Jackson Pollock famously made One: Number 31 (1950) by placing the canvas on the floor, even though he intended the work be displayed with the canvas hung on the wall. In this session, we simulate Pollock’s working experience in an attempt to understand his revolutionary technique, and to see a Pollock the way Jackson Pollock did.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

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  1. Thursday, November 5, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 12

  2. Thursday, October 22, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 12

  3. Tuesday, July 28, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  4. Monday, June 22, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  5. Tuesday, June 2, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  6. Wednesday, April 29, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  7. Wednesday, April 29, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  8. Tuesday, January 20, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  9. Wednesday, December 31, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  10. Wednesday, December 17, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  11. Wednesday, December 3, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  12. Monday, November 24, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1965

  13. Tuesday, June 24, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1962

This event is part of Gallery Sessions.