Any artist or art lover knows that inspiration is not seasonal, so it’s a good thing we can count events and activities all year at the Pollack-Krasner House and Study Center to keep your creativity flowing. They have lots of exciting opportunities to learn and explore new artistic skills, plus there is even a virtual reality app available!
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is regarded as the undisputed leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1945, Pollock married fellow artist Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and moved from New York City to Long Island’s East End. With a loan from art dealer Peggy Guggenheim, they purchased a small homestead on 1.25 acres overlooking Accabonac Creek in Springs, East Hampton.
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER — What is Beauty?
Monday, January 30, from 2:00 pm–3:15 pm EST
A popular celebrity, a splash of paint, an awe-inspiring sunset? How do we define beauty? Explore how modern artists such as Pollock, Krasner, Warhol, Kahlo, and others create and challenge notions of beauty. Then sketch your idea of what beauty means to you. Have drawing supplies on hand.
Tuesday, January 31, from 2:00–3:15 pm EST
Look again! Learn how modern artists Dali, Picasso, Magritte, and others create ambiguous images that play with our perception and can be seen in multiple ways. Then create a Surrealist collage filled with “double images.” Supplies: magazines, scissors, glue, and a surface for your artwork. Or pencil and paper for drawing.
DRIP PAINTING ALUMNUS with Christopher Lucore
Thursday, February 2, from 4:00–5:00 pm EST
As a child, artist Christopher Lucore attended our family drip painting workshop with his parents. His early artistic encouragement has emerged in a successful career in the arts. Following a virtual tour of the barn studio with Joyce, Christopher, who owns The Lucore Art, a gallery in Montauk, will present his work.
Available for download from Oculus and Viveport
Now you can experience Pollock and Krasner’s working environment on your own Oculus Quest headset. Order “Tracing Paint,” our virtual reality tour of the barn studio, from the OCULUS LAB APP STORE and on VIVEPORT for the Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3 headsets.
The Studio Revealed, a Video Tour
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An inside look at the workplace of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Written and directed by Helen A. Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner House, and Study Center. Produced by OVID, Wainscott, NY, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Research Foundation, Stony Brook University.
Jackson Pollock and Jazz, a Video History
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This video proposes a dialogue between music and painting, more specifically between Jackson Pollock’s Action painting and Jazz, here understood as action music. It is an invitation to a new immersive experience that the authors want to accomplish in further projects supported by PK-House.
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Get ready to explore the Pollack-Krasner House from your own home! Check out the Guided Audio Tour from the Museum for excellent and compelling storytelling and the history of these celebrated artists and their lives. Better yet, the audio tour is available in many languages.
Check out their calendar here for the complete compelling winter lineup and register for attendance!