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Pollock-Krasner House 2011 Highlights

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PK HouseThe museum‘s 2011 season will feature lectures, films, art workshops, and two very different exhibitions.

Among the highlights is the annual Pollock-Krasner Lecture, held at Guild Hall‘s John Drew Theater on Sunday, July 17. The speaker will be Gail Levin, whose biography of Lee Krasner, published in March by William Morrow, reveals the complex and fascinating character behind the artist’s widow stereotype that eclipsed Krasner’s achievements during her lifetime. Gail’s lecture is titled “Lee Krasner in East Hampton.” Tickets are $15 ($13 for Pollock-Krasner House members), and may be ordered after May 18 from the John Drew box office.

Other speakers in this summer’s lecture series include art historians Michael Leja on the Pollock family’s politics and Joan Marter on the sculptor David Slivka; artist Tina Dickey on Krasner’s teacher Hans Hofmann; doctoral candidate Andrianna Campbell on Diego Rivera‘s murals in the United States; and art historian Michael FitzGerald on Pollock and Picasso. These talks will be held on Sundays at 5:00 pm in July and August at The Fireplace Project, a contemporary art gallery across from the Pollock-Krasner House. General admission is $5. Thanks to support from the Herman Goldman Foundation, members will be admitted free.

The first exhibition, “Conrad Marca-Relli: The Springs Years, 1953-1956,” is on view now through July 30. There will be a reception, with a gallery talk by Metropolitan Museum curator Magdalena Dabrowski, on Sunday, June 26. The second exhibition, “15 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol,” will be on view from August 4 through October 29, after which the museum closes for the season.

On Sunday, July 31, there will be a special tribute to the late B.H. (Bob) Friedman, Pollock’s first biographer and a distinguished author or novels, plays, and monographs. Friedman’s friends and family will read from his writings and celebrate his life in literature.

The complete summer program, with details of the summer Family Art Workshops and the fall Artists on Film series, is available at www.pkhouse.org.

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