East Hampton, NY
Travel time: 2hrs 30mins by car
Head for the Pollock-Krasner House, an 1879 farmhouse and National Historic Landmark that lives on as a museum dedicated to Jackson Pollock and his partner, artist Lee Krasner. It hosts revolving exhibits, such as this fall’s look at abstract expressionism behind the Iron Curtain (August 3–October 28). But the most illuminating legacy is in the adjacent studio: The paint-spattered floor evinces Pollock's innovative drip technique. Delve into your AbEx fascination even further at the 2,000-volume reference library, located in nearby Southampton.