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The Woodman Family Foundation was established by Betty Woodman (1930-2018) and George Woodman (1932-2017) during their lifetimes. Love of beauty was at the heart of their lives and art. In this spirit, the Foundation is dedicated to stewarding the artistic legacies of Betty, George, and their daughter, Francesca Woodman (1958-1981).

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Betty Woodman in "For a Dreamer of Houses" at Dallas Museum of Art
Betty Woodman’s The Red Table (2014) is included in this exhibition of works from the museum’s collection which explore the significance of our domestic spaces.
Francesca Woodman in "Bodyscapes" at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
A group of photographs by Francesca Woodman are included in this expansive exhibition concerning the human body, nature and culture.
Betty Woodman in "Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019" at Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhibition of works spanning 70 years looks at ways that artists draw on craft traditions and materials. It includes multiple works by Betty Woodman, from her early push beyond production pottery to more recent works showcasing her talents as a painter and sculptor.
Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel at C/O Berlin
LAST CHANCE to see Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel in Berlin this week!
PLOTLINE 3: BETTY WOODMAN / Alluding to Architecture
Betty Woodman is widely known for her seven-decade, groundbreaking engagement with clay, in particular her deconstruction and re-framing of the classical vase.
Francesca Woodman in "The Enchanted Interior" at Guildhall Art Gallery, London
Photographs from Francesca Woodman’s House series alternately suggest entrapment or escape in this exhibition of works exploring the conventions and implications of interior spaces.
Francesca Woodman in "The Body Electric" at National Gallery of Australia
Photographs by Francesca Woodman explore tropes of femininity in this exhibition of photography and videos centered on sex, love and desire.
Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel at C/O Berlin
C/O Berlin presents the first comprehensive solo exhibition of Francesca Woodman’s work in Germany in more than 25 years.
Francesca Woodman in "Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924-Today" at CaixaForum, Barcelona
This exhibition examines the wide-ranging influence of Surrealism on design, fashion and photography over the last century, including work by Francesca Woodman.
PLOTLINE 2: GEORGE WOODMAN / Pattern
Beginning his career in the 1950s as an abstract painter, by the mid 1960s George Woodman turned his focus to geometric abstractions grounded in complex patterned systems and rigorous formal structures.
Happy Anniversary, Betty and George Woodman
Today we celebrate what would have been Betty and George Woodman’s 67th wedding anniversary.
"A Fleeting Glimpse of Francesca Woodman" on Hyperallergic
Michael Glover looks in-depth at Francesca Woodman’s House #3, Providence, Rhode Island (1976) and reflects on her status as one of the 20th Century’s great surrealist artists.
Happy Birthday, Betty Woodman
Happy Birthday to Betty! Celebrating and missing her indefatigable spirit, zest for life, and myriad talents.
PLOTLINE 1: FRANCESCA WOODMAN / Light
Welcome to PLOTLINES, a series of features focused on ideas, themes and forms in the work of the Foundation’s three artists: Betty Woodman, Francesca Woodman and George Woodman.
Happy Birthday, George Woodman
Happy Birthday to George: artist and writer, classicist and modernist, lifelong explorer and thinker, maestro of color and grisaille.
Happy Birthday, Francesca Woodman
Born on the 3rd of April, Francesca Woodman (1958 - 1981) was a prodigious talent, making her first mature photograph at the age of 13 and going on to create an ambitious body of work including intimately-scaled photographs, monumental diazotypes, artist books and videos.
Betty Woodman in "For a Dreamer of Houses" at Dallas Museum of Art
Betty Woodman’s The Red Table (2014) is included in this exhibition of works from the museum’s collection which explore the significance of our domestic spaces.
Francesca Woodman in "Bodyscapes" at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
A group of photographs by Francesca Woodman are included in this expansive exhibition concerning the human body, nature and culture.
A Valentine from George
In honor of the holiday George held most dear, we share one of the many Valentines he made and sent to friends each year.
Francesca Woodman in "Photography and the Surreal Imagination" at The Menil Collection
Francesca Woodman’s photographs, which upend the conventions of self-portraiture and female representation are part of this survey of Surrealism from past to present, culled from the museum’s collection.
Francesca Woodman in "Le Drapé: Degas, Christo, Michel-Ange, Rodin, Man Ray, Dürer..." at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
Photographs and diazotypes by Francesca Woodman are shown alongside works by Dürer, Rodin, Christo & Jeanne Claude, Degas and others, attesting to enduring fascination with drapery among artists from the Renaissance to the present.
Betty Woodman in "Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019" at Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhibition of works spanning 70 years looks at ways that artists draw on craft traditions and materials. It includes multiple works by Betty Woodman, from her early push beyond production pottery to more recent works showcasing her talents as a painter and sculptor.
Betty Woodman in "With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985" at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Betty Woodman’s breakthrough wall-based sculptures from the late 1970s and early 1980s are included in this scholarly and comprehensive survey of artists associated with the Pattern and Decoration movement in the U.S.
Francesca Woodman in "The Enchanted Interior" at Laing Art Gallery
Photographs from Francesca Woodman’s House series alternately suggest entrapment or escape in this exhibition of works exploring the conventions and implications of interior spaces.
Francesca Woodman: On Being An Angel at Fundacion Canal
This first institutional solo exhibition in Spain in more than a decade includes Francesca Woodman’s photographs, videos and diazotypes, ranging from her most iconic to those rarely seen before.
Francesca Woodman: Portrait of A Reputation at MCA Denver
This exhibition of photographs and ephemera from the collection of classmate George Lange offers a nuanced and personal view of Francesca Woodman’s formative years at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Francesca Woodman in "Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Photography 1924-Today" at Vitra Design Museum
This exhibition examines the wide-ranging influence of Surrealism on design, fashion and photography over the last century, including work by Francesca Woodman.
Betty Woodman in "Less is A Bore: Maximalist Art & Design" at ICA Boston
Ceramic and mixed-media installations spanning Betty Woodman’s career are featured in this exuberant exhibition of works tracing the legacy of Pattern and Decoration.
Betty Woodman in "Les Chemins du Sud" at Musée Regional D'art Contemporain
Bronze benches and complex canvas and ceramic paintings by Betty Woodman are included in this exhibition of works focused on a decorative approach to art.
George Woodman in "Les Chemins du Sud" at Musée Regional D'art Contemporain
George Woodman’s pattern paintings, which combine formal rigor with an approach to color influenced by his years in Italy, are featured in this exhibition of works focused on a decorative approach to art.
Francesca Woodman in "Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection" at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Artist Paul Chan includes a photograph by Francesca Woodman in his re-mix of works from the museum’s collection.
Betty Woodman in "Pattern, Crime & Decoration" at Le Consortium Museum
This exhibition—and the canvas and ceramic painting by Betty Woodman included within it—reflects on the enduring influence of the Pattern and Decoration movement.
George Woodman in "Pattern, Crime & Decoration" at Le Consortium Museum
Paintings by George Woodman reflect his embrace of color and beauty along with a minimalist take on pattern in this exhibition of works which celebrate decorative and non-Western approaches to art.
Betty Woodman in "She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York" at Gracie Mansion
Betty Woodman takes her place alongside her peers—both past in present—in this lively exhibition of works by New York-based women artists.