New Britain Herald – The New Britain Museum of American Art launches third virtual reality exhibition, with Helen Frankenthaler



NEW BRITAIN — The New Britain Museum of American Art launched its third virtual reality exhibition space on Thursday, this time featuring works by Helen Frankenthaler.

The recent NBMAA exhibition, Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990–2003, curated by Douglas Dreishpoon, has been recreated in this 2D experience.

At the start of the virtual reality presentation, users will be directed to the title wall, which provides an overview of the exhibit. It is both a visual and audio experience and users can click to navigate the space. By clicking on any of the objects in the galleries, you can see each of Frankenthaler’s works in the exhibition up close. By clicking on the menu at the bottom of the screen, users will find additional information about the exhibition.

Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990–2003 was the first museum presentation dedicated to exploring Frankenthaler’s late-life works. Originally presented from February 11, 2021 to May 23, 2021, it featured approximately 22 works on paper dating from 1990 to 2003, some measuring over six feet.

To learn more about Frankenthaler’s life and work, there are many educational offerings, including a digital brochure, as well as recordings of the virtual opening remarks and a gallery talk led by Dreishpoon.

There is also a series of videos related to ColorFields – a program interpreting visual image and speech through the vocabulary of dance and movement. Presented in partnership with the Justice Dance Performance Project and the Frankenthaler Foundation, ColorFields was an exploration of Frankenthaler’s work and process in bringing his inspirations and creative choices to life for audiences. Under the menu’s ColorFields tab, users can watch the filmed performances, interviews with the dancers, and a virtual gallery discussion with JDPP Founder and Artistic Director Judy Dworin.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday April 14th, 2022 2:59 PM. Updated: Thursday April 14, 2022 3:01 PM.


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