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Artful Insight–Helen Frankenthaler

Aug 21, 2017

Join us for a special conversation on Helen Frankenthaler’s Phoenix, 1976, and the advent of Abstract Expressionism in the West. Frankenthaler pioneered her trademark staining technique, by which paintings like the one at the American Museum of Western Art were created by pouring thin layers of paint onto unprimed canvas.


Guests may arrive early to reserve their seat. The talk will begin at 3:00pm and last approximately 1 hour. The Museum guide will reserve the last portion of each talk for guests’ questions and to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy other paintings on view as time allows.