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Discussion Bound—Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Free for Members or included with Museum admission; registration is not required

Fierce Poise is a dazzling biography of one of the twentieth-century’s most respected painters, Helen Frankenthaler, as she came of age as both an artist and a woman in the vibrant art world of 1950s New York. Brought to vivid life by acclaimed art historian Alexander Nemerov, this book comprise a portrait as bold and distinctive as the painter herself.

Read Fierce Poise in advance and join museum staff for a book conversation followed by a gallery talk featuring Frankenthaler’s artwork Book of Clouds. Books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café for a 10% discount.

Location and Schedule:

Noon–12:45pm • Book conversation in John & Robyn Horn Education Center, level 3.

12:45–1:15pm • Gallery talk in SECU Collection Hall, level 3.

On View:

Helen Frankenthaler (New York, NY 1928-2011 Darien, CT), Book of Clouds, 2007, Aquatint etching, woodcut, and pochoir with hand coloring on Hahnemuhle Copperplate paper, 35 5/8 x 68 1/4 inches. On loan from Bill & Sara Hall. © Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Discussion Bound

This discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café for a 10% discount. To add your name to our Discussion Bound mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

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Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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