Men of Fire
José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock
April 07, 2012, through June 17, 2012
In 1936, Jackson Pollock traveled to Dartmouth College to view José Clemente Orozco's monumental fresco The Epic of American Civilization (1932-34). The deep impact that Orozco's imagery had on the young Pollock is demonstrated in this revelatory exhibition, which brings together for the first time the drawings and paintings of two of the most famous artists of the twentieth century.
The exhibition and catalogue were organized by the Hood Museum of Art in partnership with the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. The catalogue was supported by Judith and Richard Steinberg, Class of 1954, and the exhibition at the Hood was made possible by Jan Seidler Ramirez, Class of 1973, Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.
Curated by Sarah Powers, Assistant Curator for Special Projects / Helen A. Harrison, Director
Press Release (1.25 MB)
- Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock
- Pollock and Dartmouth: A Visual Encounter
- Featured Collection: José Clemente Orozco: The Epic of American Civilization
- José Clemente Orozco: works from the collection
- Recent Acquisitions: José Clemente Orozco, The Elevated, 1928
- Orozco’s Epic of American Civilization Now a National Historic Landmark
- Conservation Fund Established for Orozco’s Epic Mural Cycle