Julien Levy Gallery, New York, Arshile Gorky: Paintings: 1946
, April 9–May 4, 1946, no. 11, as The Unattainable
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fourteen Americans
, September 10–December 8, 1946 (Exhibition catalogue: Miller, D. 1946)
, no. 35, p. 77; ill. in b/w, p. 21, as The Unattainable
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Department of Circulating Exhibitions (organizer), Fourteen Americans
, 1947, no. 16, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, January 5–26, 1947; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, February 7–March 10, 1947; Cincinnati Modern Art Society, March 20–April 17, 1947; San Francisco Museum of Art, May 6–June 1, 1947; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, June 15–30, 1947; Indiana University Art Center Gallery, Bloomington, October 11–18, 1947.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 35 American Painters of Today
, February 22–March 19, 1950, no. 9, as The Unattainable
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Arshile Gorky Memorial Exhibition
, January 5–February 18, 1951, no. 41, ill. in b/w, p. 35; p. 47, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, March 4–April 22, 1951; San Francisco Museum of Art, California, May 9–July 9, 1951.
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, Arshile Gorky: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings
, October 6–26, 1952, no. 13, as The Unattainable
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, Arshile Gorky in the Final Years
, February 16–March 14, 1953, no. 8, as The Unattainable
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, Recent Paintings by 7 Americans
, September 24–October 20, 1956, no. 7, as The Unattainable
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 33 Paintings by Arshile Gorky
, December 2–28, 1957 (Exhibition catalogue: Sidney Janis Gallery 1957)
, no. 21, ill. in b/w, as The Unattainable
XXXI Biennale di Venezia: Internazionale d'Arte, U.S. Pavillion, Venice, Italy, Arshile Gorky
, June 16–October 7, 1962, no. 19, p. 114, as "L'irraggiungibile."
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Arshile Gorky, 1904–1948
, December 19, 1962–February 12, 1963 (Exhibition catalogue: Seitz 1962)
, no. 79, ill. in b/w, p. 34; p. 54, as The Unattainable
, [exhibited in New York only]. Traveled to: Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C, March 12–April 14, 1963.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 11 Abstract Expressionist Painters
, October 7–November 2, 1963, no. 5, ill. in b/w, as The Unattainable
Arts Council of Great Britain, London (organizer), Tate Gallery, Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings
, April 2–May 2, 1965, no. 69, ill. in b/w, as The Unattainable
Arts Council of Great Britain, London (organizer), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Arshile Gorky, Paintings and Drawings / Arshile Gorky: Schilderijen en Tekeningen
, May 22–June 27, 1965, no. 103, ill. in b/w, as "Het onbereikbare / The unattainable." Traveled to: Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 24–September 5, 1965. (Museum Boymans van Beuingen 1965)..
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Kompass III: Schilderkunst na 1945 uit New York / Malerei nach 1945 aus New York / Paintings after 1945 in New York
, November 9–December 17, 1967, no. 5, ill. in b/w, p. 36, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, December 30, 1967–February 11, 1968 (as Kompass New York).
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940–1970
, October 18, 1969–February 8, 1970 (Exhibition catalogue: Geldzahler 1969)
, no. 92, as The Unattainable
University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Arshile Gorky: Drawings to Paintings
, October 12–November 23, 1975 (Exhibition catalogue: University of Texas at Austin 1975)
, ill. in color, p. 10, as "The Dialogue of the Edge"; p. 104, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: San Francisco Museum of Art, December 4, 1975–January 12, 1976; Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, State University of New York, February 10–March 14, 1976; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York, April 4–May 9, 1976.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Arshile Gorky 1904–1948: A Retrospective
, April 24–July 19, 1981, no. 183, ill. in b/w, p. 208, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, September 11–November 8, 1981; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 3, 1981–February 28, 1982.
Gagosian Gallery, New York, Arshile Gorky: Late Paintings
, January 11–March 5, 1994, ill. in color, p. 33; p. 43, as The Unattainable
Brooklyn Museum, New York, Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940–1960
, October 12, 2001–January 6, 2002. Traveled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 16–May 12, 2002; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, June 21–September 15, 2002; Phoenix Art Museum, April 4–January 29, 2003.
National Academy of Design, New York, Surrealism USA
, February 17–May 8, 2005, no. 93, ill. in color, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: Phoenix Art Museum, June 5–September 25, 2005.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective
, October 15, 2009–January 10, 2010 (Exhibition catalogue: Taylor 2009a)
, pl. 134, ill. in color, p. 295; p. 391, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: Tate Modern, London, February 10–May 3, 2010. (Gale 2010).; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June 6–September 20, 2010.
Royal Academy of Arts, London, Abstract Expressionism
, September 24, 2016–January 2, 2017 (Exhibition catalogue: Devaney and Wurst 2016)
, no. 18, ill. in color, p. 150, as The Unattainable
. Traveled to: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, February 3–June 4, 2017.