Fall 2021 Art in Focus lecture series off to an exciting start

On Tuesday, September 21, University Libraries and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center were pleased to welcome Dr. Lewis Kachur of Kean University for an Art in Focus talk on “The ABCs of New York Surrealism in the 1930s.”

Dr. Kachur’s lecture, which traced the initial New York reception of Parisian Surrealism from the early 1930s with the recognition of Salvador Dalí’s painting and public persona as a key aspect, was given to an engaged crowd of over 50 attendees on Zoom. Though in the “before times” we presented these lectures at the Stony Brook University Southampton campus library, we’ve really enjoyed hosting so many viewers from all around the world via the virtual method over the last 18 months!

You can view Dr. Kachur’s recorded lecture on YouTube below.

There are two more lectures to come in the Fall 2021 Art in Focus series. On October 5, we will host Dr. Ellen Landau for her talk “Lee Krasner, Hans Hofmann and the Role of Drawing in Modernism”. Then, on October 19, we welcome curator and author Debra Bricker Balken for “Harold Rosenberg, A Critic’s Life”, a lecture drawing on her upcoming book of the same title. Both events will be held on a Tuesday at 6pm on Zoom.

We are proud to present this lecture series made possible with support from the Herman Goldman Foundation and the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.

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