Kikuo Saito and Friends: New York City Downtown and Beyond, 1970s and 1980s
KinoSaito Arts Center
May 12 — December 17, 2023
This show, curated by Karen Wilkin, features artwork by Saito and the close circle of artists that he was associated with for over 20 years. This eight-month major exhibition spans throughout the entirety of the Art Center.
Creative Exchanges: Artists in Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's Address Books
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
May 4, 2023 – July 30, 2023
Creative Exchanges focuses on three surviving address books hand written by Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The books themselves will be on view alongside more than twenty works by artists whose names, addresses, and telephone numbers appear in them, including Helen Frankenthaler's Cloudscape, 1950, on loan from the Foundation.
L'île intérieure (The Inner Island)
April 29 – November 4, 2023
With more than 80 works by 50 artists, this exhibition explores the idea of inner landscapes and interior worlds—a concept inspired by the island setting of the Villa Carmignac. The Foundation’s loan of Frankenthaler’s painting Overture will be included.
The Shape of Freedom
February 23, 2023 — May 21, 2023
The Shape of Freedom examines the creative interplay between Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel in transatlantic exchange and dialogue, from the mid-1940s to the end of the Cold War. It includes more than ninety works by around fifty artists, amongst them Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Georges Mathieu, Mark Rothko, Hedda Sterne and Clyfford Still. This exhibition was previously presented at the Albertina Modern in Vienna and the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany.
Art, Music & Feminism in the 1950s
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
January 21 – May 07, 2023
Featuring works from the museum's collection in addition to loans from public and private collections, Art, Music & Feminism in the 1950s brings together a diverse collection of works produced by women of the era. This group exhibition explores how these artists played a pivotal role in opening new pathways for women in subsequent decades. The Foundation’s loan of Frankenthaler’s painting Break-through is included.
Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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.
Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists and Global Abstraction (1940–70))
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
June 3 — October 22, 2023
The Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles presents a major exhibition of 130 paintings from an overlooked generation of 70 international women artists. Reaching beyond the predominantly white, male painters whose names are synonymous with the Abstract Expressionist movement, this exhibition celebrates the practices of the numerous international women artists working with gestural abstraction in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Connecticut Modern: Art, Design, and the Avant-Garde, 1930–1960
September 23, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Connecticut Modern aims to highlight the state's role in the history of 20th century modernism as an important site of contemporary art making. The exhibition draws together many artists and collectors who lived and worked in Connecticut in the 1930s and 1940s. Helen Frankenthaler's Shippan October will be on loan from the Foundation.