Chronology of Art Activities

 

 

 

 

FALL 1967


Major exhibitions in the Fall of 1967 included Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Sculpture at the Leo Castelli Gallery; Kenneth Noland's Stripe paintings at André Emmerich; Claes Oldenburg's Proposals for Monuments at Sidney Janis, and Frank Stella's lads Protractor series at Leo Castelli. Sculpture of the Sixties, at the Guggenheim Museum, was the first major international exhibition of sculpture to be held in the United States, confirming the sense that sculpture had become the dominant medium.


JANUARY


Red Grooms' first environmental sculpture Chicago shown at Allen Frumkin Gallery, Chicago.


Notable New York exhibitions include Art in Series at the Finch College Art Gallery; Richard Artschwager at the Leo Castelli Gallery; Hans Haacke at the Howard Wise Gallery; and Richard Tuttle at Betty Parsons.


FEBRUARY


Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Lawrence Weiner in an exhibition and symposium organized by Seth Siegelaub at Bradford Junior College, Bradford, Massachusets.

Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage, first exhibition curated by William Rubin for the Museum of Modern Art opens.


Other notable exhibitions include Robert Irwin at Pace Gallery; Jasper Johns at Leo Castelli; and Les Levine at Fishbach.


APRIL


Robert Morris shows felt sculpture in a three-part exhibition at Leo Castelli; publishes "Anti-Form" in Artforum.


Nancy Graves: "Camels." First solo New York exhibition at Graham Gallery.


Nam June Paik shows video installations at Galleria Bonino.


Richard Van Buren's first solo exhibition at Bykert consists of wood and polyester sculpture.


MAY


Carl Andre, Robert Barry, and Lawrence Weiner in first show of temporary outdoor installations, Windham College, Putney, Vermont.


Notable New York exhibitions include Language 11 at the Dwan Gallery; Destruction Art at Finch College; and works by Dennis Oppenheim at John Gibson.


The Magic Theater: Art Technology Spectacular
including environmental works by eight artists (Steven Antonakas, Howard Jones, Stanley Landsman, Len Lye, Boyd Mefferd, Terry Riley, Charles Ross, and James Searight) opens at William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.


SUMMER


Andy Warhol seriously wounded by Valerie Solanis.


Venice Biennale closed after violent demonstrations by dissident students and artists.


Dokumenta IV, Kassel, Germany, includes strong representations by American artists.


The Art of the Real
opens at the Museum of Modern Art.


Alan Kaprow, "The Shape of the Art Environment,"
published in Artforum.


SEPTEMBER


The Studio Museum in Harlem opens with a show of light sculpture by Tom LLoyd.


A
group show of young artists at Noah Goldowsky introduces Neil Jenny and Keith Sonnier.


The Brooklyn Museum opens its Community Gallery with shows of contemporary Afro-American arts under the auspices of a neighborhood organization called Federated Institutes of Cultural Enrichment.


"Christo and the New Scale" by Lawrence Alloway appears in Art International.


Jack Burnham, "System Aesthetics"; John Coplans, "Serial Imagery"; and Robert Smithson, "A Sedimentation of the Mind: Earth Projects" appear in Artforum.

     

 


Sol LeWitt shows 46 Variations on 3 Different Kinds of Cubes at Dwan Gallery.


Bruce Nauman makes first video pieces using Sony portapack; has first New York exhibition at Leo Castelli.
James Rosenquist's F-111 shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Lucy Lippard and John Chandler, "The Dematerialization of Art" published in Art International.


Richard Serra shows for first time in New York at Noah Goldowsky (with Mark di Suvero and Walter de Maria).
Other notable exhibitions include Christo at John Gibson, and Donald Judd at the Whitney Museum of American Art.


MARCH


New Voices: 15 Black Artists, organized by Ruder and Finn Fine Arts, Inc. and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, shown at American Greetings Gallery.


Robert Smithson shows his first non-site work in a solo exhibition at Dwan Gallery and publishes "A Museum of Language in the Vicinity of Art" in Art International.

OCTOBER


Marcel Duchamp dies October 1.


Earthworks, exhibition organized by Robert Smithson, with work by DeMaria, Heizer, Morris, Oldenburg and Oppenheim shown at Dwan Gallery.
Anti-Form at John Gibson Gallery includes work by Hesse, Panamarenko, Ryman, Serra, Saret, Sonnier, and Tuttle.


30 Contemporary Black Artists begins national tour at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Sol LeWitt makes first wall drawing for exhibition to benefit the Student Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam at the Paula Cooper Gallery.


Mayor Daley Show at Richard Feigan Gallery in Chicago includes 50 works protesting police brutality at the Democratic Convention.


In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.


John Baldessari, solo exhibition at Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles.


Robert Rauschenberg, "Soundings," shown at Museum of Modern Art; Five All White Paintings at Castelli.


Lucas Samaras shows at Pace Gallery.


Robert Whitman, Pond, electronic environment, installed at the Jewish Museum.


NOVEMBER


30 black. artists picket Whitney Museum to protest exclusion of Negro artists from Whitney's show of America art of the '30s.


Douglas Huebler presents a catalogue of documentation and conceptual works as a solo exhibition at Seth Siegelaub Gallery.


Hans Haacke executes Live Random Airborne Systems at Coney Island.


Eva Hesse has first solo exhibition at Fishbach Gallery.


Alan Saret shows painted fence wire sculpture at Bykert.


Dan Flavin shows at Dwan Gallery.


June Livingston, "Barry Le Va: Distribution Sculpture" published in Artforum.


DECEMBER


1968 Sculpture Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art.


George Segal's recent sculpture shown at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Sidney Tillim, "Earthworks and the New Picturesque" published in Artforum.


9 at Leo Castelli,
organized by Robert Morris at the Castelli Gallery Warehouse includes work by Hesse, Nauman, Saret, Sonnier, and others.


Philip Leider, "The Properties of Materials: In the Shadow of Robert Morris,' The New York Times, December 22, suggests the emergence of a new sensibility.