Skip to main content

Vasily Kandinsky

Vasily Kandinsky
Image courtesy of Wikidata

♂  French, born Russia. 1866–1944

Vasily Kandinsky has been in 80 exhibitions at MoMA, between 1932 and 1989.

80 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Artist
A Brief Survey of Modern Painting

20 July to 5 October 1932

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture

10 July to 30 September 1933

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Modern European Art

3–27 October 1933

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Modern Works of Art: 5th Anniversary Exhibition

19 November 1934 to 20 January 1935

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art

2 March to 19 April 1936

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Modern Painters and Sculptors as Illustrators

27 April to 2 September 1936

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism

7 December 1936 to 17 January 1937

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Bauhaus: 1919–1928

7 December 1938 to 30 January 1939

Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, George Grosz and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Painting, Sculpture, Prints

10 May to 30 September 1939

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Abstract Painting; Shapes of Things

15–28 July 1941

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Preliminary Course of the Bauhaus

29 July to 11 August 1941

Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers, among others, were involved.

Artist
Twenty Lithographs: Graphic Art Processes

16 September to 14 October 1941

Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, Georges Rouault and Vasily Kandinsky, among others, were involved.

Artist
New Acquisitions: Photography by Alfred Stieglitz, European and American Art

16 December 1942 to 28 February 1943

Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Giorgio de Chirico and Vasily Kandinsky, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Modern Drawings

16 February to 10 May 1944

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Painting, Sculpture, Prints

24 May to 15 October 1944

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Museum Collection of Painting and Sculpture

20 June 1945 to 13 February 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
The Museum Collection of Painting

19 February to 5 May 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Paintings, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts from the Museum Collection

2 July 1946 to 12 September 1954

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Paintings from New York Private Collections

2 July to 22 September 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Drawings in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

15 April to 1 June 1947

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection

10 June to 31 August 1947

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne and Edward Steichen, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Master Prints from the Museum Collection

10 May to 10 July 1949

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

31 January to 7 May 1950

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Three Modern Styles

11 July to 5 September 1950

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

13 February to 13 May 1951

Vasily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Henry Moore and Dorothy C. Miller, among others, were involved.

Artist
From the Alfred Stieglitz Collection: An Extended Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

22 May to 12 August 1951

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vasily Kandinsky and Constantin Brancusi, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Posters by Painters and Sculptors

4 March to 11 May 1952

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: New Acquisitions; Recent American Prints, 1947–1953; Katherine S. Dreier Bequest; Kuniyoshi and Spencer; Expressionism in Germany; Varieties of Realism

23 June to 4 October 1953

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition XXVth Anniversary Exhibition: Paintings from the Museum Collection

19 October 1954 to 6 February 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Modern Masterprints of Europe

7 December 1954 to 1 February 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection: New Acquisitions

5 March to 24 April 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Kandinsky Murals

23 May to 5 August 1956

Vasily Kandinsky and Letitia Howe were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition German Art of the 20th Century

2 October to 1 December 1957

Paul Klee, William S. Lieberman, Max Ernst and Vasily Kandinsky, among others, were involved.

Artist
Second Floor Permanent Collection

Started 8 October 1958

Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

Artist
Fifty Modern Paintings and Sculpture Especially Donated for the Benefit of the 30th Anniversary Fund of The Museum of Modern Art

Started 20 April 1960

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Art Nouveau

8 June to 6 September 1960

Pablo Picasso, Edward Steichen, Vasily Kandinsky and Arthur Drexler, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition 100 Drawings from the Museum Collection

11 October 1960 to 2 January 1961

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Drawings from the Museum Collections: A Selection

27 May 1964 to 23 March 1965

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

Started 27 May 1964

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection

17 January to 4 March 1968

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Word and Image: Posters and Typography from the Graphic Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, 1879–1967

25 January to 10 March 1968

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

Artist
Five Major Loans: Paintings lent by Mrs. Bertram Smith and Norton Simon

30 August to 11 November 1968

Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, Vasily Kandinsky and Juan Gris, among others, were involved.

Artist
Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

18 February to 30 March 1969

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Kandinsky Watercolors

1 April to 11 May 1969

William S. Lieberman and Vasily Kandinsky were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Twentieth-Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection

28 May to 1 September 1969

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Summer Show

6 July to 15 September 1971

Henri Matisse, Jasper Johns, Vasily Kandinsky and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Ways of Looking

28 July to 1 November 1971

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Permanent Collection

Started 29 March 1972

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
European Drawings from the Collection

27 June to 10 October 1972

Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman, Marc Chagall and Paul Cézanne, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Philadelphia in New York: 90 Modern Works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

18 October 1972 to 7 January 1973

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Works on Paper

7 March to 4 June 1973

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions, 1968–1973

15 June to 25 September 1973

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Georges Braque and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Published in Germany, 1923

12 October 1973 to 2 February 1974

Paul Klee, Jean (Hans) Arp, Vasily Kandinsky and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Seurat to Matisse: Drawing in France

13 June to 8 September 1974

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition German Drawing: The Expressionists

30 August to 10 November 1974

Paul Klee, William S. Lieberman, Vasily Kandinsky and George Grosz, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Cubism and Its Affinities

9 February to 9 May 1976

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The "Wild Beasts": Fauvism and Its Affinities

26 March to 1 June 1976

Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Georges Rouault and André Derain, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Between World Wars: Drawing in Europe and America

20 August to 14 November 1976

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition European Master Paintings from Swiss Collections: Post-Impressionism to World War II

17 December 1976 to 1 March 1977

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Abstraction-Création, Art Non-Figuratif

20 September to 4 December 1977

Jean (Hans) Arp, Vasily Kandinsky, Alexander Calder and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Posters in the Penthouse

1 December 1977 to 6 February 1978

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Georges Braque and Vasily Kandinsky, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition A Treasury of Modern Drawing: The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection

28 April to 4 July 1978

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Revolution: Russian Avant-Garde, 1912–1930

12 October 1978 to 2 January 1979

Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Pavel Tchelitchew and El Lissitzky, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Art of the Twenties

14 November 1979 to 22 January 1980

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Around Picasso

14 May to 30 September 1980

Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Symbolist Aesthetic

22 December 1980 to 10 March 1981

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Max Ernst and Vasily Kandinsky, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Prints: Acquisitions 1977–1981

15 October 1981 to 3 January 1982

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition A Century of Modern Drawing, 1881–1981

1–16 March 1982

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Prints from Blocks: Gauguin to Now

3 March to 15 May 1983

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Modern Drawing: 100 Works on Paper from The Museum of Modern Art

26 October 1983 to 3 January 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Drawings

Started 17 May 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Prints and Illustrated Books

Started 17 May 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Painting and Sculpture

Started 17 May 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
The Expressionist Idiom

6 May to 18 December 1985

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Georges Rouault, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Drawing in Austria and Germany

26 May to 29 October 1985

Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp and Vasily Kandinsky, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Contrasts of Form: Geometric Abstract Art, 1910–1980

2 October 1985 to 7 January 1986

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition European Drawing Between the Wars

24 October 1987 to 1 March 1988

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Abstractions

17 November 1988 to 26 March 1989

Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Jasper Johns and Jean (Hans) Arp, among others, were involved.

Artist
Watercolors: Selections from the Permanent Collection

16 March to 4 July 1989

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Artist
Master Prints from the Collection

6 April to 8 August 1989

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.