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Fireplace Gallery Hosts Lichtenstein Lectures

Posted on 03 July 2014


Gabrielle Selz is the first of the Lichtenstein Lecturers. Photo courtesy of the Pollock-Krasner House.

The Pollock-Krasner House recently announced the beginning of the Lichtenstein Lectures, starting on Sunday, July 6.

The lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Sundays throughout July at the Fireplace Project, which is on Springs-Fireplace Road across from the Pollock-Krasner House.

The Lichtenstein Lectures begin with a lecture from author Gabrielle Selz on her latest work, “Unstill Life: A Memoir.” Ms. Selz, whose father Peter Selz was the curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art from 1958 to 1965, was immersed in the art world at a young age. She will show a short film made with her father and a book signing will follow her talk.

The lecture series will continue on July 13, with Phyllis Braff, an art historian and curator. Ms. Braff will discuss the life of Jean van Heijenoort, a Springs resident who was Trotsky’s personal secretary during his exile to Mexico, one of Frida Kahlo’s lovers, and a professor of mathematics at New York University. On July 27, art historian Charles A. Riley will discuss the life and work of Fritz Bultman, an artist and close friend of Pollock and Krasner’s.

The Fireplace Project, directed by Edsel Williams, is a contemporary art gallery that features solo exhibitions, curated group exhibitions, and artists’ projects.

Admission for the lectures is $5 and free for Pollock-Krasner House members.

The Pollock-Krasner House is also open for self-guided tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. throughout the summer season. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for museum members, children under 12 and SUNY/CUNY students, faculty and staff with an ID. An audio guide is included in the admission charge.

For more information, visit or call (631) 324-4929.

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