Born: 1938, Born in Passaic, New Jersey
Died: 1973



Artist’s Gallery, New York, NY


Galleria George Lester, Rome, Italy


Assemblages, Richard Castellane Gallery, New York, NY


Dwan Gallery, New York, NY


Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

Konrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorf


Nonsites, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

L’Attico Gallery, Rome, Italy


Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

Ace Gallery, Los Angeles; Vancouver


Robert Smithson: Drawings, New York Cultural Center, New York

Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Brown University, Providence Rhode Island; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Art, California; Detroit Art Institute, Michigan; Stadtisches Museum, Moncheng Ladbach, Germany; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Ardolfini Gallery, Bristol, England; Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; Third Eye Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England; Kr?ller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands


John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Mirror/Salt Pieces from Cornell, 1969, John Weber Gallery, New York; Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; Renaissance Center, University of Chicago, IL; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR; University of Washington, Pullman, WA; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; University of California, Berkeley, CA; University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


Robert Smithson, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH


Robert Smithson: 1938-1973,Galerie Ricke, Kologne

Robert Smithson Sculpture, curated by Robert Hobbs, Herbert F. Johnson, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; American Pavilion, 40th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; ARC, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Sara Hilder Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Lehmbruck Museum Duisberg, West Germany; Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland


Robert Smithson Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY


Robert Smithson, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Vanishing Points, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden


Robert Smithson, Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Robert Smithson, The Early Work: 1959-1962, curated by Diane Browne in collaboration with the George Lester Estate, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY


Early Works: Collage, curated by Mayer Vaisman and James Cohan, International with Monument, New York, NY


Robert Smithson: Non-Sites, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY


Robert Smithson: Early Works, Marlene Eleini Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland


Robert Smithson: Drawings, Salama-Caro Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Robert Smithson: Zeichnungen aus dem Nachless, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum Soro; KUNSTRAUM MÜNCHEN e.V.


Dibujos (1960 – 1973), Galeria La Maquina Espanela, Madrid, Spain

Robert Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed, Kent State University School of Art, Kent, OH

Robert Smithson: Drawings and Slates, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France


Robert Smithson Unearthed: Works on Paper, 1957 – 73, curated by Eugenie Tsai, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Robert Smithson, co-curated by John Weber and Elyse Goldberg, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Robert Smithson, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY


Robert Smithson: Photoworks, curated by Robert A. Sobieszek, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; International Center for Photography, New York, NY

Robert Smithson: Une Retrospective: le paysage entropique, 1960 – 1973: Drawings and Sculpture, curated by James Lingwood and Maggie Gilchrist, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valncia, April 22 – June 13; Direction des Musees Marseilles, France, June


Photographs – Robert Smithson, curated by Elyse Goldberg, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Robert Smithson: Operations on Nature, curated by Matthew Teitlebaum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Robert Smithson Early Works: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, NY


Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy


Issues of Entropy: Robert Smithson, curated by Elyse Goldberg

Robert Smithson: Dead Tree, conception for reconstruction of Dead Tree by Joe Amrhein and Brian Connelly, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY


Robert Smithson Slideworks, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.


Robert Smithson Retrospective: Works 1956 – 1973, curated by Per Boym, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway; Modern Museum, Stockholm; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Isho, Arken

Language to be Looked at and/or Things to be Read, curated by James Cohan and Elyse Goldberg, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY


Robert Smithson: The Spiral Jetty, organized by Douglas Christmas, Ace Gallery, New York, NY

Robert Smithson, curated by Eva Schmidt, Kai Voeckler, Sabine Folie, Kunsthalle Wein am Karlsplatz, Austria


Mapping Dislocations, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY


Rundown, curated by Cornelia Lauf and Elyse Goldberg, American Academy in Rome, Italy

Robert Smithson in Vancouver: A Fragment of a Greater Fragmentation, curated by Grant Arnold, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Robert Smithson, curated by Eugenie Tsai with Connie Butler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, September 12- December 13; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, January 14 – April 3, 2005; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, June 23 – October 16, 2005


Robert Smithson POP Works, 1961-1964, Art Kabinett, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL


IKONS, Religious Drawings and Sculptures from 1960, Art Basel 41, Basel, Switzerland


Robert Smithson in Emmen, Broken Circle/Spiral Hill Revisited, CBK Emmen (Center for Visual Arts), the Netherlands, September 17 – November 27; Production and premiere of the video, BREAKING GROUND: BROKEN CIRCLE/SPIRAL HILL (1971-2011) (SKOR Foundation for Art and Public Domain and Land Art Contemporary in cooperation with Nancy Holt)


Robert Smithson: The Invention of Landscape, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Unteres Schloss, Germany, March 4 – May 28; Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, January 20 – April 5, 2013


Robert Smithson in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, November 24, 2013--April 27, 2014


Robert Smithson: New Jersey Earthworks, curated by Phyllis Tuchman and Gail Stavitsky, Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ, February 23 – June 15, 2014


Robert Smithson POP, James Cohan Gallery, New York


Robert Smithson: Time Crystals., curated by Dr Amelia Barikin (The University of Queensland) and Professor Chris McAuliffe (Australian National University); The University of Queensland, Brisbane, March 10 - July 8, 2018: travel to Monash University Art Museum, Melbourne, July 21 - September 2018; catalgoue




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