A Vital Legacy: a symposium in conjunction with Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity | September 19 - September 20

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A Vital Legacy: a symposium in conjunction with Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity | September 19 - September 20

Helen Frankenthaler. "Madame Butterfly", 2000. Color woodcut. © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York
Date
Friday, September 20, 2019
Time
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location
Art Museum

A series of conversations among artists and art historians on the continuing influence, interest and impact of mid-twentieth century abstraction. 

Thursday, September 19, 5:30 pm

Opening Conversation with Kenneth Tyler
50 McCosh Hall

Master printmaker Kenneth Tyler, whose collaborations with Helen Frankenthaler created milestones in the history of prints, and renowned curator Ruth Fine, who organized the 1993 retrospective of the artist's prints, kick off this two-day academic symposium with a public conversation. A reception and exhibition viewing will follow.

Friday, September 20, 9 am–12:30 pm

Expanding Abstraction: Experiments in Materials and Methods—9:00 am
Art Museum

In the latter half of the 20th century, artists championed abstraction for its potential to expand the possibilities of expression; scholars consider a few of the innovative practices that emerged. 

Suzanne Perling Hudson, Graduate Class of 2006; Associate Professor, University of Southern California
Lucy Partman, doctoral candidate, Princeton University
Hannah Yohalem, doctoral candidate, Princeton University

Abstraction Today: A Conversation among Artists—11 am
Art Museum

Abstraction remains a vital practice in contemporary art; three practicing artists discuss why it continues to provide such fertile ground.

Allyson Strafella, artist, based in Hudson, New York
Marina Ancona, artist and founder 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn and Santa Fe
Nathlie Provosty, artist, based in New York City


Events are free and open to the public.

Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity is made possible by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation; Susan and John Diekman, Class of 1965; Heather Sturt Haaga and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970; Roberta and Jonathan Golden, Class of 1959; the Julis Rabinowitz Family; Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992; and other benefactors.