Archives of American Art exhibition celebrates Jackson Pollock’s enduring legacy


WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art presents “Memories Arrested in Space, a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Archives of American Art.” The exhibition opened on the centennial of Jackson Pollock’s birthday, Jan. 28, at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture and remain on view through May 15. It is guest curated by Helen A. Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. “Memories Arrested in Space” celebrates Pollock’s life (1912–1956) and his enduring legacy through family photographs, correspondence, rare printed material and writings. “Jackson Pollock rewrote the modern art rule book—in fact, he burned it,” said Harrison. “Fortunately, he didn’t also burn his personal papers, which his wife, painter Lee Krasner, donated to the