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Art and a MovieArt and a Movie


  • 2000
  • Directed By: Ed Harris
  • Rated R
  • Drama
  • 122 Minutes
  1. Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Pollock

Lead actor and first-time director Ed Harris spent six years bringing the story of the famed Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock to the screen. His labor of love reflects the triumphs and tribulations of a creative life, while addressing issues of alcoholism, fame, masculinity, love, and infidelity. Based on the book Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, the film earned many honors, including an Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role by Marcia Gay Harden for her moving portrayal of Pollock’s wife, artist Lee Krasner. (35mm Presentation)

Gallery Talk: Pollock in Focus

February 19 – Sunday – 2:00 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

Nan Brewer, the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a rare complete suite of six silkscreen prints created five years before the artist’s untimely death.

These programs are presented in partnership between the Eskenazi Museum of Art and IU Cinema and are sponsored by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talks and films are free and open to the public. Each film is paired with a respective gallery talk at the Eskenazi Museum of Art at 2:00 p.m. the day of each screening.