Exhibition Event, Talks/Lectures, Scholars and Teachers

Second Presentation: Jackson Pollock and His Times, with David Lubin

Date: Wed, April 24, 2019
Time: 6:00pm

Reynolda House Museum of American Art


This event is at capacity.

Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings are notoriously difficult to comprehend. Viewers are often baffled by them, even angered by their apparent nonsense. David Lubin proposes that these paintings can become radiantly meaningful and all the more appealing to the eye when understood in the various contexts of their time, among them the cold war, the space age, movies, and jazz.

Lubin is Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University and the author of several books including Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images, which won the Smithsonian Institution’s Charles Eldredge Prize for “distinguished scholarship in American art.” His latest book, Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016, the same year he received the inaugural Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorship at Oxford University.



Thanks to the generosity of Bank of America Private Bank, this event is presented free of charge.  




Will the museum be open prior to Dr. Lubin’s presentation to view the exhibition?

Hi Sheila, thanks for your question! Yes, "Hopper to Pollock" will be open until 6 p.m., so be sure to arrive a little early if you'd like to see the exhibition. 

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