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Visit the Pollock-Krasner House in the Hamptons This Summer

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Heading to the Hamptons this summer? Visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton.

Pollock Krasner House
Pollock painted his most famous poured paintings here, laying the canvas on the floor and walking around it, applying liquid paint from all four sides in a process of spontaneous creativity.

The museum is open May to October, Thursday through Saturday, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Reservations are not required unless you want to do a guided tour at noon on those days, 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.

Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17
On Display August 4 to October 29
An exhibition of abstract graphics and works in other media by eight artists will be on view at the Pollock-Krasner House beginning August 4. A reception and gallery talk with the curator will be held on August 7 from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition is included with museum admission.

Anne Ryan, 'Number 319,' 1949. Cut and torn papers, fabrics, gold foil, and bast fiber pasted on paper, mounted on black paper. Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Anne Ryan, Number 319, 1949
Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The exhibit highlights the innovative techniques developed at Atelier 17, an experimental printmaking studio that operated in New York City from 1940 to 1955. Nearly 200 artists made prints there, almost half of them women.

Organized by guest curator Christina Weyl, co-founder and co-president of the Association of Print Scholars, the exhibition focuses on a core group — Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson and Anne Ryan — who bent traditional printmaking rules and explored uncharted aesthetic terrain in various intaglio and relief printing techniques.

In addition to prints, the exhibition includes examples of works in other media for which the artists are better known: sculpture, paintings, collage and a string composition.

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