Past
 

When Modern was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection
Westmoreland Museum, Greensburg, PA
February 25, 2017 - May 21, 2017

This unprecedented traveling tour of some of the finest works from the Neuberger Museum of Art in New York proudly documented the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America.

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The Billiard Player, 1945
 

Serialities
Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
February 15 - April 8, 2017

Serialities was a group exhibition that investigated the relationship between photography, sculpture, and drawing. It examined notions of seriality and repetition, revealing both the linear and non-linear narratives emerging from artists' experiments with sequencing or exploration of a continuous idea or concept.

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Untitled, 1960
 

Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947-1962
Hauser & Wirth, 69th Street, New York
February 2 - April 1, 2017

Dedicated to the synergistic relationship that existed between visual artists and composers living in New York CIty during the years following World War II, this exhibition featured works by Louise Bourgeois, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Phillip Guston, Franz Kline, and Joan Mitchell, in addition to David Smith.

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Forging IX, 1955
 

Postwar - Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965
Haus der Kunst, Munich
October 14, 2016 - March 26, 2017

This prominent exhibition analyzed the time immediately after World War II with a particular focus on the truly global conditions of this era. Comprised of works by 180 artists from 50 different countries, it was organized into eight thematic sections ranging from "Concrete Visions" to "Cosmopolitan Modernisms."

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The Maiden's Dream, 1949
 

Modern Sculptors in Indiana
Eskanazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington
May 24, 2016 - March 12, 2017

Presented in conjunction with the Indiana State Bicentennial, this installation featured the work of artists Robert Laurent, David Smith, George Rickey, David Hayes, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi and William Wiley, all of whom have or had Indiana connections.

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Pillar of Sunday, 1945
 

From Rodin to Bourgeois: Sculpture in the 20th Century
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
October 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017


This major retrospective of modern sculpture pinpoints key developments in the medium created in both Europe and America during the 1900s.

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Untitled (Study for Agricola I), 1951
 

The Art of American Dance: 1830-1960
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas
October 22, 2016 - January 16, 2017


This traveling exhibition, which previously toured at the Detroit Institute of Arts (March 20 - June 12, 2016) and the Denver Art Museum (July 10 - October 22, 2016), explores the influences, evolution, and distinct traditions of dance in America between 1830 and 1960.

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Terpsichore & Euterpe, 1947
 

Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami
October 2, 2016 - January 15, 2017


Pulled from an expansive collection of almost 60 works by some of the world's most recognizable modern and contemporary artists, this exhibition illustrates the important role working on paper plays for sculptors in the creative process.

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Untitled, 1957
 

The Looser Collection. Dialogues.
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
April 29 - October 30, 2016

Museum Folkwang is presenting a selection of works from the Looser Collection in Switzerland - one of the most significant compilations of modern and contemporary art in Europe - in dialogue with pieces from its own collection.

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Woman Music, 1944
 

200 Years of Indiana Art: a Cultural Legacy
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis
March 19 - October 2, 2016

Presented historical and contemporary works from the past two centuries by artists whose ideas helped to mold the cultural landscape of Indiana.

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Untitled, 1962
 

20th Century American Masters
Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz
July 7 - September 4, 2016

Timed to coincide with St. Moritz Art Masters, this exhibition highlighted the influence and contributions of iconic 20th century American artists such as Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana in addition to David Smith as well as lesser known but highly influential artists such as Dan Baden and Ronnie Cutrone.

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Iron Woman, 1964
 

David Smith: Form in Color
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
June 12 - September 18, 2016

This exhibition marked the gallery’s first presentation of the artist since beginning work with the Estate in 2015. It focused on Smith’s practice between 1958 and 1964, the important final years of his life.

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Circles Intercepted, 1961
 

The Campaign for Art: Modern and Contemporary
San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco
May 14 - September 18, 2016

One of several exhibitions that highlighted the museum's 'Campaign for Art,' this display introduced the range and quality of newly committed and gifted works in a multidisciplinary selection that may be seen to strengthen and deepen SFMOMA’s collection.

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Jurassic Bird, 1945
 

Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
April 19 - September 18, 2016

A grand special exhibition on occasion of the inauguration of the enlarged Kunstmuseum Basel, Sculpture on the Move focused on sculptural art between the end of World War II and the present, and mapped the medium's dynamic evolution from classical ideas to those that are more flexible and abstract.

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Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties
Dominique Levy Gallery, New York

January 27 - March 26, 2016

Curated by Kate Ganz, this exhibition coincided with the 40th anniversary of the 1976 exhibition Drawing Now at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Untitled, 1960
 

Metal: American Sculpture, 1945-1970
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
November 6, 2015 - January 16, 2016

Featuring an array of floor, pedestal and wall pieces from a number of notable artists, including David Smith, Metal: American Sculpture, 1945-1970 sought to put modern sculpture into perspective with painted works of the same era.

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Compass Circle, 1962
 


Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor North
October 30, 2015 - April 3, 2016


American artists, including Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O'Keeffe, David Smith and Wayne Thiebaud, were shown here alongside examples of the European Modernism that inspired them. This show was accompanied by a catalogue with contributions from curators Karen Lemmey, Joann Moser, and E. Carmen Ramos.

 

 
Reclining Figure, 1935
 

Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
October 29, 2015 - February 15, 2016


More than 100 sculptures from Europe and the United States came together in this exhibition, which took a comprehensive look at three-dimensional Surrealism.

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Saw Head, 1933
 

The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University Art Gallery

September 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Over 80 ceramic objects on loan from Linda Schlenger were displayed alongside works from Yale's collection, giving context and historical significance to an ultimately overlooked medium within the realm of contemporary art.

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Isabella, 1956
 

Sprayed
June 11--August 1, 2015
Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London

This extensive exhibition explored the myriad ways in which artists have employed the impulsive yet de-personalized and non-gestural forces of spray.

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Untitled, 1964
 

David Smith: Drawings and Sculpture. Acting in Space
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
April 25 - June 27, 2015

Highlighting works produced between 1950 and 1960, this presentation paid tribute to Smith’s pioneering use of industrial methods and materials to radically reconceive sculpture as drawing in space. The works Smith produced during this critical ten-year period transformed and expanded the breakthroughs of European Modernism, and inspired the next generation of artists whose work came to define late twentieth century sculpture.

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Untitled, 1952
 

Jackson Pollock's Mural: Energy Made Visible
Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin
Museo Picasso, Malaga

April 23 - November 16, 2015

Presented by the Peggy Guggenheim collection, this exhibition placed Pollock's mural in context with other works that explore action and energy, including paintings and sculpture by Lee Krasner, David Smith, and Robert Motherwell.

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Tanktotem III, 1953
 

Here and Above: A Dialogue Between Sculptures
VIrginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

April 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016

Two Box Structure by David Smith was installed alongside a sculpture by his daughter, Rebecca Smith, in a year-long exhibition held in the Cochrane Atrium.

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Two Box Structure, 1961
 

De-Formations
Bruce SIlverstein Gallery, New York

February 26-April 18, 2015

Works by Jean Arp, Richard Artschwager, Romare Bearden, Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, Robert Mapplethorpe, Henry Moore, and David Smith were juxtaposed with photographs from the Distortion series (originally entitled Deformations) by Andre Kertesz.

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Untitled (Nude), 1964
 

Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Denver Art Museum, March 2, 2014-June 8, 2014
Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
San Diego Museum of Art, October 4, 2014-January 27, 2015
Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, February 21-June 1, 2015


The paintings and sculptures included in this exhibition were drawn from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which held a larger-scale version of this traveling exhibition for its 150th anniversary in 2011.

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Tanktotem IV, 1953
 


Giacometti - Smith
Ordovas Gallery, London
February 6 - April 11, 2015


The two pioneers of modern sculpture were represented by a focused selection of works from the 1950s. An illustrated catalogue accompanied this exhibition.

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Anchorhead, 1952
 

 

The New York School, 1969: Henry Gehdzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
January 13 - March 14, 2015

This show featured works by Albers, Calder, Chamberlain, Cornell, di Suvero, Flavin, Frankenthaler, Gottlieb, Hofmann, Judd, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Louis, Morris, Motherwell, Noguchi, Noland, Oldenberg, Olitski, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Smith, Stella, and Warhol from Geldzahler's original selections for New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970.

 
Bronze Planes, 1964
 

Art in the Making
Freedman Art, New York
October 30, 2014-March 31, 2015

Art in the Making included sculptures by Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Lee Bontecou Helen Frankenthaler, Stephen Greene, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Alfred Leslie, Jackson Pollock, Charles Pollock, and David Smith.

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