Helen Frankenthaler Foundation




Helen Frankenthaler, Provincetown I, 1961, oil on canvas, 92 3/4 x 101 1/4 inches (235.6 x 257.2 cm) © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

August 4 - October 27, 2019

The exhibition highlights Frankenthaler’s exploration of the relationship between landscape and abstraction through key examples of work the artist produced in Provincetown, MA during more than a decade of summers there.


Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983, color intaglio, sheet: 30 x 40½ in. (76.2 x 102.9 cm) plate: 24 x 35½ in (61 x 90.2 cm) © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York

Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

June 29 - October 20, 2019

Spanning five decades and featuring approximately fifty works, the exhibition showcases the gift of ten prints and five related trial proofs from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation to the Princeton University Art Museum. These works represent the continuous and generative role of printmaking in Frankenthaler’s oeuvre.


Helen Frankenthaler (center) on gondola with (clockwise from bottom left) Lady Dufferin and Sheridan Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 5th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, Jules Olitski, gondolier, Anthony Caro, John Kasmin, and Richard Smith, Venice, Italy, 1966 © Reg Lancaster/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

PITTURA/PANORAMA Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992

Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice

May 7 - November 17, 2019

This exhibition is the first presentation of Helen Frankenthaler’s work in Venice since its appearance in 1966 at the American Pavilion of the 33rd Venice Biennale. Covering a forty-year span of Frankenthaler’s career from the early 1950s to her richly atmospheric canvases of the early 1990s, it features fourteen panoramic paintings, all from the collection of the Foundation.


Helen Frankenthaler, Western Dream, 1957, oil on unsized, unprimed canvas, 70 x 86 inches (177.8 x 218.4 cm) © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


The exhibition explores large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage, from the 1940s to the twenty-first century, through works from The Met collection and special loans. The Foundation has loaned Western Dream, 1957.