Edward Saywell, chair, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art; Arthur K. Solomon Curator of Modern Art; head of the Department of Contemporary Art and MFA Programs

Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko—giants in 20th-century art. What makes their work so enduring? Learn about the historical and intellectual roots of America’s most revolutionary art movement, and how the Abstract Expressionists’ monumental achievements catapulted New York to the center of the international art world in the 1950s.

Four-session course tickets ($96 member, $120 nonmember) are not available online.
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Following the lecture at 1:00 PM, see Jackson Pollock’s biography come to life on the big screen in Pollock, a movie detailing his life and career.

Above: Jackson Pollock, Number 10, 1949 (detail), 1949. 1971.638. Alkyd (synthetic paint) and oil on canvas mounted on panel. Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund and Sophie M. Friedman Fund. © 2014 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.