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Interjections: Jackson Pollock at the Getty

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2005
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

Actress Amy Madigan talks with Mary Morton, associate paintings curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, about her role as Peggy Guggenheim in the movie Pollock (2000) and the process of making the film.

Amy Madigan in Pollock

About Pollock
Pollock chronicled the short, tumultuous life of innovative painter Jackson Pollock (1912–1956).

Madigan played flamboyant art patron Peggy Guggenheim, one of the first to champion Pollock's work. Her husband, Ed Harris, directed Pollock and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the title role.

"The first movie about a painter to transcend the gushing clichés found in movies that try to unravel the mysteries of artistic creation," said the New York Times.

About Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan has starred in Places in the Heart, Riders of the Purple Sage, Field of Dreams, and Louis Malle's Alamo Bay. She was nominated for an Oscar for Twice in a Lifetime, and she received a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her work in Roe vs. Wade. She currently plays Iris Crowe on the HBO series "Carnevàle."

About This Event
This special event is held in conjunction with INTERJECTIONS, a series of loan exchanges between the Getty and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

See the first loan in the series, Jackson Pollock's drip painting Number 1, 1949, in the West Pavilion through June 12, 2005.

Ed Harris in Pollock

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.