Jackson Pollock revolutionized American painting. Not only did he develop a unique method ofdripping and splattering paint, but he was also among the first Abstract Expressionists to makelarge, non-figural pictures. We will talk about Pollock's biography and artistic journey leadingup to his breakthrough drip paintings, as well as the materials he used to make them. Ourdiscussion will also touch upon the recent conservation of One: Number 31, 1950.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Learn more about Adult Programs

  1. Thursday, November 20, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Painting and Sculpture II, Gallery 16

  2. Tuesday, November 11, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Painting and Sculpture II, Gallery 16

  3. Monday, April 21, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Painting and Sculpture II, Gallery 16

This event is part of Gallery Sessions.