4.1/ Pollock-Krasner House: Exhibit at Ashawagh Hall, Krasner at MoMA, Novel


“Under the Influence” exhibition

Ashawagh Hall, April 1 – 2  

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Four of our volunteer docents and former employees–Pam Collins Focarino, Ruby Jackson, Tracy Jamar and Rose Zelenetz–will be exhibiting their artwork at Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs-Fireplace Road, this coming weekend.

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Ruby Jackson, Mysterioso. Folded paper, 4 x 6 inches.

The community gallery is just down the road from the Pollock-Krasner House. It will be open on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All are welcome to attend a reception on Saturday from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

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Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

opens at the Museum of Modern Art on April 15

unnamed-187Lee Krasner, Gaea, 1966. Oil on canvas, 69 x 149 1/2 inches. Museum of Modern Art, New York. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Lee Krasner is among some fifty artists featured in this exhibition, which is drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection. Surveying the period from 1945-1968, it includes works that range from the boldly gestural canvases of Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell; the radical geometries of Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, and Gego; and the reductive abstractions of Agnes Martin, Anne Truitt, and Jo Baer; to the fiber weavings of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney; and the process-oriented sculptures of Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse.

The exhibition, which will be on view through August 13, will also feature many little-known treasures from MoMA’s holdings, such as collages by Anne Ryan, photographs by Gertrudes Altschul, and recent acquisitions by Ruth Asawa, Carol Rama, and Alma Woodsey Thomas, on view for the first time.

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Pollock-Krasner House director at Book Hampton

April 22 at 5 p.m.

Helen A. Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will read from her mystery novel, An Exquisite Corpse: Death in Surrealist New York,” on Saturday, April 22 at 5 p.m. at Book Hampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton. Copies will be available for sale.

Set in the sexually liberated New York art world of the 1940s, populated by European artists in exile and young Americans itching to take over the avant-garde, Harrison’s tale is an amalgam of truth and invention. That turbulent era’s creative ferment is the backdrop for a desperate crime and its lethal consequences.

The event is free, but registration is requested.

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The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is closed for the season. 

The museum will re-open on Thursday, May 4 unnamed-190

Winter office hours

Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm 

For researcher access to Study Center collections, please call 631-324-4929

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

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