Plains Ceremonial


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

Gouache and pencil on paper, mounted to paperboard, mounted to masonite panel, 24 1/16 x 36 1/4 in. (61.0 x 92.1 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4942

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:
XXIX BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE, Venice, June-October 1958, United States Pavilion, no. 62.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Ten Modern Masters of American Art: 30 Works Selected from The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," no. 25, 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. 143. TOUR: WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, London, February 1962]

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