Men of Fire

April 07, 2012, through June 17, 2012
José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock



Temporary Exhibitions, Friends and Cheatham Galleries


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.

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Sarah Powers | Helen A. Harrison

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Exhibition subject: Mexico, Central, & South AmericaModern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada