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Virtual Event: Desire Is the Theme of All Life: Helen Frankenthaler in 1950s New York (4:00 pm PST)

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Date/Time:
Wed, March 31, 2021
04:00PM - 05:00PM
Registration Period:
01/15/2021-03/31/2021
Price:
Free
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At the dawn of the 1950s, a promising young painter named Helen Frankenthaler, fresh out of college, moved back to New York City, where she grew up. By the decade’s end, she had succeeded in establishing herself as an important American artist of the postwar period. In the years in between, in an art world dominated by male painters such as Jackson Pollock, she made some of the most daring, head-turning abstract paintings of her day and also came into her own as a woman. In this talk, art historian Alexander Nemerov, chair of the Art and Art History Department at Stanford and author of Fierce Poise, a new biography of Frankenthaler, will explore the painting that set the young artist on her way, Mountains and Sea, which she painted in 1952 when she was twenty-three years old.

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A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered guests on the morning of the event.
The meeting recording will be posted on our YouTube page a few days after the event.

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Photo credit: Suszi Lurie McFadden

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Virtual Event: Desire Is the Theme of All Life: Helen Frankenthaler in 1950s New York (4:00 pm PST)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

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