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Helen Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, 1952, oil and charcoal on canvas, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc., on loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Canceled—Women Abstract Artists in the Gallery’s Collection

In honor of Women’s History Month

Focus: The Collection

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • East Building Atrium
  • Talks Redirect
  • In-person

When the East Building of the Gallery opened in 1978, no women artists were represented there. Today, the collection and display include works by a number of modern and contemporary women. This talk focuses on women artists who work in the mode of abstraction, creating art that veers away from representations of the visible world.

Jennifer Riddell, lecturer