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Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Helen Frankenthaler, Cedar Hill, 1983 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Crown Point Press, Oakland, California

Lecture

Avis Berman
Helen Frankenthaler: Voices from the Archives

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 5:30pm
Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
www.arthurrossgallery.org

Writer and art historian Avis Berman will give a talk on Helen Frankenthaler in conjunction with the exhibition Frankenthaler on Paper at the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Berman will discuss Frankenthaler’s prints and paintings with commentary from the artist herself, as well as her contemporaries, through the use of archival recordings. The event is free and open to the public.

Helen Frankenthaler, Cedar Hill, 1983 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Crown Point Press, Oakland, California

Helen Frankenthaler, Message from Degas, 1972–74 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York. Photo: Kevin Ryan

Lecture

Ruth E. Fine
Making Magic: Frankenthaler on Paper

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5–7:30pm
Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
www.arthurrossgallery.org

Curator and author Ruth E. Fine will be giving a lecture on the occasion of the opening of Frankenthaler on Paper at the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Fine will discuss Helen Frankenthaler’s print practice. During the 1960s and ’70s, several groundbreaking print workshops were established, reflecting a renewed interest on the part of artists and collectors in contemporary printmaking. Inspired by the process, Frankenthaler experimented endlessly, working with master printers across the country and abroad for more than three decades. The event is free and open to the public.

Helen Frankenthaler, Message from Degas, 1972–74 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York. Photo: Kevin Ryan

Helen Frankenthaler, Vessel, 1961 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Panel Discussion

Helen Frankenthaler
A Celebration

Monday, November 25, 2019, 6:30–8pm
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

On the occasion of Helen Frankenthaler, a yearlong display of the artist’s work at Tate Modern, London, Clifford Ross, chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and art historian Briony Fer will discuss Frankenthaler’s life, work, and legacy. The talk will be chaired by Mark Godfrey, senior curator of international art at Tate Modern. The event has reached capacity.

Helen Frankenthaler, Vessel, 1961 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Symposium

A Vital Legacy

September 19–20, 2019
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
artmuseum.princeton.edu

A series of conversations among artists and art historians on the impact of mid-twentieth-century abstraction will take place in conjunction with Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity, currently on view at the Princeton University Art Museum. The talks will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 19, and continue at 9am on Friday, September 20. The events are free and open to the public.

Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

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

In Conversation

Alexander Nemerov and Clifford Ross on Helen Frankenthaler

Friday, August 23, 2019, 6–8pm
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
parrishart.org

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

Talk

Carol Armstrong
on Helen Frankenthaler

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5pm
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
artmuseum.princeton.edu

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity at the Princeton University Art Museum, Carol Armstrong, professor of the history of art at Yale University, will explore Helen Frankenthaler’s accomplishments in prints with a lecture titled “Painting Printing Frankenthaler: The Process of Abstraction.” A reception in the museum will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

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

Helen Frankenthaler in her studio at East 83rd Street and Third Avenue, New York, 1969. Photo: Ernst Haas/Masters/Getty Images

In Conversation

John Elderfield
Clifford Ross

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6pm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
lagallerianazionale.com

On the occasion of Helen Frankenthaler’s first exhibition of paintings in Rome, and first exhibition in Venice since 1966, when she, along with Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jules Olitski, represented the United States in the 33rd Venice Biennale, curator John Elderfield and artist Clifford Ross will discuss her work and legacy. The talk will be moderated by art historian and curator Flavia Frigeri. The event is free and open to the public.

Helen Frankenthaler in her studio at East 83rd Street and Third Avenue, New York, 1969. Photo: Ernst Haas/Masters/Getty Images

Installation view, Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983, Gagosian, Rome, March 13–July 19, 2019. Artwork © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto, M3 Studio

Tour

Helen Frankenthaler
Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Rome

Gagosian senior curator John Elderfield and director Jason Ysenburg will lead a tour of the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983 at Gagosian, Rome. Elderfield and Ysenburg will explore the important period in Helen Frankenthaler’s work that began in the summer of 1974, which was sparked by the changing appearance of the wide vistas and moving tides of the Long Island Sound. The show coincides with an exhibition of her work at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani in Venice on the occasion of the 58th Venice Biennale. To attend the free event, RSVP to rometours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983, Gagosian, Rome, March 13–July 19, 2019. Artwork © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto, M3 Studio

Ninth Street Women (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

Book Signing

Mary Gabriel
Ninth Street Women

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5–6pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
gagosianshop.com

Mary Gabriel will sign copies of her new book, Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art, published by Little, Brown and Company in 2018. The book tells the story of five women artists who transformed the New York art world in the middle of the twentieth century. To attend the free event, RSVP to ninthstreetwomen@gagosian.com.

Ninth Street Women (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

Ninth Street Women (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

In Conversation

Ninth Street Women
Mary Gabriel in Conversation with Deborah Solomon

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30pm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
www.whitney.org

Mary Gabriel will speak about her new book, Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art, published by Little, Brown and Company in 2018, with art critic and biographer Deborah Solomon. The book tells the story of five women artists who transformed the New York art world in the middle of the twentieth century. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and reception. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.whitney.org.

Ninth Street Women (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

Helen Frankenthaler, Yellow Span, 1968, trial proof 6 © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York

In Conversation

Douglas Dreishpoon, Ruth Fine, and Mark Pascale

Friday, April 20, 2018, 3–4pm
Art Institute of Chicago
www.artic.edu

Douglas Dreishpoon, director of the Helen Frankenthaler catalogue raisonné, will discuss Helen Frankenthaler’s printmaking processes with Ruth Fine, former curator of modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Mark Pascale, Janet and Craig Duchossois curator of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. The event is free with museum admission. RSVP at www.artic.edu.

Helen Frankenthaler, Yellow Span, 1968, trial proof 6 © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Jacob’s Ladder, 1957, Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Hyman N. Glickstein © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Panel Discussion

Helen Frankenthaler
Saluting France

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7pm
The Cultural Services of the
French Embassy, New York
www.frenchculture.org

Douglas Dreishpoon, John Elderfield, Joachim Pissarro, and Pat Steir will discuss the work of Helen Frankenthaler in relation to French art and culture.

Helen Frankenthaler, Jacob’s Ladder, 1957, Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Hyman N. Glickstein © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Japanese Maple, 2005 © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Pace Editions, Inc., New York

Lecture

Douglas Dreishpoon
Helen Frankenthaler: Poetic Ambiguity

Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:30pm
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie,
New York
www.vassar.edu

Douglas Dreishpoon will give a lecture on the occasion of the exhibition Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler opening at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center on October 6. Dreishpoon is director of the catalogue raisonné project at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York City and chief curator emeritus at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. A reception in the Art Center follows the lecture.

Helen Frankenthaler, Japanese Maple, 2005 © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Pace Editions, Inc., New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Milkwood Arcade, 1963© 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Visit

Celebrating Helen Frankenthaler

Saturday–Sunday, September 23–24, 2017
The Clark, Williamstown, Massachusetts
www.clarkart.edu

This weekend, The Clark will host a series of events celebrating Helen Frankenthaler, including Abstract Expressions: A Musical Exhibit in Four Parts, made possible in part by a grant from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and a public conversation about the artist's creative process, methods, and materials, with curator Jay A. Clarke, artist Clifford Ross, and Clark director Olivier Meslay. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.clarkart.edu.

Helen Frankenthaler, Milkwood Arcade, 1963
© 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York