“Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium”

Art, Prints & editions Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL , Grant Park Until Sunday September 30 2018
Helen Frankenthaler
Photograph: Courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago

Abstract artist Helen Frankenthaler is best known for her bold canvases, on which she employed her "soak stain" technique to create translucent splashes of color. However, "The Romance of a New Medium" focuses on her lesser-known work as a print artist, which shrinks her abstract process down in size through the use of lithography, wood cutting and etching. The Art Institute displays a nearly complete collection of more than 50 of her prints, which—true to its name—exhibits Frankenthaler's enthusiasm for a new set of artistic tools. 

Venue name: Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL
Contact:
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago

Cross street: at Adams St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 10:30am–5pm, Thu 10:30am–8pm, Fri–Sun 10:30am–5pm.
Transport: El stop: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 14, 26. Train: Elec Main to Millennium Station.
Price: Included in museum admission
Event website: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/helen-frankenthaler-prints-romance-new-medium
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    • Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL Included in museum admission
    • Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL Included in museum admission
    • Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL Included in museum admission
    • Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL Included in museum admission
    • Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL Included in museum admission
    • Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL Included in museum admission
    • Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL Included in museum admission