Helen Frankenthaler Foundation




Helen Frankenthaler, Radius, 1993, nine-color woodcut, 28 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches (72.4 x 72.4 cm). © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphic Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY

Helen Frankenthaler – Woodcuts: Prints and Proofs

KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen, Norway

February 8 - April 21, 2019

This large-scale exhibition displays twenty-three of Helen Frankenthaler’s woodcuts ranging from her earliest, made in 1973, to her last, made in 2009, along with proofs and paintings on wood used in the making of several of the editions. This is the artist’s first solo show in Norway and the most comprehensive presentation of her woodcuts in Europe to date.


Helen Frankenthaler, Star Gazing, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 71 1/2 x 144 inches (181.6 x 365.8 cm). © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Peindre la Nuit (Paint the Night)

Centre Pompidou Metz, France

October 13, 2018 - April 15, 2019

This group exhibition brings together historical figures and contemporary artists for whom the night and nighttime are an inspiration for their work. With painting as a focus, the show includes photography, video art, and installations, offering conceptual parallels to music and literature.


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 Met Fifth Avenue, New York

December 17, 2018 to Ongoing

The exhibition will explore 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 is lending Western Dream, 1957. 



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, Provincetown Window, 1963–64, acrylic on canvas, 82 3/8 x 81 7/8 inches (209.2 x 208 cm). © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle

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.