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Book AK—Lee Krasner: A Biography

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:15–11:30 am

FREE for Members / FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
AK Café 

This program is full. Please continue to check the website for future installments of Book AK.

Registrants: Discussion Questions are now available.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is pleased to introduce an exciting new program: Book AK. This museum-hosted book club will provide the opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics.

The inaugural Book AK selection is Lee Krasner: A Biography, by Gail Levin. Written in 2011, this engaging biography explores the life and art of the Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner. Levin does not just focus on Krasner’s relationship with her husband, the painter Jackson Pollock, but explores all aspects of Krasner’s life and provides a rich account of her work as an artist, while asserting her role as a leading figure in the twentieth-century art world.

After reading the pre-selected book, participants are invited to meet at the museum, where Assistant Curator of Education Jessica DiPalma will lead a mini-presentation and a group discussion. A reading guide and/or discussion questions will be posted on this page one month prior to the discussion.
Download Discussion Questions (PDF)

Participation in the discussion is free for Members and free with Gallery admission for non-members. Registration is required and is limited to fifteen individuals. To register, please call Guest Services Manager Janelle Jaeger at 716.270.8296.

The paperback edition of Lee Krasner: A Biography can be purchased in Shop AK for $13.59, 20% off list price. (Please note that no other discounts, including the traditional 10% Members’ discount, will apply). Participants may also purchase the book on their own.