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.
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.
Deliberate Risks: Prints by Helen Frankenthaler
SCAD Museum of Art
October 14, 2020 — July 11, 2021
Deliberate Risks presents works recently acquired for the SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection by the pioneering Modernist painter and printmaker Helen Frankenthaler. As part of the Helen Frankenthaler Prints Initiative, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation gifted the SCAD Museum of Art 10 prints and four proofs from the 1960s through the early 2000s that exemplify the artist’s experimental approach to the medium.
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
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.
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Septemer 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.