Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

News - Foundation

image

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation makes major grant to Yaddo, one of nation's oldest artist communities.

December 3, 2015

The grant will underwrite the cost of a visual arts studio—one of five new live-work studios at Yaddo—which will be named in Frankenthaler's honor.

image
image

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)

image

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).

image

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. 

image
image

Gagosian Gallery publishes "The heroine Paint": After Frankenthaler, a collection of essays exploring Frankenthaler's impact on contemporary art, edited by Katy Siegel

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

image
image
image
image

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.