Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Media - Helen Frankenthaler


Helen Frankenthaler interviewed by Susan Stamberg for NPR’s Weekend Edition on November 27, 1988

This 1988 interview was recently mentioned in Stamberg's review of Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York by Alexander Nemerov.

March 23, 2021

The Great Women Artists Podcast

Elizabeth Smith on Helen Frankenthale‪r‬

February 25, 2021

Helen Frankenthaler: A Celebration

A panel discussion exploring Frankenthaler’s life, work and legacy. Recorded at Tate Modern in London.

November 25, 2019

Recording Artists: Radical Women: Helen Frankenthaler

Artist Rodney McMillian and art historian Alexander Nemerov join host Helen Molesworth to discuss the life and practice of Helen Frankenthaler.

November 12, 2019

Artist Talk: Suzanne Hudson and Sarah Roberts on Helen Frankenthaler

Concurrent with Berggruen gallery's exhibition, Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings, scholars Suzanne Hudson and Sarah Roberts lead a discussion on the artist.

November 6, 2019

Alexander Nemerov and Clifford Ross on Helen Frankenthaler

Alexander Nemerov, the Carl and Marilyn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, in conversation with Clifford Ross, Chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.


Helen Frankenthaler And David Smith An Enduring Friendship

Douglas Dreishpoon, Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné and Michael Brenson, author of the forthcoming David Smith biography, discussed Frankenthaler and Smith’s special fifteen-year friendship, from 1950 to 1965.


Helen Frankenthaler interviewed by Susan Stamberg for NPR’s Weekend Edition (November 27, 1988)

© 1988 National Public Radio, Inc. News report titled “Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler” was originally broadcast on NPR’s Weekend Edition on November 27, 1988, and is used with the permission of NPR. Any unauthorized duplication is prohibited.


When Paintings Become Music: The Composer’s Inspiration

A program of conversation and music with composer Kenneth Fuchs in dialogue with Douglas Dreishpoon, Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné


Panel Discussion: Helen Frankenthaler

On occasion of Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium Frankenthaler's printmaking was the focus of a conversation between Douglas Dreishpoon, Mark Pascale, and Ruth E. Fine.

Audio courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago

Helen Frankenthaler: Saluting France

Albertine Books at The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Foundation co-hosted a discussion about Helen Frankenthaler’s work and its connection to French art and culture.

November 28, 2017

Douglas Dreishpoon moderated a conversation with artists Tom Burkhardt, Byron Kim, and Lisa Sigal, in a special program co-organized with Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture,

on occasion of the Foundation's grant to Skowhegan.

October 23, 2017

Two Frankenthaler Exhibitions Open At The Clark, podcast on WAMC North East Public Radio

by JD Allen

June 30, 2017

Conversation with exhibition curators Jay A. Clarke and Alexandra Schwartz

about two Helen Frankenthaler exhibitions at the Clark Art Institute

May 18, 2017

Material Concerns and Current Practices, Part 3

“Content as Abstraction.” Artists Nina Beier, Analia Saban, and Kaari Upson, and comments by respondent Ruba Katrib, Curator at MoMA PS1

April 26, 2017

Material Concerns and Current Practices, Part 2

“The Histories and Uses of Materials.” Artists Mark Barrow, Ryan Sullivan, and Mary Weatherford with respondent Suzanne Hudson, Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at University of Southern California

March 21, 2017

Material Concerns and Current Practices, Part 1

"The Artwork as a Space for Materialization." Artists Tony Lewis, Ken Okiishi, and Margo Wolowiec, with respondent Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum

February 22, 2017

'Tripping' on art with Helen Frankenthaler and Doug Aitken

Edward Goldman talks about Helen Frankenthaler's paintings at the Gagosian Gallery and Doug Aitken's videos and sculptures at MOCA

September 27, 2016

Conversations with Artists: Helen Frankenthaler

An interview with the artist by curator Ruth Fine on the occasion of a survey exhibition of Frankenthaler's prints at the National Gallery in 1993


East and Beyond: Helen Frankenthaler and Her Contemporaries

An episode on Radio Art Center with Amy N. Worthen, Curator of Prints and Drawings at Des Moines Art Center

October 3, 2015

Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler & JMW Turner

Panel moderated by Tim Marlow. Art experts discuss Helen Frankenthaler's artwork

January 25, 2014