Fragments in Time and Space


Mark Tobey, American, b. Centerville, Wisconsin, 1890–1976

Gouache on paper, 23 7/8 x 35 7/8 in. (60.7 x 91.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4941

Willard Gallery, New York, to 24 October 1956
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 24 October 1956-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Ten Modern Masters of American Art: 30 Works Selected from The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," no. 26, p. 27. TOUR: COE COLLEGE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1-21 January 1959; QUINCY ART CLUB, Quincy, Illinois, 2-22 February; DES MOINES ART CENTER, Iowa, 6-26 March; E. B. CROCKER GALLERY, Sacramento, 8-28 April; NASHVILLE ARTISTS' GUILD, 10-30 May; ROANOKE FINE ARTS CENTER, Virginia, 15 June-15 July; TIME, INC., New York, 28 July-17 August; COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART, South Carolina, 1-21 September; JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, Omaha, 5-25 October; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 4-24 November; FORT LAUDERDALE ART CENTER, Florida, 7-27 December; JOHN HERRON ART INSTITUTE, Indianapolis, 10-30 January 1960.
[MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS, Paris. "Retrospective Mark Tobey," 18 October-1 December 1961, no. 142, pl. 63. TOUR: TATE GALLERY, London; PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS, Brussels.]
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century," no. 68, ill. p. 43. TOUR: M. KNOEDLER & CO., New York, 31 October-24 November 1962; CURRIER GALLERY OF ART, Manchester, New Hampshire, 16 December-12 January 1963; CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh, 30 January-26 February; EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, Indiana, 16 March-12 April; MUNSON WILLIAMS PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica, New York, 30 April-27 May; J.B. SPEED ART MUSEUM, Louisville, Kentucky, 13 June-10 July; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 30 July-25 August, SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 11 September-8 October; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 26 October-23 November; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 11 December-7 January 1964; DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 26 January-23 February; OKLAHOMA ART CENTER, Oklahoma City, 12 March-8 April; BROOKS MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, Memphis, 25 April-23 May; ATLANTA ART ASSOCIATION, 10 June-7 July; SAGINAW ART MUSEUM, Michigan, 25 July-22 August; MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 8 September-6 October; ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Pennsylvania, 24 October-21 November; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 9 December 1964-10 January 1965; BROOKLYN MUSEUM, New York, 8 February-5 April.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS. "Mark Tobey Retrospective," 20 March-21 April 1968, no. 72, ill.
NATIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE ARTS, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Tribute to Mark Tobey," 7 June-8 September 1974. TOUR: SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 27 September-10 November; ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM, 6 December-12 January 1975.
MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid. "Mark Tobey," 11 November 1997-12 January 1998, ill. p. 259.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Fragments in Time and Space," 23 June-28 August 2011, no cat.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pacific Northwest Regional/Abstract Expressionism (First Generat