Wednesday, December 11, 2019
4:00 pm–6:30 pm
Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room (Meeting Room 156)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-12-11 16:00:00 2019-12-11 18:30:00 Monumental Abstractions: Jackson Pollock and Katharina Grosse 12/11/2019 4 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

In “Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse,” experience Jackson Pollock's Mural (1943)—the largest painting the artist ever made—in conversation with a newly-commissioned work by German painter Katharina Grosse, who is considered one of the most important painters of her generation. Mural is recognized as a pivotal achievements in Pollock’s career, the moment when he left figuration behind, expanded the scale of his work, and started to develop his signature drip technique. Grosse uses an industrial paint-sprayer to apply prismatic swaths of color to a variety of surfaces, eroding the distinction between two and three dimensions to create immersive visual experiences. The unprecedented pairing of Pollock and Grosse’s work demonstrates how the artists have each transformed painting through their innovative techniques and approaches to color on a massive scale. See the exhibition, hear from the curators, and make connections to other works of art on view elsewhere in the Museum.


Presented with support from The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources, and the Louise O. and Robert F. Levin Fund for Innovation in Teaching. With additional support from Sharon A. Miller.