Seeing a Pollock like Jackson Pollock
Raffaele Bedarida and Paula Stuttman
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
The Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 19, fourth floor
Jackson Pollock famously made One: Number 31 (1950) by placing the canvas on the floor, even though he intended the work be displayed with the canvas hung on the wall. In this session, we simulate Pollock’s working experience in an attempt to understand his revolutionary technique, and to see a Pollock the way Jackson Pollock did.
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.