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Alumni News: Art History

Tetsuya Oshima (Art History, 2008), curator of Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan, has organized the largest exhibition of Jackson Pollock’s work ever mounted in Asia. Oshima, who wrote his dissertation on Pollock, acquired over sixty paintings and works on paper from all over the world. From Iran’s Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, showing great curatorial and diplomatic skill, he acquired a 1950 masterpiece, a six- by eight-foot canvas unseen outside Iran since the revolution. “No American museum will be mounting such a wide-ranging survey in honor of Pollock’s centenary,” wrote Helen Hudson, director of the Pollock Krasner House and Study Center, in the Sag Harbor Express, November 10. The show will travel to Tokyo, Japan, after January 22.

Submitted on: NOV 23, 2011

Category: Alumni News, Art History