Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Exhibitions

Current

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Helen Frankenthaler, Trojan Gates, 1955, Oil and enamel on canvas, 6' x 48 7/8" (182.9 x 124.1 cm). © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

The Museum of Modern Art, NY

April 15 - August 13, 2017

Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). 

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Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)
Spoleto, 1972, Silkscreen.
© 2016 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Spoleto Festival Foundation, New York

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, TX

March 18, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Drawn from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, this exhibition includes more than 25 prints made from a diverse range of techniques, including lithographs, etchings, aquatints, screen prints, and woodcuts.

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Helen Frankenthaler, Western Dream, 1957, Oil on unsized, unprimed canvas, 70 x 86 inches (177.8 x 218.4 cm) © 2015 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Women of Abstract Expressionism

Palm Springs Art Museum, CA

February 18 - May 28, 2017

Organized by the Denver Art Museum, this important project brings together approximately 50 major works of art by twelve of the key women involved with the movement on both the East and West Coasts.

 

Traveled to:
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2016 - January 22, 2017

 

Originated:
Denver Art Museum, CO
June 12 - September 25, 2016

 

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Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 2002, Acrylic on paper 33 x 40 1/2 inches © 2016 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Matisse and American Art

The Montclair Art Museum, NJ

February 4 - June 6, 2017

This is the first exhibition to examine this French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present.

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Helen Frankenthaler, Europa, 1957, Oil on unsized, unprimed canvas, 70 x 54 1/2 x 2 inches (177.8 x 138.43 x 5.08 cm) © 2016 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Abstract Expressionism

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

February 3 - June 4, 2017

Originated: Royal Academy of Arts

September 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017

 

Upcoming

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Helen Frankenthaler, The Red Sea, 1959, oil and charcoal on sized, primed canvas with painted wood frame, 69 5/8 × 68 1/2 inches (176.8 × 174 cm). © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Helen Frankenthaler: After Abstract Expressionism, 1959– 1962

Gagosian Gallery, Paris

June 9 - September 16, 2017

The first major exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler’s work in Paris in more than fifty years, it includes paintings and works on paper, several of which have not been exhibited since the early 1960s.

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Helen Frankenthaler, Milkwood Arcade, 1963, Acrylic on canvas, 86 1/2 x 80 3/4 inches (219 x 203 cm). © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

As In Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings

The Clark Art Institute, MA

July 1 - October 9, 2017

This exhibition comprises a selection of large paintings by Helen Frankenthaler from the 1950s through the 1990s, focusing on nature as a longstanding inspiration.

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Helen Frankenthaler, Freefall, 1993, Hand-dyed paper in 15 colors and 12 color woodcut from 1 plate of 21 woodblocks, 78 1/2 x 60 1/2 inches (199.4 x 153.7 cm). © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. 

No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts

The Clark Art Institute, MA

July 1 - September 24, 2017

No Rules explores Helen Frankenthaler’s inventive and groundbreaking approach to the woodcut.