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Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
Until 18 April 2022

In 2021 Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011).

Monet x Frankenthaler
11 September 2021 - 18 April 2022

To coincide with our major new exhibition Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty, this two work display brings together work by Claude Monet and Frankenthaler to reveal similarities in the artists' ambition and approach.

Exhibitions

Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
Until 18 April 2022

In 2021 Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011).

Reframed: The Woman in the Window
4 May - 4 September 2022
The on sale date for tickets will be announced via our website and social media channels a few months prior to exhibition opening. 

In Spring 2022, we present 'Reframed: The Woman in the Window', the first exhibition to explore the enigmatic motif of the ‘woman in the window’.

Lectures & talks

Helen Frankenthaler: Curator's Talk (On Demand)
19 October 2021 - 18 April 2022

This is a second chance to watch Jane Findlay, curator of Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty give an exciting introduction to the exhibition. Through this online talk, Jane will shine a light on the processes involved in Frankenthaler’s ground-breaking woodcuts.

Alexander Nemerov: Fierce Poise
Thursday, 2 December 2021

Join acclaimed art historian Alexander Nemerov, in a fascinating online authors talk about his book ‘Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York’.

Exclusive view and In Conversation with Katy Hessel and Jane Findlay
Thursday, 27 January 2022

Join us, after hours, for an exclusive view of the Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty exhibition with a free drink in hand. Explore the theme of feminism in art and Frankenthaler’s artistic approach with art historian, broadcaster, and curator Katy Hessel and exhibition curator Jane Findlay.

Adult courses & workshops

Abstract Expressions
20-27 November 2021
Saturday, 27 November 2021

Join artist Crystal Fischetti for this two-day workshop exploring abstract art with a therapeutic twist.

Colour Theory and Abstract Painting
4 November - 2 December 2021
Thursday, 2 December 2021

Blending theory and practice in this five-week introductory colour course, Amanda Bracken will guide you in exploring colour to develop your skills in abstract painting.

Dance and Draw
Saturday, 4 December 2021

Watch dancers engage with the inspiring works of Helen Frankenthaler and Claude Monet, then move to our studio to take part in a masterclass on capturing movement on paper led by Spirited Bodies.

Music

Lunchtime Concert Series
19 September 2021 - 16 March 2022
Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Displays

The Grand Tour

Artist Sinta Tantra's new mural The Grand Tour greets you as you step inside our newly designed welcome hall.

Monet x Frankenthaler
11 September 2021 - 18 April 2022

To coincide with our major new exhibition Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty, this two work display brings together work by Claude Monet and Frankenthaler to reveal similarities in the artists' ambition and approach.

Family events

Art Sundays
Sunday, 28 November 2021

Get inspired to make art together as family in these free creative activities at the Gallery.

"Mr Shadow" Hand Shadow Show
Sunday, 28 November 2021

A light-hearted show for the whole family, Drew Colby will introduce you to his good friend Mr. Shadow and show you all the things Mr. Shadow can turn in to.

Under 5s Explore: Mini Masterpieces
Thursday, 30 December 2021

Join these exploratory session for under 5s. Each session begins with a journey through the Gallery to discover all the different people, places and animals in the Gallery’s paintings, followed by an art-making activity.

No Rules! Family Festival

Come along and join our No Rules! Family Festival. Get creative and explore our Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty exhibition through workshops, storytelling and much more!

Family Friday: Expressive Art
Friday, 18 February 2022

Join artist Crystal Fischetti for this free workshop exploring abstract art with a therapeutic twist.