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Helen A. Harrison

Helen A. Harrison

Former Director
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

Helen A. Harrison, a former New York Times art critic and National Public Radio commentator, is the author of numerous articles, exhibition catalogs, and essays in scholarly and popular journals.

Her books include Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach(with Constance Ayers Denne), Such Desperate Joy: Imagining Jackson Pollock, monographs on Larry Rivers and Jackson Pollock, and three mystery novels set in the art world.

She was the curator of the Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall Museum and a guest curator at the Queens Museum before becoming director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, the former home and studio of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Lee Krasner (1908-1984), two of the foremost abstract expressionist painters.

She retired from this role in January 2024.

Helen A. Harrison