As we round out Women’s History Month, the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation proudly acknowledges Michaela Haffner, Curatorial Assistant at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. Her first exhibition, Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, drawn from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, is currently on view at the Museum and runs through September 10th.
Michaela received her B.A. with Honors in Art History & French from Wellesley College and studied abroad at Aix-Marseille Université. Before joining Amon Carter, Michaela held curatorial internships at MOMA in New York, Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, and the Davis Museum at Wellesley, and was a Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellow at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
Michaela’s passion for Helen Frankenthaler and her work are represented in her essay and in her statement:
“Frankenthaler’s adventurous artistic spirit and sheer experimentation across media make her a captivating artist to study. Her printmaking was fundamentally radical—not only did she innovate new techniques by borrowing from her painting practice, but she achieved a beguilingly nongraphic style. Her prints stop you in your tracks and make you reconsider what printmaking can look like. Even more powerful to consider, she pushed artistic bounds while working in a New York art world made overwhelmingly by and for male artists. Her long and successful career is a testament to her unshakeable grit and passion”.