Helen Frankenthaler

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay’s #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 24, 2021
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
NMWA founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (1922–2021) was a visionary collector of great art by women. Get to know five of her favorite modern and contemporary artists from the museum’s collection.
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay leans against a railing with a slight smile. She is a light-skinned, older woman with short, gray hair, and she wears a collared white shirt and black cardigan. Ornate chandeliers can be seen behind her.

NMWA @ Home: Creative Coping with Lynora Williams and Adrienne Poon

Posted: April 2, 2020
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
As NMWA remains temporarily closed due to COVID-19, we check in with staff for a personal look at the creative ways they’re staying connected, inspired, and grounded.
Large vertical painting in minimalist style features thinned pigments poured in translucent layers onto the unsized canvas. The abstract composition is dominated by a central ambiguous form in vibrant yellow-orange and peach, flanked by amorphous swaths of pale pink and a dark gray.

Gallery Reboot: Collection Galleries Closed December 17–28

Posted: December 16, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
From Monday, December 17, through Friday, December 28, NMWA’s third-floor galleries will be closed to the public for a major reinstallation of art from the collection.
Large vertical painting in minimalist style features thinned pigments poured in translucent layers onto the unsized canvas. The abstract composition is dominated by a central ambiguous form in vibrant yellow-orange and peach, flanked by amorphous swaths of pale pink and a dark gray.

Artist Spotlight: Chakaia Booker

Posted: December 31, 2017
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Artist Spotlight: Mildred Thompson

Posted: December 5, 2017
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Self-Portraits in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: November 1, 2017
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.