Artful Insight–Helen Frankenthaler

Artful Insight–Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler, "Phoenix, 1976," 1976. Courtesy of American Museum of Western Art - The Anschutz Collection

Though the Anschutz Collection at the American Museum of Western Art typically conjures of images of windswept landscapes and hardscrabble characters, the story of Art in the American West is incomplete without Helen Frankenthaler. A pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, Frankenthaler's signature staining techniques --wherein she carefully poured thin layers of paint onto an unvarnished canvas-- has proved to be as influential as it is impossible to duplicate. Join the museum's expert guides for Artful Insight, an in-depth examination of Frankthaler's "Phoenix, 1976" to learn more about the work itself, as well as the enduring legacy of the Abstract Expressionists. Visit anschutzcollection.org to learn more and buy tickets, $10. Space at Artful Insight is very limited and as of press time, only nine tickets remained. So make haste, art lovers.
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