Merry Foresta, guest curator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibition Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty moderates a conversation with Tracy Achor Hayes, Editorial Director with Neiman Marcus, and photographer Debora Hunter. The panelists discuss their work in relation to Irving Penn's techniques, subject matter, and influence.
Robyn Lea, photographer, writer, director, and author of Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art and Nature (Assouline, 2015), discusses her research about what she found in the kitchen of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, including handwritten recipes, cookbooks, and designer dinnerware. Dinner with Jackson Pollock showcases many of the couple's favorite recipes alongside stories about their dinner parties, Jackson's food-cure attempts, and new insights into his private domestic world, all accompanied by Lea's stunning photography.
Dr. Michael Schreyach, Associate Professor in Art and Art History at Trinity University, and Dr. Stephanie Straine, Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool and contributing author to the Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots exhibition catalogue, provide an in-depth look at Pollock's works during his black paintings period. The scholars give a brief talk about their research followed by a discussion moderated by Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and curator of Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.
Ed Halter, founder and director of Light Industry and curator of the International Pop Cinema Daily Screenings, discusses the influence of the Pop movement on cinema. This selection of films runs concurrently with the International Pop exhibition and brings together a variety of works from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s that are rarely considered alongside one another. Halter reflects on his experience curating this collection and on cinema as an extension of Pop practice around the world.
Gavin Delahunty, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and curator of Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, provides a deeper look at this often underexplored but pivotal part of the artist's oeuvre known as the black paintings. Blind Spots brings together the most significant showing of this widely debated body of work in a public institution since 1980.
Jim Coddington, Chief Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Mark Leonard, Chief Conservator at the Dallas Museum of Art, discuss the field of paintings conservation. They will take a special look at the painting materials and techniques used by Jackson Pollock as well as the preservation challenges his works present.
November 20, 2015 Horchow Auditorium
Image: Jim Coddington at work on Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950 in the Conservation Studio at MoMA
Mary Beard, one of the world's foremost classicists, presents a revolutionary history of the Roman Empire. Rome was a sprawling imperial city of more than a million residents and a seat of power for one of the largest empires in history. Emerging from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy, the city transformed itself through imperial rule. In response to terrorism and revolution, this powerful city invented new ideas of citizenship and nationality. Beard separates fact from fiction, myth from historical record, bringing forth a grand picture of Roman history.
Michael Fried, art critic, joins Gavin Delahunty, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and curator of Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, for a conversation about the significance of Pollock's black paintings within his practice. The black paintings, created between 1951 and 1953, showcase Pollock's broader ambitions as an artist and were a radical departure from his previous work.
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