Selected Exhibition History
This selection of exhibitions lists only those that Dan Flavin or the Estate of Dan Flavin was involved in as installer, lender, or consultant. The list of group exhibitions also includes a number of historically important shows and additional exhibitions.
Capitalization and punctuation of solo exhibition titles reflect the artistâ€™s preference.
â€śArt Exhibit by Men of Roslyn Air Force Station.â€ť North Shore Community Center, Roslyn, New York. January.
â€śInvitation Exhibition.â€ť Fleischman Gallery, New York. May.
â€śInvitation Exhibition.â€ť Fleischman Gallery, New York. December.
â€śNew Formsâ€“New Media I.â€ť Martha Jackson Gallery, New York. June 6â€“24. Catalogue.
â€śNew Mediaâ€“New Forms in Painting and Sculpture, Version II.â€ť Martha Jackson Gallery, New York. September 28â€“October 22.
â€śNew Work: Part I.â€ť Green Gallery, New York. January 8â€“February 2.
â€śBlack, White, and Grey.â€ť Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. January 9â€“February 9.
â€śEleven Artists.â€ť Kaymar Gallery, New York. March 31â€“April 14.
â€śNew Work: Part III.â€ť Green Gallery, New York. April 8â€“May 2.
â€śNew Work.â€ť Green Gallery, New York. October 24â€“November 14.
â€śOpening Exhibition.â€ť John Daniels Gallery, New York. December 22, 1964â€“January 23, 1965.
â€śCurrent Art.â€ť Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. March 18â€“May 10. Catalogue.
â€śFlavin, Judd, Morris, Williams.â€ť Green Gallery, New York. May 26â€“June 12.
â€śArt Turned On.â€ť Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. December 10, 1965â€“January 30, 1966. Catalogue.
â€śDiagrams: Dan Flavin/Don Judd.â€ť Center Gallery, Washington, D.C. January 30â€“February 18.
â€śEvans, Flavin, Frazier, Levinson.â€ť Kornblee Gallery, New York. February 5â€“24.
â€śPrimary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors.â€ť Jewish Museum, New York.Â April 27â€“June 12. Catalogue.
â€śElectric Art.â€ť Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris. Mayâ€“June.
â€śArt in Process: The Visual Development of a Structure.â€ť Finch College Museum of Art, New York. May 11â€“June 30. Traveled to: Eleanor Rigelhaupt Gallery, Boston, September 20â€“October 12, 1966. Catalogue.
â€śDan Flavin/Larry Zox.â€ť Kornblee Gallery, New York. June 7â€“17.
â€śFirst Annual: Arp to Artschwager.â€ť Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York. Juneâ€“September.
â€śKunst Licht Kunst.â€ť Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands. September 25â€“December 4. Catalogue.
â€ś10.â€ť Dwan Gallery, New York. October 4â€“29. Catalogue.
â€śWorking drawings and other visible things on paper not necessarily meant to be viewed as art.â€ť School of Visual Art, New York. December 2â€“23.
â€śAmerican Sculpture of the Sixties.â€ť Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. April 28â€“June 25. Traveled to: Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 15â€“October 29, 1967. Catalogue.
â€ś10.â€ť Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles. May 2â€“27.
â€śA New Aesthetic.â€ť Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C. May 6â€“June 25. Catalogue.
â€śFocus on Light.â€ť New Jersey State Museum Cultural Center, Trenton, New Jersey. May 20â€“September 10, 1967. Catalogue.
â€śSerielle Formationen.â€ť Stiftung Studentenhaus, Johann Wolfgang Goethe UniversitĂ¤t, Frankfurt am Main. May 22â€“June 30. Catalogue.
â€śLanguage to be looked at and/or things to be read.â€ť Dwan Gallery, New York. June 3â€“28.
â€śKompass III: Schilderkunst na 1945 uit New York.â€ť Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands. November 9â€“December 17. Traveled to: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, December 30, 1967â€“February 11, 1968. Catalogue.
â€śOpening Exhibition: Normal Art.â€ť Lannis Museum of Normal Art, New York. November 12â€“December 3.
â€śArt in Series.â€ť Finch College Museum of Art, New York. November 23, 1967â€“January 6, 1968.
â€śPaintings and Sculpture from the Gallery Collection.â€ť Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles. December.
â€śPlus by Minus: Todayâ€™s Half-Century.â€ť Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. March 3â€“April 14. Catalogue.
â€śMinimal Art.â€ť Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. March 23â€“May 26. Traveled to:Â StĂ¤dtische Kunsthalle, DĂĽsseldorf, January 17â€“February 23, 1969; Akademie der KĂĽnste, Berlin, March 16â€“April 13, 1969. Catalogues published in 1968 by Haags Gemeentemuseum and in 1969 by StĂ¤dtische Kunsthalle.
â€śThree Blind Mice: de collecties Visser, Peeters, Becht.â€ť Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands. April 6â€“May 19. Traveled to: Sint Pietersabdij, Ghent, Belgium, June 15â€“August 15, 1968. Catalogue.
â€śLanguage II.â€ť Dwan Gallery, New York. May 25â€“June 22.
â€śSammlung 1968: Karl StrĂ¶her.â€ť Galerie-Verein MĂĽnchen, Neue Pinakothek, and Haus der Kunst, Munich. June 14â€“August 9. Traveled to: Kunstverein Hamburg, August 24â€“October 6, 1968; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, March 1â€“April 14, 1969; StĂ¤dtische Kunsthalle DĂĽsseldorf, April 25â€“June 17, 1969; Kunsthalle Bern, July 12â€“September 28, 1969. Catalogues published in 1968 by Galerie-Verein MĂĽnchen, Neue Pinakothek, and Haus der Kunst, and by Kunstverein Hamburg; and in 1969 by Neue Nationalgalerie, StĂ¤dtische Kunsthalle DĂĽsseldorf, and Kunsthalle Bern.
â€śDocumenta 4.â€ť Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie, and Orangerie, Kassel, Germany. June 27â€“October 6. Catalogue.
â€śBenefit for the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.â€ť Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. October 23â€“31.
â€śIn Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. â€ť Museum of Modern Art, New York. October 31â€“November 3.
â€śElectric Art.â€ť University of California Art Galleries, Los Angeles, January 19â€“March 23. Traveled to: Phoenix Art Museum, April 15â€“June 15, 1969. Catalogue.
â€śCarl Andre, Dan Flavin, Don Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris.â€ť Hetzel Union Building Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. April 6â€“May 20. Brochure.
â€śHighlights of the 1968â€“1969 Art Season.â€ť Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut. June 22â€“September 14. Brochure.
â€śNew York Painting and Sculpture, 1940â€“1970.â€ť Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. October 18, 1969â€“February 8, 1970. Catalogue.
â€śBenefit Exhibition: Art for the Moratorium.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. December 11â€“13.
â€śSpaces.â€ť Museum of Modern Art, New York. December 30, 1969â€“March 1, 1970. Catalogue.
â€śConceptual Art, Arte Povera, Land Art.â€ť Galleria Civica dâ€™Arte Moderna, Turin. June 12â€“July 12. Catalogue.
â€śBenefit Exhibition for Referendum â€™70.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. September 19â€“26.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. October 3â€“18.
â€śEarly Works by Gallery Artists.â€ť Dwan Gallery, New York. November 28â€“December 23.
â€ś1970 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture.â€ť Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. December 12, 1970â€“February 7, 1971. Catalogue.
â€śSixth Guggenheim International Exhibition.â€ť Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. February 12â€“April 11. Catalogue.
â€śIcon.â€ť National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. April 23â€“May 23.
â€śWorks for New Spaces.â€ť Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. May 18â€“July 25. Catalogue.
â€śDwan Gallery Group (Final Exhibition).â€ť Dwan Gallery, New York. Opened June 1.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. June 26â€“September 24.
â€śKid Stuff?â€ť Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. July 25â€“September 6. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť John Weber Gallery, New York. November 27â€“December 8.
â€śFlavin, Judd, Lichtenstein, Morris, Serra, Sonnier, and Stella.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. February 19â€“March 25.
â€śThe Green Gallery Revisited.â€ť Hofstra Museum of Fine Arts, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. February 22â€“ March 29.
â€śArt Without Limit.â€ť Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. April 7â€“May 7.
â€śThe Modern Image.â€ť High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. April 15â€“June 11. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. June 17â€“September 23.
â€śSeventieth American Exhibition.â€ť Art Institute of Chicago. June 24â€“August 20. Catalogue.
â€śDiagrams and Drawings.â€ť Rijksmuseum KrĂ¶ller-MĂĽller, Otterlo, Netherlands. September 8â€“October, 24. Traveled to: Kunstmuseum Basel, January 20â€“March 4, 1973. Catalogues publishedÂ in 1972 by Rijksmuseum KrĂ¶ller-MĂĽller and in 1973 by Kunstmuseum Basel.
â€śArt for McGovern.â€ť Sidney Janis Gallery and Pace Gallery, New York. Opened September 20.
â€śDrawings.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. September 30â€“October 21.
â€śBenefit Exhibition for the New York Collection for Stockholm.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (in conjunction with Sonnabend Gallery and John Weber Gallery). October 27â€“28.
â€śBilder-Objekte-Filme-Konzepte.â€ť StĂ¤dtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich. April 3â€“May 13. Catalogue.
â€śArt in Space: Some Turning Points.â€ť Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan. May 15â€“June 24. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. June 3â€“September 15.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. September 22â€“October 16.
â€śContemporanea.â€ť Parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Rome. November 1973â€“February 1974. Catalogue.
â€śSome Recent American Art.â€ť Organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Opened at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, February 12â€“March 10. Traveled to: West Australian Art Gallery, Perth, April 5â€“May 5, 1974; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, May 31â€“June 30, 1974; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, July 26â€“August 21, 1974; City of Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, October 14â€“November 17, 1974. Catalogue.
â€śDrawings.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. February 16â€“March 2.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť John Weber Gallery, New York. June 1â€“July.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. June 21â€“September 14.
â€śIn Three Dimensions.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. September 21â€“October 12.
â€śBenefit Exhibition for the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery and Sonnabend Gallery, New York. April 2â€“5.
â€śDan Flavin, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Morris.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. November 22â€“December 13.
â€śDrawing Now.â€ť Museum of Modern Art, New York. January 21â€“March 9. Catalogue.
â€śLine.â€ť Visual Arts Museum, New York. January 26â€“February 18. Traveled to: Philadelphia College of Art, March 5â€“April 9, 1976. Catalogue.
â€śTwo Hundred Years of American Sculpture.â€ť Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. March 16â€“September 26. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. June 19â€“September 10.
â€śGroup Drawing Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. June 26â€“September 10.
â€śAn Exhibition for the War Resisters League.â€ť Heiner Friedrich, Inc., New York. December 4â€“20.
â€śSeventy-second American Exhibition.â€ť Art Institute of Chicago. March 13â€“May 9. Catalogue.
â€śartists and friends: Dan Flavin and Michael Venezia.â€ť Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. February 12â€“April 3.
â€śRecent Work.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. May 28â€“September 17.
â€śDocumenta 6.â€ť Museum Fridericianum, Orangerie, Neue Galerie, and Rathaus, Kassel, Germany. June 24â€“October 2. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. July 5â€“September 23.
â€śThe Reductive Object: A Survey of the Minimalist Aesthetic in the 1960s.â€ť Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. March 7â€“April 29. Catalogue.
â€śSummer Group Show.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. June 23â€“September 15.
â€śSkulptur: Matisse, Giacometti, Judd, Flavin, Andre, Long.â€ť Kunsthalle Bern. August 17â€“September 23. Catalogue.
â€śWestkunst.â€ť Museen der Stadt KĂ¶ln, Cologne. May 30â€“August 16. Catalogue.
â€śFlavin/Judd/Serra.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. February 20â€“March 27.
â€śCastelli and His Artists: Twenty-five Years.â€ť La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art,Â California. April 23â€“June 6. Traveled to: Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Colorado, June 17â€“August 7, 1982; Castelli Gallery, New York, September 11â€“October 9, 1982; Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon, October 22â€“December 3, 1982; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, December 17, 1982â€“February 13, 1983. Catalogue.
â€śThe First Show: Painting and Sculpture from Eight Collections, 1940â€“1980.â€ť Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Opened November 18. Catalogue.
Hallen fĂĽr neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. May 1984â€“May 1991. Long-term installations.
â€śBlam! The Explosion of Pop, Minimalism, and Performance, 1958â€“1964.â€ť Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. September 20â€“December 9. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. March 30â€“April 13.
â€śTransformations in Sculpture: Four Decades of American and European Art.â€ť Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. November 22, 1985â€“February 16, 1986. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zurich.
â€śIn Honor of John Chamberlain.â€ť Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. June 27â€“September 12. Catalogue.
â€śIndividuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945â€“1986.â€ť Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. December 10, 1986â€“January 10, 1988. Catalogue.
â€śGroup Exhibition.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. January 31â€“March 7.
â€śThirtieth Anniversary: The First Fifteen Years, Part Two.â€ť Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. March 14â€“April 4. Brochure.
â€śArte Minimal de la ColecciĂłn Panza.â€ť Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofĂa, Madrid. March 24â€“December 31. This exhibition was not recognized by the artist. Catalogue.
â€śZeitlos.â€ť Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. June 22â€“September 25. Catalogue.
â€śBilderstreit: Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst seit 1960.â€ť Rheinhallen, Cologne. April 8â€“June 28. Catalogue.
â€śEinleuchten: Will, Vorstell und Simul in HH.â€ť Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. November 11, 1989â€“February 18, 1990. Catalogue.
â€śLâ€™Art conceptuel, une perspective.â€ť MusĂ©e dâ€™art moderne de la Ville de Paris. November 22, 1989â€“February 18, 1990. Catalogue.
â€śQuotations: Annemarie Verna Gallery 1969â€“1989, Part I.â€ť Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zurich. Marchâ€“April.
â€śUn Choix dâ€™art minimal dans la collection Panza.â€ť MusĂ©e d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris. July 12â€“November 4. Catalogue.
Hallen fĂĽr neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. May 1991â€“present. Long-term installations.
â€śSummer Group Exhibition.â€ť Rubin Spangle Gallery, New York. June 1â€“July 31.
â€śAmerican Art in the Twentieth Century: Painting and Sculpture, 1913â€“1993.â€ť Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. May 8â€“July 25. Traveled to: Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London, September 16â€“December 12, 1993. Catalogue published by Prestel Verlag, Munich; brochure published by Royal Academy of Arts.
â€śAbstraction in the Twentieth Century: Total Risk, Freedom, Discipline.â€ť Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. February 9â€“May 12. Catalogue.
â€śDan Flavin/Donald Judd: Aspects of Color.â€ť Menil Collection, Houston. November 20, 1998â€“January 24, 1999. Brochure.
â€śThe American Century. Art and Culture 1900â€“2000, Part II: 1950â€“2000.â€ť Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. September 26, 1999â€“February 13, 2000. Catalogue.
Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York. May 18, 2003â€“present. Long-term installations.
â€ś3 x 3: Flavin, Andre, Judd.â€ť Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Opened at St Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 13â€“July 27. Traveled to: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 3â€“November 30, 2003; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, February 5â€“April 3, 2004; Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, British Columbia, May 13â€“July 11, 2004. Catalogue.
â€śA Minimal Future? Art as Object, 1958â€“1968.â€ť Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. March 14â€“August 2. Catalogue.
â€śBeyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s-70s.â€ť Los Angles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. June 13â€“October 3, 2004; traveled to: Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, November 19â€“April 24, 2005. Catalogue.
â€śRecent Acquisitions: Framing the Collection. Parrish Art Museum,â€ť Southampton, New York. November 20, 2004â€“January 2, 2005.
â€śDan Flavin: Sculpture.â€ťÂ Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. December 10â€“January 29, 2005.
â€śColor.â€ť Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York. February 24â€“March 26.
â€ś’Logical Conclusions’:40 Years of Rule-Based Art’.â€ť PaceWildenstein, New York, February 18â€“March 26, 2005. Catalog.
â€śMinimalism and Beyond.â€ť The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. October 14â€“April 26, 2007.
â€śFASTER!BIGGER!BETTER! Signet works of the collections.â€ť ZKM/ Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. September 24â€“January 7, 2007. Catalogue.
â€śPassage du Temps, Collection FranĂ§ois Pinault Foundation. Lille 3000, Tri Postal, Lille, France. October 16â€“January 1, 2008. Catalogue.
â€śThe Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light.â€ť Albright-Knox Art Gallery. November 16, 2007â€“February 24, 2008. Catalogue.
â€śDan Flavin / Josef Albers.â€ť Gering & Lopez, New York, NY. May 4â€“June 14.
â€śColor Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today.â€ť Museum of Modern Art, New York. March 2â€“May 12. Traveled to: Tate Liverpool, Liverpool. May 29â€“September 13, 2009. Catalogue.
â€śA Certain State of the World? A Selection of Works from the FranĂ§ois Pinault Foundation.â€ť Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow. March 19â€“June 14. Catalogue.
â€śIf we could imagine,â€ť Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, Maryland.Â Marchâ€“October 2010. Catalogue.
â€śQui a peur des artistes? Une selection dâ€™oeuvres de la FranĂ§ois Pinault Foundation.â€ť Dinard, Palais des Arts. June 14â€“September 13.
â€śBeg Borrow and Steal.â€ť Rubell Family Collection, Miami. December 3, 2009â€“May 29, 2010. Catalogue.
â€śArtists at Maxâ€™s Kansas City, 1965-1974: Hetero-holics and Some Women Too.â€ť Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, September 10 â€“ October 30.
â€śMaking Histories: Changing Views from the Collection.â€ť Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, March 3 â€“ ongoing.
â€śThe Language of Less (Then and Now).â€ť Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 8, 2011 â€“ April 15, 2012. Catalogue.
â€śUnlikely Friends: James Brooks and DanÂ Flavin.â€ťÂ Â Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, January 5â€“February 18, 2012. Catalogue.
â€śIl Guggenheim: L’Avanguardia Americana, 1945-1980.â€ťÂ Palazzo delle Esposizione, Rome. FebruaryÂ 7â€“May 6, 2012. Catalogue.
â€śNeon: Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue.â€ť La Maison Rouge, Paris.Â February 17â€“May 20, 2012. Catalogue.
â€śLight Works: Dan Flavin and Robert Irwin, Art from the 1960s.â€ťÂ Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.Â March 21â€“July 8, 2012.
â€śEveryday Things: Contemporary Works from the Collection.â€ťÂ Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.Â April 13, 2012â€“February 24, 2013.
â€śColor Ignited: Glass, 1962-2012.â€ťÂ Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.Â June 14â€“September 9, 2012.
â€śSculpted Matter.â€ťÂ Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.Â June 21â€“August 17, 2012.
â€śThe Unseen.â€ť Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, Guandong Museum of Art, Guandong, China. September 28, 2012 â€“ January 31, 2013. Catalogue.
“Light Show”. Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London. January 30 â€“ April 28, 2013.
â€śPiet Mondrian â€“ Barnnett Newman â€“ Dan Flavin.â€ť Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. September 8, 2013 â€“ January 19, 2014.