Colby College Museum Aquires Pollock Painting

Jul 11, 2018

Credit Colby College Museum of Art

A significant painting by the renowned 20th Century painter Jackson Pollock now hangs in the Colby College Museum of Art.

Director Sharon Corwin says the painting, “Composition with Masked Forms,” was purchased last month for an undisclosed sum and hung this morning. Some art historians say the painting highlights a master artist working to develop his own style.

Corwin says she hopes the acquisition inspires curiosity in Mainers and tourists alike.

"Composition with Masked Forms" by Jackson Pollock now hangs in the Colby College Museum of Art.
Credit Courtesy Colby College Museum of Art

“People recognize his name and they know his work, and so it will bring people in our door, and it will bring people to hopefully the state of Maine to see more of the great treasures that we have in our museums here,” she says.

Corwin says some visitors have already come to the museum to see the piece.

“We hope that we attract people from far and wide, but really for Mainers to take real ownership in the great works of art that are here in our state,” says Corwin.