Ms. Helen Harrison

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

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Helen A. Harrison, the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York, is a former art reviewer and feature writer for The New York Times and visual arts commentator for National Public Radio. As the curator of the Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall Museum on eastern Long Island, and guest curator at the Queens Museum in Flushing, New York, she organized numerous exhibitions prior to becoming the Pollock-Krasner House director in 1990. Among her publications are many exhibition catalogs, essays and articles, and several books, including Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach, co-authored with Constance Ayers Denne, and The Jackson Pollock Box, an art kit for young people. Her most recent books are a monograph on Jackson Pollock (Phaidon, 2014) and two mystery novels, An Exquisite Corpse: Death in Surrealist New York (Mira, 2016) and An Accidental Corpse: Death on Fireplace Road (Dunemere Books, 2018).