Pollock-Krasner House: March 2018 News

March is Membership Month  

Your support is important to us! Pollock-Krasner House members are admitted free, receive discounts at the Museum Store, and help underwrite our exhibitions and public programs. If you haven’t yet renewed, or would like to join for the first time,  membership is just a click away: 


Join us for THAW FEST

March 23 – 25 

THAW FEST–The Hamptons Arts Weekend Festival–comprises three days of exhibitions, performances, films, music, garden tours, workshops, community engagement and family-focused special events throughout the Hamptons.

Day of the Painter

At the Pollock-Krasner House, there will be free screenings of documentaries and short films, including the Oscar-winning spoof, “Day of the Painter,” and the feature film, “Pollock”–also an Oscar winner, starring Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden–on Saturday, March 24, and drop-in family workshops on Sunday, March 25. No reservations are needed.

Details are available here.

THAW FEST is sponsored by the Hamptons Arts Network (HAN), a newly-formed association of 19 arts and cultural organizations on the South Fork, to celebrate spring and promote the broad range of programs offered by our diverse regional institutions.

Click here for the full THAW FEST program.


Francis V. O’Connor Memorial Symposium
Thursday, April 12
Francis V. O’Connor, Ph.D.

A group of distinguished scholars will gather to celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. O’Connor, the foremost Pollock scholar, who died in November.

The program will be presented at the Dedalus Foundation, 25 East 21st Street in Manhattan, on Thursday, April 12 from 2 – 5 p.m., with a reception to follow. Among the speakers are William C. Agee, David Anfam, Avis Berman, Greta Berman, Gerald Monroe and Richard Taylor. Details will be available in the April newsletter.

There is no charge to attend, but registration will be required, as space is limited. Please email rsvp@dedalusfoundation.org 


Moca LA to conserve Pollock’s

Number 1, 1949

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (Moca LA), home to Lee Krasner’s 1961 Umber painting, Primeval Resurgence, also owns a major canvas by Jackson Pollock, known as Number 1, 1949. It’s the painting on which he’s working in the famous photographs by Martha Holmes, taken in April 1949 for LIFE magazine.
Number 1_ 1949
Jackson Pollock, Number 1, 1949. Enamel, sand and found objects on canvas, 63 x 104 inches.© The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Beginning this month, the painting will undergo treatment in a public setting. Museum visitors will be able to see the cleaning process and question conservators from the Getty Conservation Institute who will be doing the work in the gallery at Moca LA.
Getty was responsible for the recent conservation of Pollock’s 1943 Mural,which is now on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Krasner prints at the Nassau County Museum of Art
through June 3

The Pollock-Krasner House has lent three lithographs from Lee Krasner’s Primary Series to “Master Class: Hans Hofmann,” an exhibition on at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor from January 27 – June 3.

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Left to right: Lee Krasner’s Primary Series: Blue Stone, Gold Stone and Rose Stone, 1969, with Helen Frankenthaler’s Southern Exposure, 2005, and Tight Rope, 1969, in “Master Class: Hans Hofmann” at the Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. 

When Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) immigrated to the United States in 1933 he became a living bridge between European Cubism and American Abstract Expressionism. His celebrated classes in New York City and Provincetown attracted many of the most talented young artists of the Abstract Expressionist generation, including Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, John Schueler, Wolf Kahn and Fritz Bultman. The exhibition features works by Hofmann and those former students, illustrating how they applied and adapted his teachings to develop their own unique approaches to abstraction.


Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

A National Historic Landmark
  Take the audio tour
  We will be open for THAW FEST programs
March 24 – 25

Free admission, no reservations required
Then closed until we re-open for the season on
Thursday, May 3   

For information about 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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