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Yaddo Receives $250,000 Gift from Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

The Yaddo artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs, New York has announced that they’ve received a $250,000 gift from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation to underwrite the cost of a new live-work studio for a visual artist. The studio is one of five currently under construction on the 400-acre estate, which is a National Historic Landmark that hosts over 200 artists working in a variety of disciplines each year. The new studio will be named in Frankenthaler’s honor.

Helen Frankenthaler herself had a long association with Yaddo, including serving on the board of trustees there from 1973 to 1978. In addition to her financial support of Yaddo, she also served on visual arts admissions panels and was actively involved in the recruitment of artists for the community.