Category: Art & Ale

Museum Meditation: Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler’s stain painting Wisdom has the feel of a watercolor. Frankenthaler actually employed acrylic to stain the canvas. The uneven tones of color are subtle, offering the eye a surprising topography. WisdomHelen Frankenthaler(New York, New York, 1928–2011, Darien, Connecticut)Acrylic on canvas94 in. x 112 in. (238.76 cm x 284.48 cm)Gift of the Mary S. and Louis S. Myers Family Collection in honor of Mrs. Galen Roush1978.39

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Great Moments in Art #038; Ale

by Theresa Bembnister, Associate CuratorIn anticipation of this Friday’s Art & Ale (get your tickets here), I’ve assembled this list of three instances where beer inspired artists to create remarkable works of art. Jasper Johns casts beer cans in bronze to spite fellow artistTitle: Painted Bronze/Ale CansMedium: Oil on bronzeYear: 1960According to the now legendary story, Willem de Kooning, a painter known for his large-scale, gestural canvases, badmouthed gallerist Leo Castelli, exclaiming the “son-of-a-bitch” could sell two beer cans as art. When word reached Jasper

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