Explore the work of Helen Frankenthaler with scholar and curator Ruth Fine on 'Guests and Gusto'

Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:00pm

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Discover the innovative printmaking practice of renowned Modernist artist Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011) with scholar Ruth Fine, a former curator for the National Gallery of Art.

Frankenthaler was a leading voice in the development of the second generation of Abstract Expressionism in the U.S. While she is known for her work as a painter and experimentations with ceramics, textiles, and sculpture, she also made major contributions to the field of printmaking. In the 1960s, Frankenthaler began learning the age-old methodology with master printers and studios, ultimately taking risks within the traditional boundaries of the practice and expanding the medium in new and radical ways.

Ruth Fine was curator for the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., from 1972 to 2012. She currently serves as a consultant for the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Her talk is presented on the occasion of the exhibition Deliberate Risks: Prints by Helen Frankenthaler, on view at the SCAD Museum of Art through July 11, 2021.

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