Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown
July 6–September 2, 2018
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Massachusetts
In 1950, at the encouragement of art critic Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler studied briefly in Provincetown with Hans Hofmann. Following her marriage to Robert Motherwell in 1958, she spent more than a decade of summers living and working there. Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown will present key examples of Frankenthaler’s work, beginning with those made in that first summer at Hofmann’s studio school, and going on to focus on the period from the late 1950s through 1969. It will also feature photographs, letters, and memorabilia that shed light on the artist’s process, with an emphasis on the meaning of the place and its impact on her development as a painter.
Helen Frankenthaler, Provincetown Window, 1963–64 © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle, Light Blue Studio, courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation