The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center’s public programs are supported in part
by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor
Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Suffolk County Office of Cultural
Affairs, the Stony Brook University Research Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Endowment
Fund and the Herman Goldman Foundation.
LICHTENSTEIN LECTURE SERIES HOSTED BY THE ARTS CENTER AT DUCK CREEK
The John Little Barn at Duck Creek Farm
127 Squaw Road
Springs, East Hampton
Sundays in July and August at 5 pm. Admission is free.
Made possible by a generous contribution from Dorothy Lichtenstein
Trinity University, San Antonio
With book signing
July 15: Samuel M. Kootz and the Kootz Gallery
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
With book signing
July 22: The Natures of Arp
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
July 29: Calder: The Conquest of Time
The New School, New York
With book signing
August 19: The Case of the Missing Renoir
Director Emerita, Baltimore Museum of Art
August 26: Richard Bellamy, Eye of the Sixties
Judith E. Stein
Author and independent curator
With book signing
ANNUAL JOHN H. MARBURGER III MEMORIAL LECTURE AT GUILD HALL
John Drew Theater of Guild Hall
158 Main Street
Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm. Admission is free.
Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University
Lee Krasner: The Long View
Film screening and discussion
One of the foremost commentators on modern American art, the renowned art historian,
critic, curator and filmmaker will revisit her 1978 documentary and share her insights
into Lee Krasner’s life and career. Her portrait is illuminated by her close friendship
with the artist. Barbara Rose has been a contributing editor at
Art in America, Artforum and
Vogue, an art critic for
New York, art editor of
Partisan Review, associate editor of
Arts, editor-in-chief of the
Journal of Art and a two-time recipient of the College Art Association’s award for Distinguished
Art Criticism. She is the former senior curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
where she organized Lee Krasner’s 1983-84 traveling retrospective exhibition, and
the producer of eight films. Her books include
American Art Since 1900 and
Autocritique: Essays on Art and Anti-Art.
SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS AT THE POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
10 - 11:30 a.m.
in July and August
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. The fee is $40 per person, including materials. Registration is required, as space is limited.
Thursdays and Fridays:
Action Painting with Karyn Mannix Call 631-329-2811 or email email@example.com
Family Art Workshop with Joyce Raimondo Register online at imaginearted.com
FALL FILM SERIES AT THE POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
830 Springs-Fireplace Road
Fridays at 7 pm. Admission is free.
Made possible by a grant from the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs
Imagining Art as Place
This year’s series, hosted by film historian Marion Wolberg Weiss, brings us lesser-known movies by distinguished directors from diverse countries. A common hallmark is an engaging artistry based on a sense of place that drives the plot, theme and style. From kinky SoHo in Martin Scorsese’s comedy, After Hours, and working-class Vienna in Museum Hours to a saint’s blasphemous evolution in My Mother’s Smile and the gruesome re-creation of Pieter Bruegel’s characters in The Mill and the Cross, provocative art leads the way. Dr. Weiss will introduce the films and lead discussions after the screenings.
Martin Scorsese, After Hours, 1985 (100 min.)
Mild-mannered word processor Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) experiences a life-changing night as he wanders through SoHo, initially to keep a date but instead trying to escape a group of quirky, quixotic artists while encountering Kafka-like adventures.
Teri Garr, Cheech and Chong and John Heard contribute to the kooky cast, proving that
both art and life can be equally crazy.
Jem Cohen, Museum Hours, 2012 (106 min.)
An unconventional locale, this austere Viennese museum is a place of loneliness for both the guard and the female foreigner who befriends him.
Yet as they explore an often drab Vienna while visiting the woman’s dying cousin, they learn how art and life can be similar—simultaneously surreal and ordinary.
Marco Bellocchio, My Mother’s Smile, 2002 (102 min.)
It’s no surprise that Bellocchio’s film was banned by the Catholic Church: the hero, an artist of children’s books, does not support the idea that his mother should become a saint. And no wonder.
He is an atheist, refusing to be pressured by the Church and his family alike.
Nor does his mentally ill brother, who murdered his mother, help to resolve matters.
Bellocchio, a friend of Pier Paolo Pasolini, influenced radical Italian cinema in
the mid 1960s.
Lech Majewski, The Mill & the Cross, 2010 (95 min.)
This surreal film, showing the daily life of 16th century Flanders as experienced by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, is both a historical journey and an emotional rollercoaster.
Rutger Hauer plays Bruegel from inside his own painting, discussing the development of his work and his feelings about it. The original characters literally come to life, leaving the viewer mesmerized.