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Convergence

Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). Convergence, 1952. Oil on canvas, 93 1/2 x 155 inches (237.5 x 393.7 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr.,1956 (K1956:7). © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Understanding Modernist Painting, Lecture 3: Jackson Pollock

By Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan, Assistant Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Thursday, June 11, 2020 ● 12 pm
1 pm

FREE for members
Virtual Event

In this three-part lecture series, Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will outline the history of modernist painting—from its emergence in the 1860s to its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s—as shaped by the work of Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock. This second lecture in the series will focus on Jackson Pollock, who at the peak of his powers in the late 1940s was christened the greatest living American painter; today, he remains one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. We will explore Pollock’s famous “drip technique,” explaining its significance to his work and its place within art history.

Registration

This member-exclusive series is free for Albright-Knox members. Register online using the links below. Please register for each of the three lectures individually if you would like to attend the entire series. You will receive an email reminder the day of the lecture with directions for joining the webinar. Please contact membership@albrightknox.org with any questions or for assistance.

Register Online for Lecture 1 (May 28)
Register Online for Lecture 2 (June 4)
Register Online for Lecture 3 (June 11)

About the Series

In this three-part lecture series, Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will outline the history of modernist painting—from its emergence in the 1860s to its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s—as shaped by the work of Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock. Drawing on her experience teaching art history at institutions such as Columbia University and The Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Ryan will focus closely on the paintings themselves, helping both skeptics and devoted fans see these masterpieces—including ones in the Albright-Knox’s renowned collection—with fresh eyes. Learn More and View Schedule

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