The Allure of the East End

Allure_of_East_EndSunday, June 26
2:00 pm | VIP Lounge

Since the 1880s artists have come to the East End to seek a particular seaside light and camaraderie with other artists. In the 1950s it was the shared artistic spirit that drew artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Rauschenberg to escape the city in favor of the summertime quietude, not to mention the cheap rent that the East End offered. Between studio visits and group exhibitions, these artists would commune on the beach, taking part in intense philosophical discussions.

Panelists Helen Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Studio, Christina Strassfield, Museum Director and Chief Curator, Guild Hall, Dawn Watson, journalist and photographer, and moderator Pat Rogers, Publisher and Managing Editor, Hamptons Art Hub, will discuss the significance of these artistic gatherings, as well as the East End’s continuing importance to the art world through the efforts of organizations like Guild Hall and the Parrish Art Museum.