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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.

2000 Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR, David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions, April 18-June 18 (organized by Arts Management Services/American Federation of Arts, New York; traveled to: Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, December 1, 2000-February 18, 2001; Mary and Leigh Block Art Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, March 7-April 26; Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, Connecticut College, New London, June 25-August 26; National Academy of Design Museum, New York, November 27, 2001-January 27, 2002; catalogue)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, David Smith on the Roof, May 16-late Fall
Gagosian Gallery, New York, David Smith. The Last Nudes, September 14-October 21 (traveled to Gagosian Gallery, London, January 25-March 3, 2001; catalogue)
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Crossroads of American sculpture: David Smith, George Rickey, John Chamberlain, Robert Indiana, William T. Wiley, Bruce Nauman, October 14-January 21, 2001 (traveled; catalogue)
Societe des expositions du palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, Voici, cent ans d'art contemporain, November 30-January 28, 2001
2001 Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, David Smith Ink Drawings from 1957, January 11-February 10 (catalogue)

Washburn Gallery, New York, Jackson Pollock and David Smith: Paintings and Sculptures from the 1930s and the 1940s, February 15-March 24 (catalogue)

2002 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, September 21-Feb 16, 2003 (traveled, in reduced form, to Knoedler Gallery, New York, November 13, 2003-January 4, 2004; catalogue)
2003 École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Chapelle des Petits-Augins, Paris, Dessins de David Smith: un choix d'Alain Kirili [Drawings by David Smith; Selected by Alain Kirili], March 18-April 27 (catalogue)
American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, A Selection from the Estate: David Smith -- Works on Paper 1952-1960, September 12-November 29
Acquavella Gallery, New York, 20th Century Sculpture, April 4-May 22
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain, El Expresionismo Abstracto Americano en las Colecciones Españolas [American Abstract Expressionist Works in Spanish Collections], October 7-January 11, 2004
Danese Gallery, New York, Black/White, November 21-December 19
2004 Gagosian Gallery, New York, David Smith, Related Clues: Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture 1931-1964, March 13-April 17 (catalogue)
IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Centro Julio González, Spain, David Smith: Dibujante. Entre Eros y Tánatos [David Smith: Draftsman. Between Eros and Thanatos], July 15-September 26 (catalogue)
Gagosian Gallery, London, Drawings, January 29-March 27
Donjon de Vez, France, Sculpture Monumentale Américaine
[Monumental American Sculpture]
, July 3-October 30, 2005
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, Bare Clay: Ceramic Nudes in 20th-Century Art, September 7-October 30
Sarah Lawrence College, Monika A. and Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Visual Arts Center, Bronxville, New York, Forging New Visions: Teaching the Visual Arts at Sarah Lawrence College, November 5-December 17
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, Reuniting an Era: Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s, November 12-January 25, 2005
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Life Understood, November 20-January 30, 2005
2005 Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, David Smith: Drawing + Sculpting, April 16-July 17 (catalogue)
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, David Smith: Paintings and Drawings 1955-1958, July 9-August 20 (catalogue)
Gagosian Gallery, New York, David Smith/Alexander Calder: Large Scale Works, January 22-February 26
Tucson Museum of Art, Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries, January 29-May 5
National Academy of Design, New York, Surrealism USA, February 17-May 8
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, Black, March 11-April 23
Danese Gallery, New York, Works on Paper, April 21-May 27
Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, Salute to the 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York, September 8-October 29
ACA Galleries, New York, Continuum: Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the Arts Students League of New York, October 15-November 26
Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, Nice, France, École de New York: Expressionisme abstrait américaine, oeuvres sur papier [New York School: American Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper] , December 8-March 5, 2006
2006 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, David Smith: A Centennial, February 3-May 14 (traveled to: Museé national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, June 14-August 21; and Tate Modern, London, November 1-January 21, 2007; catalogue)
Gagosian Gallery, New York, David Smith: Personage, March 10-April 15 (traveled to Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, November 2-December 9; catalogue)
Knoedler & Company, New York, Seeing David Smith: Photographs by Dan Budnik, March 18-May 26 (traveled to Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, June 16-July 16; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, December 2-February 25, 2007; catalogue)
American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, David Smith: Sprays, September 8-November 17
Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, New York, Archival to Contemporary: Six Decades of the Sculptors Guild, January 30-April 8
  Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York, Toward a New American Cubism, May 16-July 7
  The Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, New York New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Film, Music, and Video, July 14-Sepember 10
  Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, Coming of Age: American Art, 1950s to 1950s, September 9-January 7, 2007 (traveled nationally and internationally)
  Washburn Gallery, New York, The Picasso Influence in Pollock, Rothko and Smith, October 1-November 30
  Paul Kasmin Gallery & Edelman Arts, Inc., New York, Surrealism: Then and Now, October 11-November 11
2007 Art Basel Miami, Miami, David Smith, Object and Image: Small Paintings 1954-1958, December 6-9 (organized by Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles; traveled to Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, February 2-March 8, 2008; catalogue)
  Waqas Wajahat in association with Ingrao Gallery, New York, Landscape: Form and Thought, May 3-July 14
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Nineteen Going on Twenty: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of The Contemporary Museum, May 19-August 12
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Centennial of Paul Mellon's Birth, September 18-January 13, 2008
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 18-February 3, 2008
  Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, "Don’t Look,” Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958), September 19-December 9
  Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, 1937: Perfektion und Zerstörung [1937: Perfection and Destruction], September 30-January 13, 2008
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, "Abstract Expressionist Drawings," November 1-February 3, 2008
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, The Luther W. Brady Collection at the Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, November 27-April 3, 2008
2008 Gagosian Gallery, New York, David Smith: Sprays, January 17-February 23 (catalogue)
  Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, David Smith: Working Surface -- Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures 1932-1962, June 1-September 20; traveled to Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Germany, February 1-May 4, 2009 (catalogue)
  The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Degas to Diebenkorn: The Phillips Collects, February 9-May 25
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Collecting Collections: Highlights from The Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February 10-May 19
  Princeton University Art Museum, NJ, An Educated Eye: The Princeton University Art Museum Collection, February 22-June 15
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Beyond the Grasp: Sculpture Transcending the Physical, March 13-August 31
  The Jewish Museum, Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, May 4-September 21 (traveled to Saint Louis Art Museum, October 17-January 25, 2009, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, February 27-May 31, 2009.
  National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The 1930s: The Making of "The New Man," June 6-September 7
  Art Institute of Chicago, Collecting for Chicago: Prints, Drawings, and Patronage; Five Families Build Collections of Works on Paper for the Art Institute of Chicago, June 14-September 14
  The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Sand: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor, June 29-September 14
  Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, Modernist Sculpture: The Teresa and Alvin S. Lane Collection, July 19-September 28
  Haunch of Venison, New York, Abstract Expressionism -- A World Elsewhere, September 12-November 12
  Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, "For What You Are About to Receive," September 18-October 25
  Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, September 20-January 4, 2009.
  Gagosian Gallery, New York, Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object, September 23-December 20
  Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France, 1945-1949: Repartir à zero, comme si la peinture n'avait jamais existé, October 24-February 2, 2009
2009 Russell Bowman Gallery, Chicago, David Smith: Works on Paper, November 6-January 2, 2010
Washburn Gallery, New York, The Cedar Bar, January 15-March 14
Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, Geometry as Image, January 16-March 21
Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Photography in the Abstract, January 17-March 7
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, The Thaw Collection of Master Drawings: Acquisitions Since 2002, January 23-May 3
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time, January 24-May 24
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain, New York New Drawings: 1946-2007, January 27-May 24
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1960-1989, January 30-April 19
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois, New Installation of The Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery, January 30-May 24
Institut Valenciá d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain, La Escultura en la Coleccion del IVAM, February 5-May 3
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, Marble, February 12-June 10
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Sites, February 19-May 3
Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont, Tradition, Innovation, and Good Design: The Ceramics of David Gil, March 14-May 17
Danese Gallery, New York, Sculpture and Drawings, April 24-May 29
Tate Liverpool, England, DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, May 1-April 11, 2010
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, 1959, June 5-August 15
Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Switzerland, Aspects of Pop, June 6-July 31
The British Museum, London, Medals of Dishonor, June 25-September 27
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part Two: Sculpture), September 10-October 31
Meadows Museum, Dallas, Face and Form: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture in the Meadows Collection, October 7-February 21, 2010
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, Modern Masters, November 4-December 23
2010 Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, David Smith: Don Quixote, February 19-April 3. (catalogue)
Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York, David Smith, February 26-April 10. (catalogue)
The Art Institute of Chicago, Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900-1950s, January 30-April 4.
Amon Carter Museum, Austin, Texas, American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum, February 27-May 30 (organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; traveled to: Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, June 22-September 12; and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, October 2-January 2, 2011)
United States Embassy, London, Americans Abroad: Masterworks by Modern and Contemporary Artists, March-ongoing.
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, Summertime, Summer.
D'Amelio-Terras Gallery, New York, Spray, July 8-August 13.
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, Advancing Abstraction in Modern Sculpture, July 21-February 20, 2011.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, August 2-November 1 (travels to Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, February 25-May 13, 2011)
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, Masters of the Gesture, October 2-November 6.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Abstract Expressionist New York, October 3-April 25, 2011.
The British Museum, London, Picasso to Julie Mehretu: Modern Drawings from the British Museum Collection, October 7-April 25, 2011.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC, Figuring Abstraction, October 30-August 28, 2011.
2011 IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Centro Julio González, Valencia, Spain, Julio González/ David Smith: un diálogo sobre la escultura, January 20-May 1. (catalogue in Spanish, Valencian and English)
American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, David Smith: Paintings and Works on Paper from the 1950s, February-May 28.
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., David Smith Invents, February 12-May 15. (catalogue)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, April 3-July 24, traveled to Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 6, 2011-January 8, 2012, and Wexner Center for the Arts, January 28-April 15, 2012. (catalogue)
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, David Smith: Drawing Space, March 31-May 14. (catalogue)
Danese Gallery, New York, Works on Paper II, January 7-February 5, 2011.
  Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Switzerland, Miro-Chagall-Smith-Calder, February 8 - April 4 .
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, Malevich and the American Legacy, March 3-April 3, 2011.
  Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Reflections on a Museum: The Medium and the Message, April 7-November 11.
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, April 8-September 5, 2011.
  Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy, Made in Italy, May 27-July 29. (catalogue)
  Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Collects: 150 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from Alumni Collections, September 9-December 4. (catalogue)
2012 Galerie Gmurzynska, David Smith: Points of Power, June 10 - August. (catalogue)
  Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, Drawn, January 7 - March 10.
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Art Archive, Abstract Expressionisms: Painting and Drawings from the Collection, January 18 - June 10.
Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927–1942, January 29 - April 28. (catalogue)
Dallas Museum of Art, Face to Face: International Art at the DMA, February 12 - June 10.
Ordovas Gallery, London, Julio González: First Master of the Torch, February 14 - April 2. (catalogue)
Pace Gallery. 32 E 57th Street, New York, Mythology, February 22 - April 14. (catalogue)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Signs & Symbols, June 28 - October 28.
  Royal Academy of Arts, London, Bronze, September 15-December 9.
  State Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia, Medals of Dishonour, September 28, 2012 - January 13, 2013. (catalogue)
  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Encounters with the '30s, October 2, 2012-January 7, 2013. (catalogue)
  New York Historical Society, WWII & NYC, October 5, 2012-May 27, 2013. (catalogue)
2013 Gagosian Gallery, David Smith: the Forgings, October 29, 2013- January 11, 2014. (catalogue)
  The Hyde Collection, Fifty at Fifty: Five Decades of Collecting at The Hyde, January 27-April 14.
  Tacoma Art Museum, Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the collection of BNY Mellon, February 23-May 26. (catalogue)
  Hollis Taggert Galleries, Summer Selections, May 3-June 3.
  Fondation Fernet-Branca, Abstraction Americaine, June 2- September 22. (catalogue)
  Hauser & Wirth, Re-View: Onnasch Collection, September 20-December 14.
  Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, The Nancy Graves Project & Special Guests, October 10, 2013-February 16, 2014. (catalogue)
  Centre Georges Pompidou, Le Surrealisme et l'objet, October 30, 2013- March 3, 2014 (catalogue)
2014 Clark Art Institute, Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith, July 4-October 19, 2014. (catalogue)
  Craig F. Starr Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler and David Smith, June 6-August 8, 2014. (catalogue)
  Phillips Collection, Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970, March 1-August 31, 2014. (catalogue)
  Denver Art Museum, Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, March 2-June 8, 2014
  Freedman Art, Carved, Cast, Crushed and Constructed, March 8-May 31, 2014
  Mnuchin Gallery, Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century, April 24-June 7, 2014
2015 Ordovas Gallery, Giacometti-Smith, February 6-April 11, 2015. (catalogue)
  Galerie Karsten Greve, David Smith: Drawings and Sculpture. Acting in Space, April 25-June 27, 2015
  Paul Kasmin Gallery, The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 13-March 14, 2015
  Whitney Museum of American Art, America is Hard to See, May 1-September 27, 2015
  Gagosian Gallery, London. Sprayed: Works from 1929-2015, January 13-March 14, 2015
  Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Tutto e felice nella vita dell'arte: Omaggio a Giovanni Carandente, January 13-March 14, 2015
  Yale University Art Gallery, The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and Yale University Art Gallery , September 4, 2015-January 3, 2016
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York, October 29, 2015-February 15, 2016
  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection, October 30, 2015-April 3, 2016


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