Suzanne Hudson on LEE KRASNER
Lee Krasner, Stretched Yellow,1955. Oil with collaged paper on canvas. 82 1/2 in × 57 3/4 in. Gift of the Gordon F. Hampton Foundation, through Wesley G. Hampton, Roger K. Hampton, and Katharine H. Shenk. 1999.9.45. Collection of Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum. Image © Fredrik Nilsen Studio.

Art Historian Suzanne Hudson leads a talk on Lee Krasner

March 22

WHAT: Art historian Suzanne Hudson, Ph.D., will discuss the innovative painterly practices of Lee Krasner. The artist’s self-critique drove a singular process of revision that carried her abstract work forward from the 1950s–1980s. Resourceful and self-directed, Krasner became an artist on her own terms. Learn more at this program, presented by Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum in association with Lee Krasner: A Through Line, on view through May 19, 2023.

WHERE: Horn Center Lecture Hall 100 (HC-100), CSULB, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 (near the Museum)

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 4PM–5PM; Museum galleries open late until 6PM to allow folks to experience A Through Line after the talk.

WHY: Dive deep into the inner workings of the legendary artist in celebration of Women’s History Month. Take this opportunity to get to know some of the finest Krasner masterworks on the West Coast, including a rarely exhibited work that hasn’t been exhibited in the United States in over seventy years. Enjoy special Museum weekday evening hours, which is usually only open until 8PM on Thursdays.

WHO: Suzanne Hudson received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. She is an art historian and critic who writes on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on abstraction, painting, art pedagogy, and American philosophy as it intersects with aesthetics and institutional discourses. She is co-founder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank and the Society of Contemporary Art Historians. Her writing has appeared in such publications as ParkettFlash ArtArt Journal, and October. She has also written numerous essays for international exhibition catalogs and artist monographs. She is the author of Painting Now (Thames & Hudson, 2015), and many other volumes.

FREE event, open to the public. (Please note paid parking information below.)

HOW: Wayfinding — This mid-campus area of CSULB is most easily accessed via Beach Dr. off of Bellflower Blvd. Alternatively, it is also accessible from Atherton St via Merriam Way and from upper campus, off of 7th St. For an abbreviated map, please refer to the Museum’s Visit Page.


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