Selections from the New Orleans Museum of Art
October 8 – November 26
Opening reception during Fall for Art on October 8 from 6 – 9pm
St. Tammany Art Association is pleased to announce its 7th annual exhibit in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art. Made possible by the generous support of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust and Chevron, this year’s exhibit entitled, Reginald Pollack and the Dance of Death: Selections from the New Orleans Museum of Art, will feature a compelling exhibition focused on Reginald Pollack’s interpretations of life and death from NOMA’s permanent collection. STAA will host an opening reception during Fall for Art on October 8 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The exhibit will be on display through November 26, 2016 in the Miriam Barranger Gallery.
Pollack, an American artist born to Hungarian immigrants, studied art in high school before using the G.I. bill to study art in Paris from 1949-61. Pollack was a prolific artist who worked as a painter, printmaker, sculptor, author, and illustrator, using a loose representational style, almost impressionistic. After his return to the US, he briefly taught at Cooper Union and Yale. Much of his work is composed of bright, vibrant colors, but the paintings held in NOMA’s collection are from the Dance of Death series created in the early-mid 1960’s when some of his work was largely influenced by the darkness of the Vietnam War, JFK’s assassination and the Civil Rights movement.
The St. Tammany Art Association is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.