Thursday, January 26th: Artists and Greenwich Village: Jackson Pollock’s Downtown Years

Artists and Greenwich Village: Jackson Pollock’s Downtown Years
Wollman Hall at The New School (66 West 12th St., 5th Fl., Manhattan)
6:30pm
Free, RSVP required: rsvp@gvshp.org

Though he would always retain the mystique of a hard-drinking cowboy from out west, Jackson Pollock moved to New York in 1930, embracing the bohemian urbanity and camaraderie of the Village. It was from within this milieu that he found the courage and inspiration to formulate a completely new American art. Join independent art historian and Museum of Modern Art lecturer Larissa Bailiff for a discussion of Jackson Pollock’s years in the so-called Downtown Scene.

This series exploring artists and Greenwich Village life continues on January 31 examining Andy Warhol’s influence on the Village Scene.

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and The New School for Public Engagement.