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Ben Shahn

Ben Shahn
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♂  American, born Lithuania. 1898–1969

Ben Shahn has been in 86 exhibitions at MoMA, between 1930 and 1989.

86 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
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46 Painters and Sculptors under 35 Years of Age

11–27 April 1930

Ben Shahn, Pavel Tchelitchew, Peter Blume and Arshile Gorky, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Murals by American Painters and Photographers

3–31 May 1932

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Stuart Davis, among others, were involved.

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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.

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New Acquisitions: The Collection of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

14 January to 16 February 1936

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Three Centuries of American Art

24 May to 31 July 1938

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition PM Competition: The Artist as Reporter

15 April to 7 May 1940

Ben Shahn, John Sloan, William Gropper and Philip Guston, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

23 October 1940 to 12 January 1941

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

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A History of the Modern Poster

11–26 June 1941

Max Ernst, Ben Shahn, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Herbert Bayer, among others, were involved.

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The Artists' New York

28 January to 2 March 1942

Ben Shahn, George Grosz, Edward Hopper and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Twentieth Century Portraits

9 December 1942 to 24 January 1943

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

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Photo of the exhibition Americans 1943: Realists and Magic-Realists

10 February to 21 March 1943

Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Edward Hopper and Dorothy C. Miller, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Posters

24 May to 17 September 1944

Ben Shahn, El Lissitzky, Herbert Bayer and Monroe Wheeler, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

15 February to 18 March 1945

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

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What is Modern Painting?

6–25 March 1945

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

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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.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture

24 September to 17 November 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ben Shahn and George Grosz, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Large-Scale Modern Paintings

1 April to 4 May 1947

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

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Photo of the exhibition Ben Shahn

30 September 1947 to 4 January 1948

Ben Shahn, Dorothy C. Miller and James Thrall Soby were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Portraits in Prints

1 June to 6 September 1948

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition New York Private Collections

20 July to 12 September 1948

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition American Paintings from the Museum Collection

23 December 1948 to 13 March 1949

Max Ernst, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The 28th Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art of the New York Art Directors Club

15 March to 17 April 1949

Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Morris Graves, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Modern Art in Your Life

5 October to 4 December 1949

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

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Photo of the exhibition New Posters from 16 Countries

11 October to 20 November 1949

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Ben Shahn and Jean Dubuffet, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

25 October 1949 to 22 January 1950

Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn, André Derain and Jean Dubuffet, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Polio Poster Competition

31 October to 20 November 1949

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Philip Johnson, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

28 March to 7 May 1950

Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, Ben Shahn and Giorgio de Chirico, among others, were involved.

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Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

29 August to 15 October 1950

Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Rouault and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Recent Acquisitions: Sam A. Lewisohn Bequest

19 March to 30 October 1952

Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, Ben Shahn and Aristide Maillol were involved.

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Recent Acquisitions

6 May to 8 June 1952

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Georges Rouault and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Then and Now

5–18 August 1952

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Four American Graphic Designers

9 February to 4 April 1954

Ben Shahn, Herbert Matter, Mildred Constantine and Leo Lionni, among others, were involved.

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American Prints of the 20th Century

8 September to 28 November 1954

William S. Lieberman, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Lyonel Feininger, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition The Family of Man

24 January to 8 May 1955

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Paintings from Private Collections

31 May to 7 September 1955

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

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Selections from the Art Lending Service

5–24 October 1955

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings Recently Acquired for the Museum Collection

29 January to 24 February 1957

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

13 November 1957 to 5 January 1958

Paul Klee, Ben Shahn, Giorgio de Chirico and Odilon Redon, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Photographs from the Museum Collection

26 November 1958 to 18 January 1959

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and John Szarkowski, among others, were involved.

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American Acquisitions: Recent Additions of Prints to the Museum Collection

2 April to 31 May 1959

William S. Lieberman, Max Ernst, Ben Shahn and Charles Sheeler, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition 30th Anniversary Special Installation - Towards the "New" Museum

18–29 November 1959

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and John Szarkowski, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

3 December 1959 to 31 January 1960

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Ben Shahn and Alberto Giacometti, among others, were involved.

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Art Lending Service Retrospective

27 January to 20 March 1960

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Portraits from the Museum Collection

4 May to 18 September 1960

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

21 December 1960 to 5 February 1961

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

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Painting and Sculpture from the James Thrall Soby Collection

1 February to 4 March 1961

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition America Seen: Between The Wars

25 April to 7 August 1961

Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, George Grosz and John Marin, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Fifty Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

10 April to 12 August 1962

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Georges Braque and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Bitter Years: 1935–1941

18 October to 25 November 1962

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Lettering by Hand

6 November 1962 to 6 January 1963

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

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

20 November 1962 to 13 January 1963

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Georges Braque and Paul Cézanne, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Prints by Seventeen Artists

27 May 1964 to 23 March 1965

Pablo Picasso, William S. Lieberman, Ben Shahn and André Derain, among others, were involved.

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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.

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From the Museum Collections: Family Portraits

27 May 1964 to 7 February 1965

Ben Shahn, Max Beckmann, Henry Moore and Yves Tanguy, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Edward Steichen Photography Center

Started 27 May 1964

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Contemporary Painters and Sculptors as Printmakers

15 September to 24 October 1964

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Greetings!

1 March to 8 May 1966

Ben Shahn, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers and Herbert Bayer, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Taste of a Connoisseur: The Paul J. Sachs Collection

21 December 1966 to 5 March 1967

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Homage to Ben Shahn

2 April to 11 May 1969

Ben Shahn was involved.

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American Drawings and Watercolors: A Selection from the Collection

24 December 1969 to 1 March 1970

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn and Charles Sheeler, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Artist as Adversary

1 July to 27 September 1971

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

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American Prints from the International Program

3–8 November 1971

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn and Alexander Calder, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painters for the Theatre: An Invitation to the Theatre Arts Collection

19 November 1973 to 13 January 1974

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Portraits

27 December 1973 to 24 February 1974

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition American Prints: 1913–1963

3 December 1974 to 3 March 1975

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn and Charles Sheeler, among others, were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Prints: Acquisitions, 1973–1976

23 November 1976 to 20 February 1977

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Posters by Painters

21 January to 23 March 1977

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Extraordinary Men

2 June to 17 July 1977

William S. Lieberman, Ben Shahn, Jean Dubuffet and Paul Gauguin, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Artists and Writers

10 July to 3 October 1978

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Gifts of Drawing

9 August to 13 November 1979

Joan Miró, Paul Klee, William S. Lieberman and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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A Penthouse Aviary

6 November 1980 to 20 January 1981

Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Robert Rauschenberg and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Drawings

19 March to 2 June 1981

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

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Photo of the exhibition American Prints: 1900–1960; Recent Acquisitions: Illustrated Books

18 December 1985 to 20 May 1986

Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Alexander Calder and Jim Dine, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Committed to Print

31 January to 19 April 1988

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn and Claes Oldenburg, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Modern Poster

6 June to 6 September 1988

Max Ernst, Ben Shahn, Pierre Bonnard and Oskar Kokoschka, among others, were involved.

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Painters for the Theater

14 July to 1 November 1989

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall and Georges Rouault, among others, were involved.