Instructor: Jennifer Katanic
4 Wednesdays; registration is open throughout
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Price: Nonmember $355, Member $325, Student/Educator/Other Museum Staff $250
Jackson Pollock represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1950, and his iconic drip painting came to embody modern America and its formidable New York art scene. We’ll uncover what led to this Westward shift in the art world by looking at what came before Pollock. We’ll find connections to Norman Rockwell, the American landscape, the working class, and migration. We’ll explore how Vasily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso inspired new generations, and how institutions like The Art Students League and The Museum of Modern Art followed with exciting new programs that formed rich associations between past and present. Each session will focus on a single question or idea, and we will discuss artists including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, and Andrew Wyeth.
This course is designed to complement At Home and Abroad: Art after Jackson Pollock
Bio: Jennifer Katanic is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. She travels frequently to Prague, Belgrade, Zagreb, and Sarajevo, visiting museums, galleries, and artist studios and writing about her experiences. She believes that art is the greatest travel companion.