Imagining Landscapes: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1976
Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London
June 17–September 18, 2021
This exhibition features thirteen paintings several of which have never been exhibited before. The references to landscape that are inherent in these paintings shift between subtle and explicit, as critic E. C. Goossen observed in 1958. All are characterized by an extraordinary variety of line and color.
Helen Frankenthaler: A Sculpture and a Selection of Works on Paper
Gagosian Davies Street, London
June 17–August 27, 2021
This exhibition features features a selection of works on paper by Frankenthaler as well as a sculpture by the artist, made during a stint in the London studio of Anthony Caro in July, 1972. As Lauren Mahony notes in “Helen Frankenthaler: A Painter’s Sculptures,” "Frankenthaler worked steadily over a two-week period and took inspiration from her immediate surroundings, a direct and spontaneous approach akin to how she painted. Even as a self-described novice, her choices revealed her confidence and her eye."
Women in Abstraction
Centre Pompidou, Paris
May 19, 2021 – August 23, 2021
Women in Abstraction aims to trace a lesser-told history of art primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries by focusing on the contribution of women artists to abstraction. The exhibition includes over 100 artists working across disciplines, Two loans of major paintings by Helen Frankenthaler from the Foundation’s collection are included.
Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990-2003
June 12, 2021 — August 28, 2021
During the 1990s, as Frankenthaler's practice continued to evolve through the use of diverse media and processes, she naturally transitioned from tackling canvases on the floor to using larger sheets of paper laid out on the floor or tabletops for easier accessibility. The continuity between the late work and what came before is striking—the fruits of an intuitive journey graced by mood, imagination, and technical facility. The exhibition, organized by Doug Dreishpoon, travels to the Weatherspoon from the New Britain Museum of American Art.
In the Studio (Room 8): Helen Frankenthaler
Tate Modern, London
November 18, 2019 — November 2021
This room of five paintings spanning 1951-1977 includes loans from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation's collection and a work recently gifted to the Tate by the Foundation.
Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The exhibition explores 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's loan of Western Dream, 1957, remains on view.
Helen Frankenthaler Late Works, 1990–2003
Palm Springs Art Museum, California
October 14, 2021 — February 27, 2022
This exhibition will feature 20 paintings on paper and 10 paintings on canvas, all on loan from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. The exhibition provides viewers with the opportunity to look at the artist's late-career in depth. Curated by Douglas Dreishpoon, Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné and Chief Curator Emeritus at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with loans from the Foundation's Collection, the show has traveled from the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, to the Weatherspoon Museum in South Carolina.
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
September 15, 2021 — April 17, 2022
This exhibition will be the first major UK showcase of woodcuts by Helen Frankenthaler. The selection of groundbreaking prints will shine a light on the artist's role as a trailblazer of the printmaking movement, who endlessly pushed possibilities through her experimentation.
Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print
Blanton Museum of Art
September 4, 2021 — February 20, 2022
This exhibition highlights the Frankenthaler Foundation's gift of ten prints and six proofs by the artist to the Blanton Museum. These works span five decades of Frankenthaler’s career. Her work is joined by that of other artists in the Blanton’s collection using the medium of print to capture and translate their own abstract visions.
Women in Abstraction
Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
October 22, 2021 — February 27, 2022
Women in Abstraction will travel to Bilbao, Spain after its initial showing at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. The exhibition aims to trace a lesser-told history of art primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries by focusing on the contribution of women artists to abstraction. The exhibition includes over 100 artists working across disciplines, Two loans of major paintings by Helen Frankenthaler from the Foundation’s collection will be included.