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Symposium Videos

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center

Opening Remarks and Session I

Andrew Perchuk, Getty Research Institute
Yvonne Szafran, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Tom Learner, Getty Conservation Institute

"Surface and Shape: The Material History and Recent Conservation of Jackson Pollock's Mural"
Laura Rivers, The J. Paul Getty Museum

"Staring at the Wall: Investigations of Material and Technique in Jackson Pollock's Mural"
Alan Phenix, Getty Conservation Institute

"The Crisis of Mural as a Painting"
Michael Schreyach, Trinity University

Discussion moderated by Yvonne Szafran

Session II

"Cut from the Same Cloth?: A Technical Comparison of Pasiphaë and Mural"
Isabelle Duvernois, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Pollock in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Moon Woman to Alchemy"
Carol Stringari, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

"An Investigation of the Paints Used by Jackson Pollock in His Drip or Poured Paintings"
Susan Lake, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Discussion moderated by Tom Learner

Session III

"Eight-Inch Myth: Pollock's Mural and the Problem of Placement"
Richard Meyer, Stanford University

"Seeking Aesthetic Balance: The Restoration of Three Jackson Pollock Paintings"
Jennifer Hickey, National Gallery of Art
Jim Coddington, Museum of Modern Art

"Painting in the Round: The Space of Mural"
Megan Luke, University of Southern California

Discussion moderated by Aleca Le Blanc

Session IV

"Arrival and Afterlife: Jackson Pollock's Mural and the University of Iowa"
Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame

"Jackson Pollock's Mural: Action, Context, and Legacy"
David Anfam, Art Exploration Consultancy Ltd

Discussion moderated by Andrew Perchuk