June 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Assistant Curator of Paintings, and Irene Konefal, Paintings Conservator
In 1936, famed Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros founded the Experimental Workshop in New York City, where he encouraged emerging artists to break away from traditional painting techniques and instead spray, drip, and splatter paint. These radical art lessons influenced a young Jackson Pollock. Join Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Assistant Curator of Paintings, and Irene Konefal, paintings conservator, to look closely at the unusual methods and materials of this transformative moment in modern painting history. Explore the original paintings as well as digital images of painting details taken by our Conservation department.