Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

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The Foundation Announces Appointment of Douglas Dreishpoon as Director of Catalogue Raisonné

January 31, 2017

An art historian, curator, author, and educator, Mr. Dreishpoon, will oversee the development and production of the catalogue raisonné of Helen Frankenthaler’s paintings, works on paper, which the Foundation intends to publish in both print and digital editions. He will additionally serve as Editor of the publication.

 

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The American Academy in Rome announced that the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has made a major grant to support the next two years of Conversations / Conversazioni series.

September 9, 2016

The Foundation will serve as Season Sponsor of the ongoing program series, which highlights the current work of AAR Fellows and Residents in the arts and humanities, in the form of lectures, presentations, and performances.

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Journal PUBLIC issue 51: Colour

November 10, 2015

This volume of the journal PUBLIC contains a short essay on Frankenthaler by Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Smith, along with contributions by and about numerous other writers and artists.

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Helen Frankenthaler: A Symposium

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

October 23, 2015

The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU held a symposium exploring new perspectives on the work of artist Helen Frankenthaler. Co-organized by Robert Slifkin, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, IFA, and Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor of Art History, NYU, in partnership with the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the program featured presentations by five leading scholars of postwar modern art.

 

VIDEO (Produced by the IFA/NYU)

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The Vienna State Opera opened the 2015-2016 season with its annual Safety Curtain exhibition project: "Artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Pays Homage to Helen Frankenthaler."

September 30, 2015

The project is titled Helen & Gordon (2015), based on the well-known photograph taken of Frankenthaler by Life magazine photographer Gordon Parks in 1957.

 

Image: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Helen & Gordon, 2015. Photo by Andreas Scheiblecker, courtesy of museum in progress (www.mip.at).

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Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Smith participated in a panel discussion on artist-endowed foundations at The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

July 25, 2015

The Clark Art Institute and the Aspen Institute presented a panel discussion exploring the emerging role of artist-endowed foundations as a force in cultural philanthropy and in the stewardship of America’s artistic heritage. The panel discussion highlighted pioneering research by the Aspen Institute, published as National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations, documenting the rise in private foundations created in the United States by visual artists. 

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"The heroine Paint": After Frankenthaler, a collection of essays exploring Frankenthaler's impact on contemporary art, edited by Katy Siegel; published by Gagosian Gallery and distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.

June 2015

Visual Chronology by Liz Hirsch; Texts by Daniel Belasco, Carroll Dunham, John Elderfield, Barbara Guest, Harmony Hammond, Liz Hirsch, Suzanne Hudson, Carrie Moyer, Laura Owens, Lane Relyea, Dwight Ripley, Sterling Ruby, Katy Siegel, Amy Sillman, Howard Singerman, Tracy K. Smith, and Mary Weatherford

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Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler

The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

February 11 - June 7, 2015

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University presented Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, a groundbreaking exhibition that reconsidered the history of modern art and its renewed meaning for contemporary artists. 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.