Saturday, September 01, 2007

Pollock Matters

The McMullen Museum at Boston College opened an outstanding exhibition of modern art that will be on display through December 9, 2007. The art is of such high quality and so exciting that it should get very crowded. Several paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock were found in a locker and have been at the center of a scholarly and artistic debate. Some experts say they are by the artist and others say that they cannot be. The Museum has shown great courage to mount the show and it may bring fame and justified acclaim to The McMullen.

Unfortunately my entry about the exhibit of Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection, hosted by the McMullen, was accidentally erased. It was a fine and interesting show and an erudite guard had invested much time explaining it to me. The same guard was present today and he warmly greeted me by name. Visitors should be warned that on certain Saturdays that coincide with Boston College home football games, there will be no parking for non residents within a mile radius of the campus. On other days parking is available and the Museum is free. Not only is the art in this exhibit interesting, and extremely significant, much of it is very aesthetically pleasing as well. Do see this show at least once.


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