Group Exhibition History

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1941

“International Water Color Exhibition-Eleventh Biennial”
The Brooklyn Museum, New York City, March 28-May 11

1943

“Contemporary American Paintings from the Collection of the University of Arizona”
Presented under the Auspices of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 3-May 13

1946

“Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings”
Whitney Museum of American Art, February 5-March 13
The Pinacotheca, New York City, March 15-April 13

“Five Major Works by Stella, De Kooning, Smith, Benn, Hesketh”
Egan Gallery, New York City, closed September 30

1948

“Abstract and Surrealist American Art Fifty-eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture”
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1947-1948

1949

“Post Mondrian Painters”
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, May 16-June 11

1952

“Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 1952-1953

1959

“Project 1: An Exhibition”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

“Longview Foundation Purchases in Modern American Painting and Sculpture for the Union Santorium Association of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 9-21

1960

“Modern Classicism”
David Herbert Gallery, New York City, February 8-27

“Konkrete Kunst: 50 Jahre Entwicklung”
Helmaus Zurich, Germany, June 8-August 14

1961-1962

“Six American Abstract Painters”
Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, January 24-February 18

“Purism”
David Herbert Gallery, New York City, October 2-28

“American Abstract Expressionist and Imagists”
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, October 13-December 31

“The 1961 Pittsburgh International exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”
Pittsburgh Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania, October 27-January 7, 1962

1962

“65th Annual American Exhibition: Some Directions in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”
The Art Institute of Chicago, January 5 – February 18

“Geometric Abstraction in America”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 20- May 13, 1962

“1961”
The Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, April 3 – May 13

1963-1964

“Annual Exhibition 1962: Sculpture and Drawings”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, December 12, 1962 – February 3

“Twenty-eighth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”
The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, January18-March 3

“Formalists”
The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, June 6 – July 7

1963-65

“Banners: A New Art Form”
The American Federation of Arts, New York City, October 9, 1963 – April 28, 1965

1964

“The New Formalists: Contemporary Amerian Painting”
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, January 15 – February 9

“The Classic Spirit in 20th Century Art”
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, February 4 – 29

1964-65

“1964 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, December 9, 1964 – January 31, 1965
Daniels Gallery, New York City, December 22, 1964 – January 23, 1965

1965

“The Responsive Eye”
The Museum of Modern Art, February 25 – April 25

“Twenty-ninth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”
The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, February 26 – April 18

“An Exhibition of Retinal and Perceptual Art”
The University Art Museum of The University of Texas, April 11-May 9

“A Decade of American Drawings, 1955-1965”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, April 29-June 6

“American Collages”
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, May 11-July 25

“Colorists, 1950-965”
San Franicsco, Museum of Art, October 15-November 21

“75th Anniversary Exhibition, Three Disinguished Artists from Oklahoma: Lee Mullican, Joseph Glasco, Leon Polk Smith”
Museum of Art(Now Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art), University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

1966

“Fifty Years of Modern Art, 1916-1966”
The Cleveland Museum of Art, June 14-July 31

“Twenty Drawings: New Acquisitions”
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, August 2-October 2

“Systemic Paintings”
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Mueum, September 21-November 27

1973

“15 Artists Americains”
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

“Visual R & D- A Corporation Collects”
University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin

“Post-Mondrian Abstraction in America”
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

1974

“Celebration, Sarah Scaife Gallery Museum, of Art”
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Contemporary Art I”
Galerie Denise René-Hans Meyer, Dusseldorf, West Germany

“Striped and Shaped Canvases”
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York City

“Purism in New York, 1951-1963: Black and White”
Buecher and Harpsichords, New York City

1975

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

“American Art Since 1945”
traveling exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts

1976

“Contemporary Paintings”
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, New York City
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1977

“The Magic Circle”
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York City

“Paris-New York”
Musee National D’Art Moderns, Paris

“Perspectives: Three/Three, Drawings 1919-1957: Le Corbusier, Heurtaux, Herbin, Kassak, Picabia; Collages 1940-1975, Leon Polk Smith”
Pelham-Van Stoffler Gallery, Houston, Texas

“Tenth Street Days, The Co-Ops of the 50s”
Pleiades Gallery, New York City

“American Geometric Abstract Painting of the 1950s”
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

“Line-Weight -Color”
Denise René Gallery, New York City

1978

“Gallery Group Exhibition: Stable Plus Guests”
Susan Caldwell, Inc., New York City

1979

“Black and White are Colors, Paintings of the 1950s-1970s”
Galleries of the Larchmont Colleges, Claremont, California

“Collection: Art in America After World War II”
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

“Paintings and Sculptures by Candidates for Art Awards”
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City

“Mondrian and Neo-Plasticism in America”
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

“Hassum and Speicher Purchase Exhibition”
American Academy for Arts and Letters, New York City

1980

“Geometric Tradition in American Painting: 1920-1980”
Rosa Esman Gallery and Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

“Time and Space”
Washburn Gallery, New York City

“50th Anniversary-Gifts and Purchases Exhibition”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

1981-82

“Amerikanische Malerie 1930-1981”
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

1982

“Purism”
Siegel Contemporary Art, Inc., New York City

“Painted Objects”
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

1983

“Subtleties”
The Sutton Gallery, New York City

1990

“42nd American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Purchase Exhibition”
American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York City, NY

1991

“43rd American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Purchase Exhibition”
American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York City, NY

“Drawings”
Gallery North, Setauket, New York City

“Post-War Geometric Concepts 1945-1990”
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City

“Between Mondrian and Minimalism: Neo-Plasticism in America”
Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Reserve Plaza, New York City

1993

“Aus Der Sammlung IX”
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

“In a Classical Vein, Works From the Permanent Collection”
October 1993- April 1994, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

1994

“The Constructive Vocabulary-An American Vision”
Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlegl, Zurich

“Eloquent Lines”
Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“Paths of Abstraction: Selections from the Ciba Art Collection”
Hunter College of the City University of New York City

1996

“Histoires de Blanc et Noir”
Musee de Grenoble, France, May 23-August 19

“Open Door”
Konkrete Kunst International Barscay-Halle, Budapest, Hungary, Organized by Hoffmann Galeria, Friedberg, Germany

1997

“Inaugural Exhibition”
Jason McCoy, Inc. Chelsea, New York City

1998

“Five Sides to a Square”
Associated American Artist, New York City
in association with Galerie Denise René, Paris

“Defining the Edge Early American Abstraction, Selections from the Collection of Dr. Peter B. Fischer”
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City

“Kunst in den Treptowers”
Allianz Versicherungs, AG. Forster: Ursala Wenzel, Courtesy Gallerie Hoffmann Friedberg, Germany

“Frederick Kiesler/Leon Polk Smith”
Jason McCoy, Inc., New York City

“Kunst im Aufbruch, Abstraktion Zwischen 1945 und 1959”
Willem-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

1999

“Severed Ear-The Poetry of Abstraction,”
Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

“De L’Expressionnisme Abstrait a L’Art Minimal: Peinture Abstraiter Aux Estas-Unis 1940-1960”
Musee Fabre Montpellier, France, July 1-October 3

2008

“Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art,”
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill, North Carolina (September 21 – January 4, 2009)

2011

“Raumformen / Spaceforms”
Städtische Galerie KUBUS in Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl), Hannover, Germany (May 5th – September 4th)

2012

“The Geometric Unconscious: A century of Abstraction,”
edited by Jorge Daniel Veneciano, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska and London, England

2014

“Into the Future: New Gifts to Commemorate the Museum’s 75th Anniversary,”
Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, California

2017

“Aspects of Abstraction”
Lisson Gallery, New York City