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David Smith | Exhibition History |
1930-1964 | 1965-1999 | 2000-present

Solo and two-person exhibitions are listed first, in boldface, followed by selected group exhibitions in chronological order. With occasional exceptions, exhibition catalogues and travel itineraries are noted only for solo shows.


1965 The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, David Smith 1906-1965, June 13-August 1
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, David Smith: A Memorial Exhibition, November 3-January 30, 1966 (catalogue)
  The White House, Washington, D.C., Festival of the Arts, June 14
  Musée Rodin, Paris, Etats Unis: Sculpteurs du XXe Siècle [20th-century American Sculptors], June 22-October 10 (organized by the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York)
  Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 7 Sculptors: Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Donald Judd, Alexander Liberman, Tina Matkovic, David Smith, Anne Truitt, December-January 17, 1966
   
1966 Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, David Smith 1906-1965, May 15-June 17 (organized by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; traveled to: Tate Gallery, London, August 18-September 25; Kunsthalle, Basel, October 22-November 27; Stadische Kunstsammlung, Nuremberg, January 17-February 20, 1967; Kusthalle, Nuremberg; Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, April 15-May 28; catalogue)
  Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, David Smith 1906-1965. A Retrospective Exhibition, September 28-November 15 (traveled to The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C., January 7-February 26, 1967; catalogue)
   
1967 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York, David Smith: Eight Early Works, 1935-1938, April (catalogue)
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, American Sculpture of the 60s, April 28-June 25 (traveled)
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, International Exhibition of Sculpture, October 20-February 4, 1968
   
1968 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York, David Smith: Small Sculpture of the Mid-Forties, May-June (catalogue)
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage, March 27-June 9 (traveled)
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art of the Real, U.S.A. 1948-1968, July 3-September 8
   
1969 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, David Smith, March 29-May 11 (traveled to: The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, June-September; The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., October-November; catalogue)
   
1970 University of Indiana, Bloomington, Noguchi & Rickey & Smith, November 8-December 13
   
1971 Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, Sculpture by David Smith in the Storm King Art Center Collection (catalogue)
  Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, Six Sculptors and Their Drawings, May 7-June 7
   
1972 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Recent American Painting & Sculpture in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, opened November 17
   
1973 Knoedler Contemporary Art, New York, David Smith: Drawings, October 13-November 3
  The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, David Smith of Bolton Landing: Sculpture and Drawings, July 1-September 30 (catalogue)
  Art Galleries, University of California at Santa Barbara, Nineteen Sculptors of the Forties, April 3-May 6
   
1974 Knoedler Contemporary Art, New York, David Smith (1912-1965), October 5-26 (catalogue)
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Great Decade of American Abstraction; Modernist Art 1960 to 1970, January 15-March 10
  University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963, Oct 13-Nov 17 (organized by the American Federation of Arts; catalogue; traveled to: University of Texas at Austin; Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY; Center for Music, Drama and Art, Lake Placid, NY; Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, Santa Ana, CA)
   
1975 Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL, David Smith Drawings 1952-1963, December 26-January 31, 1976
   
1976 Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, Germany, David Smith: Zeichnungen [David Smith: Drawings], January- February 29 (traveled to: Nationalgalerie Berlin Staatl. Museen PreusB. Kulterbesitz, March 16-May 2; Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg; catalogue)
  Knoedler Contemporary Art, New York, David Smith: Small Sculptures, March 16-April 7
  Knoedler Contemporary Art, New York, David Smith: Paintings, April 24-May 13
  Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, David Smith Exhibition, May 12-October 31 (catalogue)
  The Art Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara, Seven Plus Five: Sculptors in the 1950s, January 6-February 15 (traveled)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 200 Years of American Sculpture, March 16-September 26
   
1977 M. Knoedler & Co., New York, David Smith, November 22-December 10
  Daniel Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, Graham, Gorky, Smith and Davis in the Thirties, April 30-May 22
  San Jose Museum of Art , America VIII: Post War Modernism, November 4-December 31
   
1978 M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, David Smith (1906-1965), November 21-December 14 (catalogue)
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., American Art at Mid-Century: The Subjects of the Artist, June 1-January 14, 1979 (catalogue)
   
1979 Galerie Wentzel, Hamburg, David Smith 1906-1965: Wichtige Zeichungen aus dem Nachlass [Important Drawings from the Estate] , April 24-June 2
  The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., David Smith: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, July 26-October 28 (catalogue)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, David Smith: The Drawings, December 5-February 10, 1980 (traveled to: Serpentine Gallery, London, with sculpture added, May 3-June 8, 1980; Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan, February 1-April 12, 1981; catalogue)
  Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, David Smith, Robert Motherwell, May (catalogue)
  Lake George Arts Project , NY, The Prospect Mountain Sculpture Show: An Homage to David Smith, August 1-October 15
  Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, Vanguard American Sculpture 1913-1939, September 15-November 4
   
1980 M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, David Smith: Drawings with Color, May 14-June 13
  Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Skulpturen der Moderne; Julio González, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Tim Scott, Michael Steiner, Apr 13-May 22, 1980 (traveled)
   
1981 Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada, David Smith, The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930's and 1940's, January-March (traveled to: Seattle Art Museum, March 19-May 10; Winnipeg Art Gallery, August 14-September 26; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, October 15-November 15; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, December 6-January 17, 1982; and M. Knoedler and Company, New York, Spring; catalogue)
  Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, David Smith, Drawings for Sculpture: 1954-1964, April 26-May 30 (catalogue)
  Klonaridis Gallery, Toronto, David Smith: Drawings, October 31-November 21
  M. Knoedler & Co., New York, David Smith: Spray Paintings and Works on Paper, November 21-December 12 (catalogue)
  The Drawing Center, New York, Sculptor's Drawings over Six Centuries: 1400-1950, March 18-June 20
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Decade of Transition 1940-1950, April 30-June 12
   
1982 Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, David Smith: Drawings, January 15-February 6 (catalogue)
  Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954-1964, May 19-October 31 (catalogue)
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution., Washington, D.C., David Smith. Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman, November 4-January 2, 1983 (traveled to San Antonio Museum of Art, March 27-June 4, 1983; catalogue)
  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., From The Life of the Artist: A Documentary View of David Smith, November 4-January 2, 1983 (traveled to San Antonio Museum of Art, March 27-June; catalogue)
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., David Smith, November 7-April 24, 1983 (catalogue)
   
1983 M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, David Smith: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, April 23-May 12 (catalogue)
  Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, David Smith: Workbook Drawings for Sculpture (1954-1964), April 28-August 21
  Arts Club of Chicago, David Smith: Spray Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, June 1-30 (catalogue)
  Washburn Gallery, New York, David Smith: Paintings from 1930-1947, September 20-October 30 (catalogue)
  Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1927-1944, November 5-December 31
  M. Knoedler & Co., New York, Adolf Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, David Smith, December 7-January 4, 1984
   
1984 Jeffrey Hoffeld & Co., Inc, New York, David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954-1960, January 17-August 25
  The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Dorothy Dehner/David Smith: Their Decades of Search and Fulfillment, January 15-March 4 (traveled to Skidmore College Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 19-May 13; catalogue)
  Nielsen Gallery, Boston, David Smith: Selected Drawings, 1946-1960, September 8-29
  M. Knoedler & Co., New York, David Smith: Sculpture, Painting and Drawing of the Fifties, November 17-December 6 (catalogue)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Third Dimension: Sculpture of the New York School, December 6-March 3, 1985 (traveled)
   
1985 Anthony d'Offay, London, David Smith: Sprays From Bolton Landing, July 3-August 24 (catalogue)
  Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK, The Drawings of David Smith, November 16-December 29 (organized by The International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, D.C.; traveled from March 1986-March 1988 to: St. Louis Art Museum, January 21-March 2, 1986; Little Rock, AR; Fort Worth, TX; Poughkeepsie, NY; Utica, NY; Beaumont, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Seattle, WA; Santa Barbara, CA; Portland, OR; Claremont, CA; and Kansas City, MO; The The Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH; catalogue)
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Transformation in Sculpture: Four Decades of American and European Art, November 22-January 16, 1986
   
1986 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, David Smith, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen [David Smith, Sculpture and Drawings], March 14-April (co-organized with Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main; traveled to Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut June 19-September 28; and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, November 7-January 4, 1987; catalogue)
  Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf, David Smith, Die reifen Jahre, 1951-1965: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen [David Smith, the Mature Years, 1951-1965: Sculpture and Drawings] October 2-November 8 (catalogue)
  M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, David Smith: Drawings and Sculpture, October 8-November 1
  Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Qu'est ce que c'est la sculpture modern? [What is Modern Sculpture?], July 3-October 13
  Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, The Interpretive Link: Abstract Surrealism into Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper, 1938-1948, July 16-September 14
  The Brooklyn Museum, NY, The Machine Age in America 1918-1941, October 17-February 16, 1987
   
1987 Pace Prints, New York, David Smith: The Prints, February 27-March (catalogue)
  Washburn Gallery, New York, David Smith: Paintings from the 1930's, March 3-28 (catalogue)
  Dallas Museum of Art, A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, April 5-May 31
  Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich, Selected Works from the Collection of Asher B. Edelman, June 17-July 3
   
1988 Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, May 16-June 25 (catalogue)
  Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, David Smith: Drawings of the Fifties, July 13-August 12 (catalogue)
  The Australian Biennale, Art Gallery of New South, Sydney, From the Southern Cross: A View of World Art c.1940-88, May 18-July 3
   
1989 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, Human Concern/Personal Torment. The Grotesque in American Art Revisited, December 14-January 8, 1990
   
1990 Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, David Smith: Works on Paper, January 6-February 10 (catalogue)
  Knoedler & Company, New York, David Smith. Nudes: Drawings and Paintings from 1927-1964, March 29-April 26 (traveled to The Montclair Art Museum, NJ, July 1-August 19, 1990; catalogue)
  The Fourth Australian Sculpture Triennial, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Bulleen, Victoria, Australia, David Smith: Drawings and Sculpture, September 13-November 4 (catalogue)
  Washburn Gallery, New York, David Smith: Paintings into Sculpture, October 30-December 1 (catalogue)
   
1991 Imperial War Museum, London, David Smith: Medals For Dishonor, 1937-1940, April 25-June 23 (organized by the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture at the Leeds City Art Gallery, U.K, and Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London; traveled to: The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, July 14-September 29; Leeds City Art Gallery, December 5-February 1, 1992; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, February 29-April 5, 1992; catalogue)
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, Art of the Forties, February 24-April 30
   
1992 Knoedler & Company, New York, David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, April 30-July 1
   
1993 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Picasso and the Age of Iron, March 19-May 16
   
1994 Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, David Smith, April 14-May 30 (traveled to: Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, June 7-July 17; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan, July 26-September 25; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, October 5-November 20; catalogue)
  Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, David Smith, The Charcoal Drawings: 1958, April 30-June 4 (catalogue)
  Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, David Smith, Medals for Dishonor, 1937-1940, November 29-January 28, 1995 (catalogue)
  Tampa Museum of Art, Between Transcendence and Brutality: American Sculptural Drawings from the 1940s and 1950s: Louis Bourgeois, Dorothy Dehner, Herbert Ferber, Seymour Lipton, Isamu Noguchi, Theodore Roszak, David Smith, January 30-April 21 (traveled)
   
1995 Washburn Gallery, New York, David Smith: The Inspiration of Music, February 15-March 25 (catalogue)
  Knoedler Gallery, New York, David Smith: To and From the Figure, April 29-May 20 (catalogue; traveled to Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, September 1-30; Galerie Piltzer, November 29-January, 1996)
  Prada MilanoArte, Milan, David Smith in Italy, May 16-June 30 (traveled to: Knoedler & Co, New York, as David Smith and Italy: Voltri Landscapes and Sprays, September 5-October 5, 1996; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, December 15, 1996-February 9, 1997; catalogue)
  Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, David Smith: "This Work Is My Identity," June 3-May 5, 1996 (catalogue)
  Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan, Kokunai shozo: Amerika chusho hyogen shugi no meisakuten [Abstract expressionism: Masterpieces from Japanese collections], March 11-June 4
   
1996 IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Centro Julio González, Spain, David Smith, January 18-March 18 (traveled to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, April 23-July 1; catalogue)
  Columbus Museum of Art, OH, David Smith: Medals for Dishonor, November 7-January 12, 1997 (organized by Independent Curators Incorporated, New York; traveled to: DePree Art Center, Hope College, Holland, MI, September 12-November 7, 1998; and Boston University Art Gallery, January 22-March 7, 1999; catalogue)
   
1997 Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, The Fields of David Smith, May 19-November 16 (Part I of a three-part exhibition presented in 1997, 1998 and 1999; catalogue)
  Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI, David Smith: "Replacing the Shower of Sparks with the Spray of Paint," Sprays and Drawings, October 24-November 29 (catalogue)
   
1998 Gagosian, New York, Painted Steel: The Late Works of David Smith, April 18-May 23 (catalogue)
  Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, David Smith: Photographs 1931-1965, March 7-April 8 (co-organized with and presented at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, April 30-May 17; catalogue)
  Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, The Fields of David Smith, May 18th-November 15 (Part II of a three-part exhibition presented in 1997, 1998 and 1999; catalogue)
  Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris, La sculpture moderne au Jardin des Tuileries, December
  Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Stop Action, December 19-February 24, 1999 (catalogue)
   
1999 Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, The Fields of David Smith, May 17-November 15 (Part III of a three-part exhibition presented in 1997, 1998 and 1999; catalogue)
  Tel Aviv Museum of Art, David Smith: Paintings, Sculptures and Medals, November 15, 1999-February 15, 2000 (catalogue)



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