Women of Abstract Expressionism
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2016 - January 22, 2017
The groundbreaking exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism celebrates the often unknown female artists of this mid-twentieth century art movement.
Palm Springs Art Museum, CA
February 18, 2017 – May 28, 2017
Denver Art Museum, CO
June 12 - September 25, 2016
Royal Academy of Arts
September 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017
This long-awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
February 03, 2017 – June 04, 2017
Line Into Color, Color Into Line: Helen Frankenthaler, Paintings, 1962–1987
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
September 16 - October 29, 2016
The exhibition comprises eighteen canvases by Frankenthaler from a twenty-five year time span, selected to reveal how the renowned abstract painter articulated the relationship between drawing and color during this period.
A New Look: 1960s and ’70s Abstract Painting at the AGO
Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
December 19, 2015 - March 17, 2016
American and Canadian artists of the 1960s and '70s changed the feel and appearance of abstract painting. They soaked pigment directly into the canvas, which enabled them to move beyond the thickly painted and dramatically brushed work of the previous generation. What resulted are two kinds of pictures: some with flowing, liquid colours and others with crisp, linear designs. Both types of painting are big and flat, and they seem to expand and contract optically with their active, vibrating surfaces.
East and Beyond: Helen Frankenthaler and Her Contemporaries
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
September 29, 2015 - January 17, 2016
In celebration of the acquisition of Helen Frankenthaler's breakthrough color woodblock print, East and Beyond, 1973, the Art Center presents an exhibition contextualizing Frankenthaler's print.
Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler
The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
February 11 - June 7, 2015
Curated by Katy Siegel, Pretty Raw took the work of the artist Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) as the point of departure for an alternative version of modernist art over the past 50 years, a story usually written as a series of male masters. In this new history, decoration, humor, femininity and masculinity, the everyday, sensual pleasure, artifice and illusion, and authorial control took center stage, as artists from the 1950s through the present explore the personal, social, and political meanings of sheer, gorgeous materiality.
In the Studio: Picturing the Artist’s Workplace: Early Variations; Modern Themes
February 17 - April 18, 2015
Curated by John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, “In the Studio: Paintings,” exhibited at 522 West 21st Street, spanned from the mid-sixteenth through the late twentieth centuries and included over 50 paintings and works on paper by nearly 40 artists.
The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
January 13 - March 14, 2015
New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 - 1970 was the Metropolitan Museum's most exciting exhibition to date under the auspices of director Thomas Hoving, who turned Henry Geldzahler loose to price the art world to alertness. Curated by Stewart Waltzer, this comprehensive group show reprised Geldzahler's seminal exhibition...
Giving Up One’s Mark, Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
November 9, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Organized by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon, this twenty-year survey explored how Frankenthaler’s notion of abstraction expanded during the decades, the extent to which landscape persisted as subject matter in her works, how subtle changes of techniques affected the way her images were conceived, and how drawing continued to inform the creative process.
Helen Frankenthaler: Composing with Color: Paintings 1962–1963
Gagosian Gallery (Madison Avenue), New York, NY
September 11 - October 18, 2014
The exhibition focused on a brief but critical period in Frankenthaler's career during 1962–63, when she “composed with color” rather than with line, resulting in the freer compositions that came to exemplify her long and prolific career. Transitioning from the sparer, more graphic works of 1960–61, Frankenthaler made paintings that more readily filled the space of the canvas, moving toward what critic B. H. Friedman described as the “total color image” that would become a hallmark of her later work.
Helen Frankenthaler and David Smith
Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, NY
June 6 – August 8, 2014
Helen Frankenthaler and David Smith celebrated the close friendship between two major American artists of the 20th century: Helen Frankenthaler (1925-2011) and David Smith (1906-1965). The exhibition will featured ten works by Frankenthaler – one painting and nine works on paper – alongside three sculptures by Smith.
Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner
Turner Contemporary, Margate, U.K.
January 25 - May 11, 2014
Showcasing the work of the celebrated American Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler, alongside paintings by JMW Turner from the nineteenth century, the exhibition included 24 paintings by Frankenthaler, whose last public gallery exhibition in the UK was at the Whitechapel in 1969.
Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959
Gagosian Gallery (21st Street), New York, NY
March 8 - April 13, 2013
Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959 was curated by John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a consultant at Gagosian Gallery, who authored the principal monograph on Frankenthaler’s work in 1989.