The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center’s public education programs are made possible by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the County of Suffolk; the John H. Marburger III Memorial Fund of Stony Brook University; the Herman Goldman Foundation; and a generous gift from Dorothy Lichtenstein. Admission is free unless otherwise indicated.

At the Pollock-Krasner House, 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton

Philip Pavia: Sculpture and Paintings
Sunday, May 29 from 5–7 pm
Gallery talk with artists Natalie Edgar Pavia and Paul Pavia

Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17
Sunday, August 7 from 5–7 pm
Gallery talk with guest curator Christina Weyl, PhD

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
10 am–11:30 pm in July and August
Designed for people of all ages, these programs include a tour of the house and studio, a film of Pollock at work, and a hands-on painting session. Children must be accompanied by adults. Registration is required, and space is limited.

family art

Thursdays and Fridays
Action Painting with Karyn Mannix
Call 631-329-2811 or email karynmannix@optonline.net to register.                   

Family Art Workshops with Joyce Raimondo
Register online »

Saturday, July 9, 4–5 pm
John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, 158 Mail Street, East Hampton
Tickets $10 / $8 Pollock-Krasner House and Guild Hall members
Box Office (631) 324-4050

santloferTalkin' 'bout Reinvention, or
The complex Life of Art & Writing and Why Jackson Pollock is Still an Inspiration

Jonathan Santlofer
Jonathan Santlofer takes us on spine-chilling journeys to the art world’s dark side in his best-selling thrillers, including The Death Artist, Color Blind and The Killing Art. Winner ofthe Nero Wolfe Award for the best crime novel of 2009, Santlofer is the director of the Crime Fiction Academy in Manhattan, and teaches Crime Fiction Writing in Pratt Institute’s Creative Writing program. The acclaimed author is also a highly respected artist whose work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and Arts, and is included in many public, private, and corporate collections. He serves on the board of Yaddo, one of the country’s oldest artists’ communities. Santlofer lives and works in New York City.

At The Fireplace Project, 851 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton
Sundays in July and August at 5 pm

bradford collinsJuly 17

Franz Kline and the Performance of Identity

Bradford Collins
Professor, School of Art & Design, the
University of South Carolina




phyllis braffJuly 24

Philip Pavia as Editor, It is, and Mid-Century Sculpture

Phyllis Braff
Art Historian





dan rattinerJuly 31

The Day the Nazis Invaded Amagansett

Dan Rattiner
Author and Founder, Dan’s Papers





william ageeAugust 14

Modern Art in America, 1908-1968

William C. Agee
Eveyln Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History,
Emeritus, Hunter College, New York




gail levinAugust 21

American Art and India: Cultural Exchange Among Artists of
India and the United States

Gail Levin
Distinguished Professor of Art History, Baruch College 
and the CUNY Graduate Center



marion weiss August 28

Storytelling in Art and Film

Marion Wolberg Weiss
Art critic and film historian, New York University





At the Pollock-Krasner House, 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton
Fridays in September at 7 pm
Hosted by Marion Wolberg Weiss, PhD

Women Artists as Victims
In conjunction with the exhibition Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17, this year’s film series features four female artists, each victimized in one form or another: Frida Kahlo’s physical and emotional suffering; Diane Arbus’ lonely and alienated life; Margaret Keane’s betrayal by her husband, who claimed he created her paintings; and Camille Claudel’s exploitation by Rodin and descent into madness. Dr. Weiss will introduce the films and lead discussions after the screenings.

fridaSeptember 9

(2002), 123 minutes

Starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina.

Directed by Julie Taymor.



furSeptember 16

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

(2006), 122 minutes

Starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey, Jr.

Directed by Steven Shainberg.



big eyes September 23

Big Eyes

(2014), 105 minutes

Starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.

Directed by Tim Burton.



camille claudel September 30

Camille Claudel

(1989), 158 minutes

Starring Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu.

Directed by Bruno Nuytten.