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Symposium on Pollock

From: Laura Rivers <lrivers<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jackson Pollock's Mural: Transition, Context, Afterlife
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

To make a reservation, please visit


In 1943 Jackson Pollock made his first monumental work for the New
York apartment of his patron, Peggy Guggenheim.  Stories about the
creation and installation of the painting, entitled Mural, have
dominated interpretations for decades.

Recent study and conservation at the Getty debunks many of these
myths, recasting this iconic work in a new light.  Take part in a
day of lively conversation among art historians, scientists, and
conservators about the context and legacies of Mural.

Confirmed speakers:

    David Anfam
    Art Exploration Consultancy Ltd., London

    James Coddington
    Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Erika Doss
    University of Notre Dame

    Isabelle Duvernois
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Jennifer Hickey
    National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

    Susan Lake
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

    Megan Luke
    University of Southern California

    Richard Meyer
    Stanford University

    Michael Schreyach
    Trinity University

    Carol Stringari
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

This symposium is the culmination of a collaborative research
project by the Getty Conservation Institute, the J. Paul Getty
Museum, and the Getty Research Institute.  The work has been on
extended loan to the Getty from the University of Iowa Museum of Art
for study and conservation.

Special thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for supporting
much of the interdisciplinary research discussed at the symposium.

Laura Rivers
Associate Conservator of Paintings
The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, California 90049
Fax: 310-440-7745

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