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A Vital Legacy: A Symposium in Conjunction with Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity

Opening Conversation with Kenneth Tyler
50 McCosh Hall
Thursday, September 19, 5:30 pm
Master printmaker Kenneth Tyler, whose collaborations with Helen Frankenthaler created milestones in the history of prints, and renowned curator Ruth Fine, who organized the 1993 retrospective of the artist's prints, kick off this two-day academic symposium with a public conversation. A reception and exhibition viewing will follow.


Friday, September 20, 9 am–12:30 pm
Expanding Abstraction: Experiments in Materials and Methods—9:00 am
Art Museum, McCormick Hall
In the latter half of the 20th century, artists championed abstraction for its potential to expand the possibilities of expression; scholars consider a few of the innovative practices that emerged.

Suzanne Perling Hudson, Graduate Class of 2006; Associate Professor, University of Southern California
Lucy Partman, doctoral candidate, Princeton University
Hannah Yohalem, doctoral candidate, Princeton University


Abstraction Today: A Conversation among Artists—11 am
Art Museum, McCormick Hall
Abstraction remains a vital practice in contemporary art; three practicing artists discuss why it continues to provide such fertile ground.

Allyson Strafella, artist
Marina Ancona, artist and founder 10 Grand Press
Nathlie Provosty, artist

Events are free and open to the public.

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