Helen Frankenthaler (F ‘86), Grace Hartigan (F '90), Al Leslie (F '65, '81), Larry Rivers (F '66), Jane Freilicher (F '68, '88), Sam Gilliam (F '71), Frank Bowling (F '84), Lynda Benglis (F '78, '79, '99), Harmony Hammond (F '08), Carroll Dunham (F '96), Polly Apfelbaum (F '99), Kara Walker (F '01), Janine Antoni (F '98), Carrie Moyer ('95, F '10), Laura Owens ('94) and others
The Rose Art Museum
415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Pretty Raw takes the artist Helen Frankenthaler as a lens through which to refocus our vision of modernist art over the past 50 years. In this version, decoration, humor, femininity and masculinity, the everyday, pleasure, and authorial control take center stage. Artists from the 1950s through the present work in a range of mediums, finding personal, social and political meaning in sheer, gorgeous materiality.