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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.


1930 Print Club of Philadelphia, Fourth Annual Exhibition of American Block Prints, March 17-April 5
 
1934 Academy of Allied Art, New York, Winter Exhibition of Paintings by Four Contemporary Artists, January 18-February 10
 
1937 Boyer Galleries, New York, Group Show
 
1938 East River Gallery, New York, David Smith: Steel Sculpture, January 19 to February 5 (catalogue)
  Fine Arts Galleries, New York, American Abstract Artists, February 14-28
  Federal Art Project Works Progress Administration at the Federal Art Gallery, New York, Sculpture Exhibition, March 23-April 16
 

John Wanamaker, New York, Second Annual Membership Exhibition of the American Artists' Congress, May 5-21

  Onya La Tour Gallery, New York, Summer Group Showing of Painters and Sculptors
  Municipal Art Society, Municipal Art Galleries, New York, 37th Exhibition, October 25-November 13
 
1939 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, David Smith.
  New School for Social Research, New York, United American Sculptors Exhibition, February
  Riverside Museum, New York, Third Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints by American Abstract Artists, March 7-26
  New York Worlds Fair, New York, Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, April 30-October
  ACA Gallery, New York, Group Show, September 18-30
 
1940 St. Paul Gallery and School of Art, MI, David Smith, March (traveled to University Gallery, University of Minnesota)
  Neumann/Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith, March 25-April 15 (catalogue)
  Willard Gallery, New York, Medals for Dishonor by David Smith, November 5-23 (catalogue)
  Bonestell Gallery, New York, Twelve Sculptors, February 2-17
  Buchholz Gallery, New York, American Sculpture of Today, December 30-January 18, 1941
 
1941 Kalamazoo Institute of Art, MI, Medals For Dishonor, February
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Medals For Dishonor, November-December
  Buchholz Gallery, New York, Contemporary U.S. Sculpture, January
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Sculpture, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints, January 15-February 19
  Albany Institute of History and Art, NY, Sculptors Guild Traveling Exhibition, February
  Sculptors' Guild, Village Square, New York, Third Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, April 28-May
  Albany Institute of History and Art, NY, 6th Annual Exhibition of Artists of the Upper Hudson, May
  Congress of American Artists, Hotel Commodore, New York, Anti-War Show, June
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 15 American Sculptors, October 1-29 (traveled)
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 20th Century Sculptures and Constructions, October 2-26 (traveled)
  Buchholz Gallery, New York, Seventy-Five Selected Prints/Small Sculptures, December 8-27
 
1942 Willard Gallery, New York, Jewelry by David Smith, January
  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, David Smith, January 8-28
  Willard Gallery, New York, Group Show, March
  Albany Institute of History and Art, NY, Seventh Annual Exhibition--Artists of the Upper Hudson, May
  Sculptors' Guild, Rockefeller Center, New York, Fourth Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, September 15-October 15
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1942-1943 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, November 24-January 6, 1943
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Artists for Victory, December 7-February 22, 1943
 
1943 Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith, April 6-May 1 (catalogue)
  Willard Gallery, New York, 7 Years, December 6-31
  Buchholz/Willard Galleries, New York, American Sculpture of Our Time, January 5-23
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, November 23-January 4, 1944
 
1944 Albany Institute of History and Art, NY, 9th Annual Exhibit of Artists of the Upper Hudson, April 26-June 3
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Art in Progress, May 24-October 15
 
1945 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, January 3-February 8
  Buchholz Gallery, New York, Recent Work by American Sculptors, February 6-24
  Albany Institute of History and Art, NY, Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Artists of the Upper Hudson, April 26-June 3
  Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY, Ten Masterpieces of Art, November 3-19
 
1946 American Association of University Women, Biennial Convention, Baker Hotel, Dallas, David Smith, April 13-20 (exhibition organized by the AAUW and Marian Willard Gallery, New York; traveled to: Gary Public Library, Gary, IN; Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, IN; Worcester Pressed Steel Museum, MA; Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute; East Central State College and Public Library, Ada, OK; City Library, Logan, UT; Provo Public Library, IT; Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH; Roosevelt College, Chicago; Michigan State College, East Lansing; Junior Gallery, Louisville, KY; Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, 1946-52; catalogue)
  Buchholz Gallery/Willard Gallery, New York, The Sculpture of David Smith, January 2-26 (catalogue)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, February 5-13
  City Art Museum of St. Louis, Origins of Modern Sculpture, March 30-May 1
  Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture: Objects -- Constructions, April 4-May 6
  Albany Institute of History and Art, 11th Annual Exhibition of Artists of the Upper Hudson, May-June
  Wildenstein Gallery, New York, Sixth Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Members of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, September 18-October 5
  The Clay Club Sculpture Center, New York, Sculpture 1946, December
 
1947 Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, David Smith, opened January 17
  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Sculpture and Drawings by David Smith, February 4-25
  Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith: Sculpture, 1946-1947, April 1-26 (catalogue)
  Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Exhibition of Modern Sculpture, January-February
  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 142nd Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, January 26-March 2
  University of Nebraska, Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, 57th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, March 2-30
  Willard Gallery, New York, Selections from the Marion Willard Gallery, March 4-25
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, March 11-April 17
  Clay Club Sculpture Center, New York, Abstract and Non-Objective Sculpture, October 27-November 29
  Art Institute of Chicago, Abstract and Surrealist American Art: 58th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, November 6-January 11, 1948
 
1948 Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, KY, David Smith Medals for Dishonor, November 29-December 18 (catalogue)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, January 31-March 21
  Worcester Art Museum, MA, Sculpture at the Crossroads, February 15-March 21
  Sculptors' Guild, New York, 10th Outdoor Sculptors Exhibition, April
  Kleeman Gallery, New York, Group Show, May
 
1949 Willard Gallery, New York, Group Show, January 4-20
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, April 2-May 8
  Fairmont Park Art Association, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Third Sculpture International Exhibition, May 15-September 11
  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Modern Sculpture, Ocober 28-November 27
  American University, Washington, D.C., 19th and 20th Century Sculpture, November 13-December 20
 
1950 Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith, April 18-May 13 (catalogue)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, Apr 1-May 28
  Smith College Museum, Northampton, MA, Works of Art Belonging to Alumnae, June 1950
  Middelheim Park, Antwerp, Belgium, International Open Air Exhibition, Summer
  Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA, Post-Abstract Painting 1950--France and America, August 6-September 4
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Carvers, Modelers, Welders: A Selection of Recent American Sculpture, October 5-26 (traveled)
  J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, Midwestern College Art Conference, Sculpture by Panel Members, October 26-28
 
1951 Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith, March 27-April 21 (catalogue)
  Bennington College, VT, David Smith, November 16-25
  American University, Washington, D.C., Tradition and Experiment: An Exhibition of Modern Sculpture, January 21-February 15 (organized by the American Federation of the Arts; traveled)
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, January 23-March 4
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, March 17-May 6
  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 34 American Artists, June 4-August 30
  Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, I Bienal de São Paulo, U.S. Representation, October
  Art Institute of Chicago, 60th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, October 25-December 16
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, American Sculpture 1951, December 7-February 24, 1952
 
1952 Willard Gallery and Kleeman Galleries, New York, David Smith: Sculpture and Drawing, April 1-26 (catalogue)
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Sculpture and Drawings: David Smith, April 12-May 11 (catalogue)
  Catholic University, Washington, D.C., Drawings, Paintings, and Sculptures by David Smith, October 22-November 14
  Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, David Smith
  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 147th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, January 21-February 24
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, March 13-May 4
  Art Institute of Chicago, 12th Annual Exhibition, May 7-June 8
  Sculpture Center, New York, Exhibition: Welded Sculpture, October 6-31
  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount Park Association, Sculpture of the Twentieth Century, Oct 11-Dec 7 (traveled)
 
1953 Kootz Gallery, in association with the Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith: New Sculpture, January 26-February 14 (catalogue)
  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, David Smith, February
  Catholic University, Washington, D.C., Drawing, Paintings and Sculpture by David Smith, October 22-November 14
  Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith: Drawings, December 15-30
  Portland Art Museum, OR, Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, March
  University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, March 1-April 12
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, April 9-May 29
  Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, Douze peintres et sculpteurs american contemporains [Twelve Modern American Painters and Sculptors], April 24-June 7 (organized by the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; traveled)
 
1954 Willard Art Gallery, New York, David Smith, January 5-30 (catalogue)
  Contemporary Arts Center in the Cincinnati Art Museum, David Smith: Sculpture, Drawings, Graphics, May 19-June 13 (organized by the Cincinnati Modern Art Society; catalogue)
  Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, 64th Annual Exhibition, February 28-Mar 28
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, March 17-April 18
  XXVII Venice Biennale, American Representation: 2 Pittori, 3 Scultori [2 Painters, 3 Sculptors], June
  Art Institute of Chicago, 61st American Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, October 21-December 5
  Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, Plastic and Graphic Expressions by Modern Sculptors, November 11-31
 
1955 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Watercolors, January 12-February 20
  San Francisco Museum of Art, Three Contemporary Sculptors, May 19-June 12
  Towle Silversmiths, Newburyport, MA, Sculpture in Silver from Islands in Time, September (traveled)
 
1956 Willard Gallery, New York, David Smith Sculpture - Drawings, 1954-56, March 6-31 (catalogue)
  Munson-Willliams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Jan 8-29 (traveled)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, April 4-June 10
  Musée Rodin, Paris, Exposition internationale de sculpture contemporaine [International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture], Summer 1956
  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, American Sculpture Today, October
  Contemporary Arts Association, Houston, Monumentality in Modern Sculpture, December 13-January 13, 1957
 
1957 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, David Smith, September 10-0ctober 20 (catalogue)
  Fine Arts Associates (Otto M. Gerson), New York, Sculpture by David Smith, September 17-October 12 (catalogue)
  Widdifield Gallery, New York, David Smith (Sculpture in Silver), October 15-November 2
  Art Institute of Chicago, LXII American Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture, January 17-March 3
  Albany Institute of History and Art, NY, 20th-Century Moderns, February 1-23
  Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Irons in the Fire: An Exhibition of Metal Sculpture, October 17-December 1
  Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Group Show, December
 
1958 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Nature in Abstraction, January 14-March 16 (traveled)
  World's Fair, Brussels, United States Pavilion, April 3-October 30
  XXIX Biennale di Venezia, U.S. Representation: Lipton, Rothko, Smith and Tobey, June-October
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Human Image, October 10-November 23
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, November 11-January 4, 1959
  Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, December 5-February 8, 1959
 
1959 The New Gallery, Bennington College, VT, David Smith, opened March 26 (catalogue)
  French and Company, Inc., New York, David Smith: Paintings and Drawings, September (catalogue)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Museum and Its Friends--18 Living American Artists, March 5-April 12, 1959 (catalogue)
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Sculpture, U.S.A., May 13-August 16 (organized by The Museum of Modern Art Junior Council; traveled)
  Kassel, Germany, Dokumenta II: Skulptur, July 11-October 11
  Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, V São Paulo Bienal, U.S. Representation: Smith, Guston, Francis, Kadish, Frankenthaler, Goldberg, Kohn, Leslie, Marca-Reilli, Metcalf, Mitchell, Rauschenberg, September 21-December 31 (organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
  Fine Arts Associates, New York, Sculpture & Sculptor's Drawings, September 21-October 10
 
1960 French & Company, Inc., New York, Sculpture by David Smith, February 17-March 19 (catalogue)
  Everett Ellin Gallery, Los Angeles, David Smith, Sculpture & Drawings, November 7-December 3 (catalogue)
  Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, Selections: Painting, Sculpture, Summer-Fall
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawing, December 7-January 22, 1961
 
1961 Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, NY, David Smith, November 3-24 (organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York; traveled to: The Phillips-Exeter Academy, Exteter, NH, December 1961-February, 1962; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, February-March, 1962; Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., April 1962; Herron Museum of Art, Indianapolis, September 1962; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, October-November 1962; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, January 1963; Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, February-March, 1963)
  Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, David Smith: Recent Sculpture, October 10-28 (catalogue)
  Rochester Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York, Paintings and Sculpture from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, January 15-March 5 (traveled)
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art of Assemblage, October 2-November 20 (traveled)
  New School for Social Research, New York, Mechanism and Organism, October 5-November 27
  Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, October 27-January 7, 1962
  Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, Spotlight on Sculpture, December-January 1962
 
1962 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Geometric Abstraction in America, March 20-May 13
  Fine Arts Pavillion, World's Fair, Seattle, Art Since 1950, April 4-October 21
  Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, Monumental Sculpture, June-July
  Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy, Sculpture in the City, Summer
 
1963 State University of New York. Plattsburg, OH, David Smith: Drawings, December 1-22 (organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York; catalogue; traveled to: Bowling Green State University, OH; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; Northern Michigan University, Marquette; Mankato State College, MI; State College of Oswego, NY; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Paterson State College, Wayne, NJ; Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT; Madison Art Association, WI; University of Detroit; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Wichita State University, KS; Fresno State College, CA)
  Balin-Traube Gallery, New York, David Smith: A Decade of Drawings 1953-63, May 14-June 14
  Art Institute of Chicago, 66th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, January 11-February 10
  Battersea Park, London County Council, Sculpture in the Open Air; Exhibition of Contemporary British and American Works, May-September
  Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C., Sculptors of Our Time, September 17-October 31
 
1964 Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, February 1-March 15 (catalogue)
  The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, David Smith, June 7-July 5
  Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York, David Smith, October (catalogue)
  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation at the Tate Gallery, London, '54-'64: Paintings and Sculpture of a Decade, April 22-June 28
  World's Fair, New York, New York State Pavilion, April 22-June 28
  Kassel, Germany, Documenta III, Summer
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, December 9-January 31, 1965



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