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Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976

May 4, 2008 - September 21, 2008

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Wednesday
April 30

2008
6:30 pm    Member Viewing & Reception
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940 – 1976


Limited occupancy in galleries. Please honor the dates and times listed. Invitation or membership card must be presented at the door.

Advance registration not required. Free to all Jewish Museum members.
Thursday
May 01

2008
11:00 am    Member Viewing & Reception
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940 – 1976


Limited occupancy in galleries. Please honor the dates and times listed. Invitation or membership card must be presented at the door.

Advance registration not required. Free to all Jewish Museum members.
Thursday
May 01

2008
6:30 pm    Lecture:
Abstraction & the Holocaust


An assessment of how American abstract artists such as Barnett Newman and Richard Serra responded to the Holocaust.

Free with Museum Admission
Tuesday
May 06

2008
11:30 am    Daytime Lecture Series:
What is Abstract Expressionism?


Tuesday Mornings: May 6, 13, 20 Gain greater understanding of Abstract Expressionism and critically evaluate the painting and sculpture that transformed the art world after World War II.


$45 (Entire Series) $20 (Single Lectures)
Wednesday
May 07

2008
6:30 pm    RSVP
Corporate Members Exhibition Preview & Reception


Enjoy a first look and docent led tours of the new exhibition Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976

Thursday
May 08

2008
6:30 pm    Panel Discussion:
Art and American Culture at Mid-Century


This panel focuses on the creative ferment in postwar art and culture as it reflected yet also challenged the shifting currents of American social life.

General $15; Students/Over 65 $12; JM Members $10
Sunday
May 11

2008
11:15 am    Second Sunday:
Stroke, Splash, Drip! Family Tour


Explore the exciting world of abstract expressionism in Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, 1940 - 1976.

Free with Museum Admission
Tuesday
May 13

2008
4:00 – 7:00 pm    Educator Workshop
From Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol: Understanding Modern Art



Program Fee: $10
Wednesday
May 14

2008
4:00 pm    Access Educator Workshop
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976


The Education Department at The Jewish Museum has created a workshop designed especially for teachers working with students with special needs.


This workshop is FREE. Space is limited to 20 participants. Please register by May 9, 2008.
Thursday
May 15

2008
6:30 pm    Panel Discussion:
Identity, Engagement, Judgment: Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, Then and Now
The Salo W. Baron Program


What lessons can be learned from Greenberg and Rosenberg, rival art critics who were instrumental in defining the terms and consequence of postwar American art?
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General: $15; Students/Over 65: $12; JM Members: $10
Sunday
May 18

2008
12:00 pm    Action/Abstraction Family Day

Delight in a fun-filled afternoon of art, music, and more in celebration of Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976.

Free with Museum Admission
Wednesday
May 21

2008
2:00 pm    Sign Interpreted Tour & Reception
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 194-1976


This program is free. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
Thursday
June 05

2008
6:30 pm    Lecture: Lee Krasner
The Mildred and George Weissman Program


Discover Krasner's aesthetic development, her innovative art, and her involvement with the New York School.

General: $15; Students/Over 65: $12; JM Members $10
Thursday
June 12

2008
1:15 pm    Verbal Imaging Open Tour
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976


A museum docent will give a verbal imaging tour of this special exhibition.

This program is free. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
Tuesday
September 09

2008
2:00 pm    Verbal Imaging Tea Time Tour
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976


Enjoy a docent-led verbal imaging tour of this special exhibition.

This program is free. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
Monday
September 15

2008
1:15 pm    Verbal Imaging Open Tour
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976


A museum docent will give a verbal imaging tour of this special exhibition.

This program is free. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.