event · Through August 23

At One Stroke Prints by Helen Frankenthaler

In a gift from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, PAFA presents a set of prints and additional works by Helen Frankenthaler from PAFA's permanent collection.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation gifted PAFA a number of prints as part of their "Frankenthaler Prints Initiative" for university-affiliated museums. Ten museums were chosen to receive ten prints and five to ten related proofs. Former National Gallery of Art curator, Ruth Fine, acted as an advisor for these gifts. These prints, along with other Frankenthaler works from PAFA's permanent collection, will be on view at PAFA's Frances M. Maguire Gallery in an exhibition curated by the PAFA Youth Council.

Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) whose career spanned six decades, has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the twentieth century, widely credited for her pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. Her work is represented in the collections of major museums worldwide and has been the subject of numerous national and international exhibitions and substantial publications.  


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