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1980s Exhibitions

1980

Extensions: Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Robert Longo, Judy Pfaff
January 20–March 2, 1980

Cindy Sherman: Photographs
February 2–March 23, 1980

Richard Artschwager’s Theme(s)
March 22–May 4, 1980

Elmer Bischoff: New Paintings
April 5–May 18, 1980

Ree Morton: Retrospective 1971–1977
May 20–June 29, 1980

Ken Price: Selections from “Happy’s Curios”
May 31–July 20, 1980

Jack Mims: Petty Disasters and Petit Grotesqueries
July 19–August 17, 1980

A Sound Selection: Audio Works by Artists
August 2–August 24, 1980

Nancy Graves: A Survey 1969/1980
September 20–October 26, 1980

Earl Staley: Mythologies
October 3–November 10, 1980

Buildings for Best Products
November 11–30, 1980

Vernon Fisher: Story Paintings and Drawings
November 22–January 4, 1981

Roger Brown
December 13, 1980–January 18, 1981


1981

The New Photography
January 17–February 22, 1981

Ansel Adams and the West
February 3–March 15, 1981

Jonathan Borofsky: An Installation
March 7–April 5, 1981

The Americans: The Landscape
April 4–May 31, 1981

Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Nocturnal Paintings
April 25–June 14, 1981

Neil Jenney: Paintings and Sculpture 1967–1980
June 13–July 19, 1981

Charles Schorre: Pages from Books Unpublished
June 20–August 2, 1981

Other Realities: Installations for Performance
August 1–September 27, 1981

Brian Eno: Video and Music
August 8–30, 1981

Jun Kaneko: Parallel Sounds
September 4–October 18, 1981

Four Painters: Jones, Smith, Stack, Utterback
October 10–November 29, 1981

Derek Boshier: Paintings from 1980–1981
October 31–December 13, 1981

Robert Morris: Selected Works 1970–1980
December 12, 1981–February 14, 1982

Melissa Miller: Recent Paintings
December 19, 1981–January 24, 1982

Events: Artists in Collaboration
December 19, 1981–February 28, 1982


1982

Texas on Paper
February 6–March 14, 1982

Hans Namuth: Pollock Painting
February 22–April 4, 1982

John Baldessari: Work 1966–1980
March 6–April 18, 1982

Tony Berlant: Recent Work
March 27–May 2, 1982

Lunar Landscapes
April 7–May 16, 1982

Robert Gordy: Paintings and Drawings 1960–1980
May 1–June 27, 1982

Gay Block: Portraits
May 7–June 13, 1982

Some Contemporary Portraits
May 14–June 20, 1982

Charles Simonds: Circles and Towers Growing
June 23–August 15, 1982

The Americans: The Collage
July 11–October 3, 1982

Ed Paschke: Selected Works 1967–1981
August 21–September 26, 1982

Photo-Collage
August 23–October 3, 1982

Dreams and Schemes: Visions and Revisions for the Contemporary Arts Museum
October 2–November 14, 1982

In Our Time: Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum 1948–1982
October 23–January 2, 1983

Eva Hesse: A Retrospective of the Drawings
November 20–January 2, 1983


1983

Andy Feehan: Contemporary Allegories
January 8–March 13, 1983

The Works of Ed Ruscha
January 15–February 27, 1983

Louise Bourgeois
March 12–May 8, 1983

Michael Tetherow: Paintings
March 19–May 29, 1983

Arbitrary Order: Paintings by Pat Steir
May 27–June 17, 1983

Form Illusion Myth: Prints and Drawings of Pat Steir
May 27–July 17, 1983

Laura Russell: Surfaces in Space
June 11–August 7, 1983

Southern Fictions
August 2–September 4, 1983

Frank Freed: People and Places
August 13–September 18, 1983

American Still Life: 1945–1983
September 20–November 20, 1983

Michael Tracy: Requiem Para Los Olvidados
September 24–November 6, 1983

Scott Burton Chairs
November 12, 1983–January 15, 1984

Earl Staley: 1973–1983
December 3, 1983–February 5, 1984


1984

Robert Helm: Recent Work
January 28–March 11, 1984

American Folk Art: The Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. Collection
February 18–April 1, 1984

Felipe Archuleta: Modern Folk Master
March 17–April 29, 1984

Laurie Anderson: Works from 1969–1983
April 20–June 3, 1984

Rauschenberg/Performance
May 12–June 24, 1984

Gilbert & George
June 23–August 19, 1984

Fluxus, etc.: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection
July 7–September 16, 1984

The Heroic Figure
September 15–November 4, 1984

Video: Heroes/Anti-Heroes
September 29–December 2, 1984

Philip Glass: The Manuscript for Akhnaten
September 29–October 21, 1984

Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz: The Art Show
November 17–January 13, 1985

Mark Tansey: Paintings
December 8–February 3, 1985

1985

Owen Morrel: Works 1976–1984
February 2–March 24, 1985

Chuck Close: Works on Paper
February 9–April 21, 1985

Robert Mangold: Paintings
April 12–June 2, 1985

Barbara Kruger: Striking Poses
April 27–June 23, 1985

Milton Resnick: Paintings 1945–1985
June 21–August 11, 1985

The Robot Exhibit: History, Fantasy and Reality
July 6–September 8, 1985

James Rosenquist: Paintings 1961–1985
August 27–October 20, 1985

Nancy O’Connor: Milam’s Journey
September 21, 1985–January 5, 1986

Robert Rauschenberg, Work from Four Series: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition
December 21, 1985–March 16, 1986


1986

Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949–1984
February 28–April 20, 1986

Joseph Glasco 1948–1986: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition
April 19–June 29, 1986

Robert Longo: Sequences/Men in the Cities
May 31–June 29, 1986

Roy Lichtenstein as Sculptor: Recent Works 1977–1984
September 13–October 26, 1986

Melissa Miller: A Survey 1978–1986
September 13–November 2, 1986

Anne Turyn: Work from Five Series
November 1–30, 1986

Jane Freilicher: Paintings
November 22–December 28, 1986

Lee N. Smith III: Recent Paintings
December 6, 1986–February 1, 1987


1987

The Architecture of Frank Gehry
January 21–March 29, 1987

Jon Kessler
February 14–March 15, 1987

Mel Kendrick: Recent Sculpture
March 28–April 26, 1987

The Window in Twentieth-Century Art
April 25–June 28, 1987

Susan Whyne: Recent Paintings
May 2–May 31, 1987

Heroic Stance: The Sculpture of John McCracken 1965–1986
June 6–June 28, 1987

Warhol/Beuys/Polke
September 12–November 15, 1987

The Armoury of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion
September 12–October 6, 1987

Sue Coe: Police State
October 31–December 6, 1987

Bruce Nauman: Drawings 1965–1986
December 5, 1987–January 17, 1988

Eric Fischl: Scenes Before the Eye: The Evolution of Year of the Drowned Dog and Floating Islands
December 19, 1987–February 14, 1988


1988

Gretchen Bender: Total Recall
February 12–February 14, 1988

Bill Viola: Survey of a Decade
February 13–April 17, 1988

Sally Gall: Tropical Landscapes
February 27–April 3, 1988

Joan Nelson: Paintings
April 16–June 12, 1988

Billy Al Bengston: Paintings of Three Decades
May 14–June 26, 1988

All the News That’s Fit for Prints: A Parallel of Social Concerns in Graphic Art of the 1930s/1980s
June 25–August 28, 1988

Rodney Alan Greenblat: Reality and Imagination–Two Taste Treats in One!
July 23–September 4, 1988

Al Souza: Paintings
September 10–October 30, 1988

The First Texas Triennial Exhibition
September 24–November 13, 1988

James Drake: The Border/La Frontera
November 12–December 31, 1988

Robert Colescott: A Retrospective 1975–1986
December 3, 1988–January 15, 1989


1989

Patricia Gonzalez: Paintings
January 14–March 12, 1989

Frank Stella: 1970–1987
February 11–April 23, 1989

Mark Innerst: Landscape and Beyond
March 18–May 28, 1989

Fred Sandback: Sculpture
May 20–August 13, 1989

The Arts for Television
June 10–July 16, 1989

Ross Bleckner
July 29–September 24, 1989

Vernon Fisher
September 9–November 5, 1989

The Mindful Page
October 7–December 31, 1989

German Art of the Late 80’s
November 18, 1989–February 4, 1990