Jackson Pollock's Mural: Transition, Context, Afterlife
Date: Tuesday May 6, 2014, at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
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".