Helen Frankenthaler Foundation




Helen Frankenthaler, Vessel, 1961, oil on unsized, unprimed canvas, 100 x 94 inches, Tate. Presented by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation (Tate Americas Foundation), 2019. © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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.


Helen Frankenthaler, Western Dream, 1957, oil on unsized, unprimed canvas, 70 x 86 inches (177.8 x 218.4 cm) © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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 has loaned Western Dream, 1957. 


Helen Frankenthaler, Geisha, 2003, twenty-three color woodcut from fifteen woodblocks, 38 x 26 inches (96.5 x 66 cm) © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pace Editions, Inc., New York. Photograph by Tim Pyle

At One Stroke: Prints by Helen Frankenthaler

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

January 31 – August 23, 2020

The Foundation gifted PAFA a group of prints and proofs as part of the Frankenthaler Prints Initiative for university-affiliated museums. These works are presented in an exhibition curated by the PAFA Youth Council.


In conjunction with the exhibition, Ruth Fine, a former curator at the National Gallery of Art, explored Helen Frankenthaler’s printmaking accomplishments in conversation with Judith Brodsky, founder of the Brodsky Center at PAFA.