Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Media - Helen Frankenthaler


Expanding Climate Action in the Visual Arts, Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

NYC Climate Week 2023

September 22, 2023

On this Spot - Helen Frankenthaler


The Art of Relationships Series: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1950s

Virtual talk with Elizabeth Smith

May 21, 2023

Helen Frankenthaler's Late Works: A Conversation

The Museum of Modern Art | Celeste Bartos Theater

September 27, 2022

Opening Lecture celebrating "Helen Frankenthaler and Jo Sandman: Without Limits"

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

September 29, 2022

Observations | Women in Abstraction: Helen Frankenthaler

National Gallery of Victoria


Katy Hessel, Elizabeth Smith & Flora Yukhnovich on Dissolving Realms

Kasmin Gallery

July 25, 2022

The Eye is the First Circle: The Documentary


Aired March 30, 2022

Frankenthaler Climate Initiative 2022

Next Application Cycle of Frankenthaler Climate Initiative announced

March 4, 2022

Katy Hessel, Matthew Holman, and Eleanor Nairne on Helen Frankenthaler

Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London

September 8, 2021

Conversation with Alexander Nemerov, author of Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler & 1950s New York

Bennington College President Laura Walker in conversation with Alexander Nemerov and Lise Motherwell (’77) about the book and their Bennington connections.

May 19, 2021

Virtual Opening Reception, Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990–2003

New Britain Museum of American Art

February 11, 2021

In Dialogue: Helen Frankenthaler’s Abstraction

Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in conversation with Natalie Dupêcher, Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the Menil Collection.

October 6, 2020

Culture and Coffee: The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

PAFA Museum Director Brooke Davis Anderson in conversation with Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

May 1, 2020

Common Ground: New York Painters, Poets, and Musicians During the 1950s

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

December 5, 2019

CBS Sunday Morning

Helen Frankenthaler: An Artist Lost in the Moment

October 20, 2019

Abstract Climates, Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown

October 11, 2019

A Vital Legacy: Helen Frankenthaler Prints | Opening Conversation with Kenneth Tyler

September 19, 2019

Artist Amy Sillman, Cameron Martin, and Miranda Lichtenstein on Helen Frankenthaler

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

September 13, 2019

Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992

July, 18, 2019

"Painting Printing Frankenthaler: The Process of Abstraction."

Talk by Carol Armstrong, Professor of the history of art at Yale University

June 29, 2019

On occasion of a new initiative from Bennington College to fund scholarships,

Dr. Mariko Silver, College President, and Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, discuss Helen Frankenthaler's 1959 work Red Square.


Ninth Street Women: Mary Gabriel in conversation with Deborah Solomon

at the Whitney Museum of American Art


Rare Archival Footage of Frankenthaler

On occasion of Line into Color, Color into Line: Helen Frankenthaler, Paintings, 1962–1987, Gagosian Gallery and the Foundation present this video

October 4, 2016

Film: OK to print: Helen Frankenthaler at Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New York, 1994

Courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, 2005


Lecture by Gwen Chanzit, Curator of Modern Art, Denver Art Museum

about her upcoming exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism, followed by a discussion with Robert Slifkin, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.


Excerpts from Helen Frankenthaler: A Symposium

at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

October 23, 2015

Program at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation on “The heroine Paint:” After Frankenthaler,

with speakers Katy Siegel and Lane Relyea, on the occasion of the publication by Gagosian Gallery.

September 24, 2015

Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner

Walk-through with guest curator James Hamilton during the installation of the exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate, U.K.

January 2014

Helen Frankenthaler: Composing with Color, Paintings 1962-1963

A Conversation Between John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Paintings and Sculpture, MoMa, and Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, at Gagosian Gallery

September 2014

The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator Stewart Waltzer explores and expounds on Henry Geldzahler's historic 1969 exhibition, "The New York School."

January 2015

Helen Frankenthaler at Portland State University, 1972.

A film by Ed Du Vivier and Mel Katz, 1974. © Portland State University, Oregon. Courtesy of Portland State University Library Special Collections.


Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s: A Conversation

Albright Knox Gallery

November 9, 2014