational think tanks internationally. A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, he received his Ph.D. from The CUNY Graduate Center. He resides in Manhattan and Cutchogue, New York.


Get the full summer program here.


Warhol Preserve Workshop June 2

The Andy Warhol Preserve in Montauk hosts an artist-in-residence program which includes events open to the public. On Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cy Keener, an artist who works with the natural environment, will conduct a free workshop at the preserve.

To register, call (631)329-3981 ext 211or email a.a.harrington@tnc.org
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
A National Historic Landmark

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The museum is open on
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

from May – October 


Self-guided tours from 1 – 5 p.m., no reservations required.
Admission $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Audio guide included.
Pollock-Krasner House members and SUNY/CUNY students, faculty and staff are admitted free.Guided tours at noon by reservation only. Click here to reserve.
Admission $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Infants free.
Pollock-Krasner House members and SUNY/CUNY students, faculty and staff are admitted free, but reservations are required for guided tours. Please call 631-324-4929 for your coupon code. 
For information about our exhibitions and programs, please visit our Web site.


For researcher access to Study Center collections, which are available year-round, please call 631-324-4929.

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