Jackson Pollock's Mural: Transition, Context, Afterlife
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center
In 1943 Jackson Pollock made his first monumental work for the New York apartment of his patron, Peggy Guggenheim. Stories about the creation and installation of the painting, entitled Mural, have dominated interpretations for decades.
Recent study and conservation at the Getty debunks many of these myths, recasting this iconic work in a new light. Take part in a day of lively conversation among art historians, scientists, and conservators about the context and legacies of Mural.
David Anfam, Art Exploration Consultancy Ltd., London
James Coddington, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame
Isabelle Duvernois, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jennifer Hickey, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Susan Lake, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Megan Luke, University of Southern California
Richard Meyer, Stanford University
Michael Schreyach, Trinity University
Carol Stringari, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York