Lowell Lecture

Curated Conversations: Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse

Date & Time

July 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Driving Directions


Akili Tommasino, associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Zoë Samels, curatorial research associate

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Join associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Akili Tommasino, and curatorial research associate Zoë Samels to learn more about the two works of art in this exhibition. Stretching nearly twenty feet long by eight feet high, Mural, 1943, is the largest painting Jackson Pollock ever made, and it proved a breakthrough for the artist, now recognized as one of his pivotal achievements. In her work commissioned for the MFA, contemporary German artist Katharina Grosse takes Pollock’s innovations to new dimensions. Known for her large-scale site-related installations, Grosse is one of the most important painters of her generation. Since the late 1990s, she has used an industrial paint-sprayer to apply prismatic swaths of color to a variety of surfaces, eroding the distinction between two and three dimensions to create immersive visual experiences.