Mary Frank is joined by author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams for a Zoom conversation on Thursday, December 15, at 5pm EST. They will discuss Mary Frank's current exhibition, What Color Courage?, on view at DC Moore Gallery through December 22.
Mary Frank (b. 1933) works across disciplines, as a sculptor, painter, photographer and gifted ceramic artist. The artist has been the subject of numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions, including the retrospective exhibition, Mary Frank: The Observing Heart (2022), at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz, NY, and Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home, which originated at the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, in 2014 and traveled to the Butler Institute in Youngstown, OH, in 2015. Work by Mary Frank was included in the Whitney Museum’s 2020 exhibition, Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950 – 2019, and the Brooklyn Museum’s 2020 exhibition, Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection. Mary Frank’s work is in many public collections, including, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Jewish Museum, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Morgan Library and Museum, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; Storm King Art Center, NY; The Whitney Museum, NY; and The Yale University Art Gallery, CT. She lives and works in New York City and Bearsville, New York.
Terry Tempest Williams is an environmentalist, educator, and the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; alongside, An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; The Open Space of Democracy; When Women Were Birds; The Hour of Land, and most recently, Erosion: Essays of Undoing. She is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction, the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award, the 2017 Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing, the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society and the Robert Kirsch Award. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Williams is currently writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and has been translated worldwide. She divides her time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.