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The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the ‘60s and ‘70s

Roy Lichtenstein, This Must Be the Place, 1965, Offset lithograph on paper. Collection of Dr. Harvey Manes


The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents 

From Frankenthaler to Warhol:

Art of the ‘60s and ‘70s

On view November 18, 2017, to March 11, 2018


Huntington, NY – Andy Warhol’s soup can and Roy Lichtenstein’s comic-inspired images are among the works of art featured in The Heckscher Museum of Art’s exhibition From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the 60s and 70s, on view from November 18, 2017, through March 11, 2018. 


The icons are here – Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Romare Bearden, May Stevens, Andy Warhol, and many more. The exhibition delves into two trends that defined the art of the times and stretched the definition of fine art: abstract works that explore line, shape and color; and representational art on subjects from popular culture and everyday urban and suburban environments. Color Field, Minimalist, Pop, and Photorealist works speak to the myriad styles that characterized the art world during the dynamic decades of the 60s and 70s.

Andy Warhol, Chicken Noodle, from Campbell’s Soup I, 1968. Collection of Dr. Harvey Manes

Andy Warhol, Chicken Noodle, from Campbell’s Soup I, 1968. Collection of Dr. Harvey Manes


From Frankenthaler to Warhol is sponsored by the Rapaport Shallat Foundation, and Frank Lourenso & Gary Stevens – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.


 “This generation of artists solidified America’s dominance of the international art world,” notes Lisa Chalif, Curator, The Heckscher Museum of Art. “They stretched the definition of fine art by using images from consumer culture and experimenting with processes such as silkscreen, previously used in commercial applications.”  During this time, more women and African-American artists entered the mainstream art world as well, bringing fresh perspectives to modern subjects.


  Andy Warhol, Chicken Noodle, from Campbell’s Soup I, 1968. Collection of Dr. Harvey Manes


In addition to artwork from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, From Frankenthaler to Warhol includes loans from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Universal Limited Art Editions, and Collector Dr. Harvey Manes.


Fittingly, classic ‘60s and ‘70s music will be the backdrop sound for this exhibition. The cultural influences that informed the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s – and consequently the art of those decades – create a vibrant soundtrack for viewing From Frankenthaler to Warhol. 


Related programs:

First Friday Series:  Mike Munzer, Songs You’ll Know by Heart

Friday, December 1, 2017; 5 to 8:30 pm

Free Museum Admission (7 PM performance)

Mike Munzer – singer and guitarist for Long Island’s East End Trio – will be performing a variety of fun and familiar songs from the 60s and 70s and more recent tunes.  


Exploring Art…Making Memories: Guided Tour and Musical Performance

Monday, December 11, 1 to 2 pm

The Museum offers a unique program for individuals living with dementia and their care partners.  Specially trained professionals lead an interactive tour and encourage group discussion. Musicians from Five Towns College will play smooth sounds from the 60s and 70s  and play Bossa Nova and Brazilian Pop.


Also on View

Mythic stories, fantastic fables and timeless literary tales come more alive through art.  Now on view at The Heckscher Museum of Art, The Art of Narrative: Timeless Tales and Visual Vignettes, explores storytelling in art from the 16th through 20th centuries.   


About The Heckscher Museum of Art 

The Heckscher Museum of Art was founded in 1920 by philanthropist August Heckscher, and is in on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places.  Located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, New York, its exhibitions and related programs provide inspiring and transformative experiences to encourage a broader understanding of the past and present and to enrich life-long learning. The Museum’s collection comprises more than 2,500 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. For information about The Heckscher Museum of Art, visit


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Monday and Tuesday | Closed

*Huntington Township Residents admitted FREE Wednesdays after 2:00 pm and Saturdays before 1:00 pm.  Proof of residency required.


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