Pollock-Krasner Spotlights Itself in a 30-Year Survey

“The Permanent Collection"
Charlotte Park’s “Number 3” is one of the notable acquisitions on view at the Pollock-Krasner House in its current exhibition, “The Permanent Collection: A 30-Year Survey.”

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs will present “The Permanent Collection: A 30-Year Survey” from Thursday through Oct. 27. The show will include artworks by Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and others acquired since the center opened in June 1988.

Among the highlights are an untitled oil painting by Pollock, circa 1938, known descriptively as “Composition with Red Arc and Horses”; “Embrace,” a large 1974 screenprint by Krasner, and an oil and enamel painting on Masonite by Alfonso Ossorio, circa 1950, painted on one of the baseball game boards given to him by Pollock.

Other noteworthy additions to the collection are “Glory I,” (1971-1981, 1995), an oil on board by Roy Newell; Robert Arneson’s bronze bookends, “Saga of Jackson Pollock,” 1988; works on paper by Stanley William Hayter, Thomas Hart Benton, Mike Bidlo, and James Brooks, and photographs by Martha Holmes, Hans Namuth, Tony Vaccaro, and Fred McDarrah.

A reception and gallery talk by the museum’s director, Helen A. Harrison, will take place on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. 

With the exception of receptions like the one above, the Pollock-Krasner house is now open only by appointment.