Jackson Pollock – Hallowed Ground

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Jackson Pollock – Hallowed GroundJackson Pollock – Hallowed GroundJackson Pollock – Hallowed GroundJackson Pollock – Hallowed Ground

Step into art history at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton. From May through October (Thursday-Saturday), you can take a guided tour of the country home of Jackson Pollock, undisputed leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement, and don a pair of guest slippers to walk the paint splattered floor of his studio.A record of his work during the peak of his career (1946 to 1952), the wooden floorboards splashed with bright colors hold the imprint of Pollock’s famous works “Autumn Rhythm,” now displayed in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and “Convergence,” now at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. Along with the art and history of Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner, the restored Long Island farmhouse features contemporary exhibits, special family tours and children’s programs.To get there, you’ll travel through the colorful scenery that inspired Jackson Pollock and changed his art.

With all that inspiration, you might want to sign up for one of the Center’s drip-paint workshops and create your own masterpiece to take home.