May 1 - July 26
Color and Time: Paintings by Roy Newell, 1961-2000
Robert Harrist, PhD, Guest Curator

During a long and singular career, Roy Newell (1914-2006) created a remarkable body of abstract paintings characterized by obsessive reworking. The exhibition will feature a group of his small oils, notable for their multilayered surfaces and luminous tonality, often bearing multiple dates that reflect the many subtle changes he made to them over time. Although they span several decades, they reflect a remarkable consistency of vision. The exhibition will travel to the Steinberg Museum of Art at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus in Brookville from September 8 – November 15.

newell, elegy   newell, glory
Roy Newell, Elegy, 1984. Oil on panel, 12 ¾ x 13 ¼ inches. Lent by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York   Roy Newell, Glory I, 1979-81, 1995 Oil on wood, 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, gift of Joan Ward


July 31 - October 30
Pollock’s Champions
Bobbi Coller, PhD, Guest Curator

This exhibition examines the roles of Pollock's three lifetime dealers, Peggy Guggenheim (1943-47), Betty Parsons (1948-51) and Sidney Janis (1952-56), in the establishment of his reputation and the promotion and marketing of his work. Primarily documentary in nature, it will include photographs, correspondence, contracts, price lists, and reproductions of key paintings sold during each dealer's period of representation, as well as original works on paper and graphics by Pollock.

peggy guggenheim   parsons letter
Jackson Pollock and Peggy Guggenheim in her Sutton Place town house with Pollock’s mural, ca. 1945. Photograph by George Carger, P-K House collection   Letter from Jackson Pollock to Betty Parsons,
ca.1951. Lent by the Archives of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution