Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Exhibitions

Current

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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.

 

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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. 

Upcoming

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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.