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Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

Please note that our galleries will be closed on
Sunday 30 September 2018
Tuesday 2 October 2018
8 – 22 October 2018
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6 November 2018, 6.15 – 7.45pm

Dr Jennifer Powell, curator Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings, A Young Abstract Expressionist in New York discusses the making of the exhibition and Pousette-Dart’s ground-breaking art work, followed by a Q&A.

£12 (£10 Friends of Kettle’s Yard /
£5 full time students), booking recommended.

Followed by a glass of wine

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About Dr Jennifer Powell

Jennifer joined Kettle’s Yard in 2013, she leads the programming and collection teams here, overseeing the exhibitions, music, collection and learning functions.

Previously Jennifer held positions at the V&A as a curator and researcher on the project Mapping Sculpture 1850-1950 and for three and a half years as Assistant Curator Modern British Art at Tate Britain.  At Tate, Jennifer has worked on major exhibitions including Barry Flanagan Early Works and Schwitters in Britain and on displays such as Naum Gabo – Prototypes for Sculpture and Basic Design. She also curated the Henry Moore galleries. Most recently at Kettle’s Yard she curated the exhibition New Rhythms Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and is the editor of the accompanying publication.

Jennifer studied as an undergraduate and completed her MPhil and PhD at the University of Birmingham. Her research specialism focuses on 19th and 20th century British sculpture, exhibitions practices and anglo-french exchanges from 1945-1965. She has contributed essays to exhibition catalogues including Schwitters in Britain (Tate), Modern British Sculpture (Royal Academy), Sculpture Victorious(Yale/Tate), and articles to peer-reviewed journals such as the Sculpture Journal and Tate’s Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity research pages. Jennifer has lectured at the University of Birmingham and University of Warwick. She currently contributes to teaching within the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge.

About Richard Pousette-Dart

Pousette-Dart was born in Minnesota in 1916. The son of a painter and a poet and musician, he was largely self-taught.

Pousette-Dart worked in New York in the 1940s where he created colourful, layered paintings as well as experimenting with photography and sculpture.

A key figure of Abstract Expressionism, which transformed American art in the post-war years, Pousette-Dart’s contemporaries included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning.

During the 1940s he became associated with Abstract Expressionism. He worked with sculpture, painting and photography. He later taught at a number of universities and his students included Christopher Wool (1901-1930) and Ai Weiwei (born 1957).

Find out more about the Pousette-Dart artworks in our collection, here.