Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock

August 2–October 27, 2012

Presented in conjunction with the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire—where Orozco painted a major fresco cycle in 1932-34—the exhibition pairs a giant of 20th century Mexican art with one of his most fervent North American admirers, illustrating the profound influence of Orozco’s murals on Pollock’s artistic development. It features work from both museum’s collections, as well as loans from public and private sources, including the Tate Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

For a 12-minute OnCell audio guide to the exhibition, call (631) 574-1235 and press 8 when asked to enter a stop number.

mural sketch 2

bald woman

Jackson Pollock, Untitled (Bald Woman with Skeleton), ca. 1938-41. Oil on masonite. Lent by the Hood Museum of Art.
mural sketch

naked man


Jackson Pollock, Circle, ca. 1938-41. Oil on composition board. Lent by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.