Looking for something to do on Long Island this summer? Head to the Hamptons and visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, run by the Stony Brook Foundation. The museum is open from May through October, Thursday to Saturday. Guided tours will be given at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm by reservation. Reserve your ticket here.
Admission for Pollock-Krasner House members and for SUNY/CUNY faculty, staff and students is free. All other adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Visit the website or call (631) 324-4929 for more information.
The summer lecture series kicks off on Sunday, July 8, with “Pollock’s Density,” a talk by Michael Schreyach, an associate professor of art history at Trinity University in San Antonio. He will examine key paintings in Pollock’s oeuvre and offer fresh insights into the artist’s intentions as expressed in his work. After the talk, copies of Schreyach’s book, Pollock’s Modernism, will be available for purchase and signing.
The Lichtenstein Lectures are held on Sundays at 5 pm in July and August. Admission is free, and no reservations are required. This year they will be held at a new location, the John Little Barn at the Arts Center at Duck Creek, 127 Squaw Road in Springs, the former studio of John Little, a close friend of Pollock and Krasner. See an electronic copy of the full schedule.
On the closing day of the current exhibition, “Louis Schanker: The WPA Years,” the artist’s nephew, Lou Siegel, will share his reminiscences of Schanker and his wife, singer and civil rights activist Libby Holman. The couple’s fascinating story — witnessed first-hand by Siegel — mixes art, performance, politics and the Hamptons social scene. “Lou and Libby: An Intimate View” will be held at the Pollock-Krasner House on Saturday, July 28, at 5 pm.
Summer Art Workshops
Designed for people of all ages, these programs include a tour of the house and studio, a film of Pollock at work, and a hands-on painting session. They are held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 11:30 am in July and August. The fee is $40 per person, including materials. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call (631) 329-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.