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Alexander Nemerov and Clifford Ross on Helen Frankenthaler

Friday, August 23, 2019, 6–8pm
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
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Art historian Alexander Nemerov, who is currently working on a new book about Helen Frankenthaler, will speak with Clifford Ross, chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. The pair will discuss Nemerov’s forthcoming publication as well as the exhibition currently on view at the Parrish Art Museum, Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. To attend the event, purchase tickets at parrishart.org.

Helen Frankenthaler, Summer Picture, 1959, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle

Helen Frankenthaler, Summer Picture, 1959, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle

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Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
artmuseum.princeton.edu

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Carol Armstrong
on Helen Frankenthaler

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Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
artmuseum.princeton.edu

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Helen Frankenthaler, Tales of Genji III, 1998 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York

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Clifford Ross

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Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
lagallerianazionale.com

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