Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

The Brooklyn Rail review on Leon Polk Smith: 1940-1961 exhibition.

What is it like to be “of one’s time” and not? Leon Polk Smith was a prime progenitor of American hard-edged abstraction whose non-objective pedigree as a protégé of the painter and philanthropist Hilla Rebay,

OSU Museum of Art presents Leon Polk Smith: Affinities in Art & Design, August 1, 2023 – January 27, 2024

The Leon Polk Smith exhibition features paintings, works on paper, and design. It includes selections from our own Leon Polk Smith Collection, numbering 756 works on paper. The Leon Polk Smith Foundation gifted this collection

Leon Polk Smith: Going Beyond Space, February 9th to May 7th, 2023

Museum Haus Konstruktiv – Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland. This solo exhibition is the first institutional retrospective in Europe of Leon Polk Smith in over twenty years, and the first ever in a Swiss museum.

On view at the Brooklyn Museum. A selection of paintings by Leon Polk Smith.

Brooklyn Abstractions: Four Artist, Four Walls August 12, 2022 – August 6, 2023 This installation of works by Maya Hayuk, José Parlá, Kennedy Yanko, and the late Leon Polk Smith—four artists with strong connections to

Previous Exhibitions

Palm Springs Art Museum Presents: Leon Polk Smith: 1945-1962 – March 26, 2022 – August 28, 2022

Leon Polk Smith: 1945-1962 Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs, California March 26, 2022 – August 28, 2022 This exhibition presents the work of the innovative painter, Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996), whose significant contributions to twentieth-century

Lisson Gallery presents Leon Polk Smith: Prairie Moon New York, 9 September – 16 October 2021

Lisson Gallery is pleased to present Leon Polk Smith: Prairie Moon, an exhibition of works by Leon Polk Smith, organized by the curator, writer, and art historian, Lynn Zelevansky, opening September 9. Lisson Gallery –

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents, Leon Polk Smith Big Form, Big Space May 14 – August 22, 2021

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in a public gallery in Canada by American artist Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996). Focusing on paintings and works on paper from the 1950s, the exhibition charts

Heard Museum Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight February 5, 2021 – May 31, 2021

The Heard Museum of Art in Phoenix, Arizona is planning a solo Smith show that will include works from the 1930s to the 1990s. It is focused around the Native American influences and affinities in

Lisson Gallery (NYC) Leon Polk Smith survey to be held in the fall of 2021

The Lisson gallery is planning a retrospective survey spanning from 1949 to 1996 in West 24th Street space of the paintings and drawings of Leon Polk Smith. The New York City-based independent scholar and curator


Lisson Gallery Presents the Publication Release of Leon Polk Smith: Prairie Moon

This fully-illustrated catalogue was published to accompany the recent exhibition Leon Polk Smith: Prairie Moon at Lisson Gallery in New York (September – October 2021).

Gray Gallery Presents the Publication Release of Leon Polk Smith: Endless Space

Gray is pleased to announce the release of Leon Polk Smith: Endless Space, an illustrated publication examining the artist’s iconic Correspondence and Constellation series. Produced on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Gray Warehouse