Holt archival material on show in Washington D.C.

Currently on show at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art is a study of archival material showing how artists have shaped, and are shaped by, their surroundings. Spanning the 1830s to the 2000s, Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art brings together photographs, sketches, diaries, correspondence, and video Read more….

Robert Smithson’s “Monuments of Passaic”

In the January 2018 issue of Artforum, Phyllis Tuchman discusses Robert Smithson’s “Monuments of Passaic” (1967). Smithson travelled by bus on September 30, 1967 from New York City’s midtown Port Authority Bus Terminal to Passaic, a small town in New Jersey between his two childhood homes in Rutherford and Clifton. He took with him a Read more….

Nancy Holt at Des Moines Arts Center

The group exhibition Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys launches at Des Moines Art Center on February 17 2018, showing through to May 13 2018. Featuring Nancy Holt’s “Trail Markers” (1969) from the Holt Smithson Foundation, the exhibition takes its title from Rebecca Solnit’s book Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2000) and presents artwork spanning 1967 to Read more….

Smithson solo exhibition in Australia

Robert Smithson: Time Crystals, the first exhibition dedicated to the work of Robert Smithson in Australia, launches at the University of Queensland Art Museum this spring, developed in collaboration with Monash University Museum of Art. On show in Brisbane between March 10 and July 8 2018, the exhibition travels to Melbourne from July 21 to Read more….

Guggenheim Museum acquires Smithson sculpture

The Holt-Smithson Foundation is pleased to announce Robert Smithson’s sculpture “Four-Sided Vortex” (1965) has been acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. The artwork has been purchased through prior gift of Daimler-Benz in honor of Thomas M. Messer, 2016. “Four-Sided Vortex” joins the works “Yucatan Mirror Displacements (1-9)” (1969) and “Hotel Palenque” (1969-72) Read more….

Nancy Holt at UB Art Galleries

Nancy Holt’s work “Trail Markers” (1969) from the Holt Smithson Foundation is currently on show in the group exhibition Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017 at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, New York. Curated by Rachel Adams, UB Art Galleries Senior Curator, the exhibition continues to December 31 2017 and tours to Anna K. Meredith Read more….

Nancy Holt at Art Basel Miami Beach

Eighteen examples of Nancy Holt’s photographic series “Light and Shadow Photo Drawings” (1978) are on show at Art Basel Miami Beach, at Parra & Romero Gallery (Booth H3 in the Galleries Sector), from December 7 – December 10, 2017. Nancy Holt’s investigation of investigation of optical phenomena in the 1970s led to a series of Read more….

Works on paper by Robert Smithson on display

Currently works on paper by Robert Smithson from the Holt-Smithson Foundation are on display in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Block Museum at Northwestern University. The drawings “Lunar Parallel” (1962) (seen above) and “Untitled (Ascribed to Arisleus)” (1962) are on show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Delirious: Art Read more….

Appointment of the first Executive Director

The newly formed Holt-Smithson Foundation is very pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Le Feuvre as its first Executive Director. “It is a great honor to join the Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson Foundation as the inaugural Executive Director,” Ms. Le Feuvre stated, “Our ambitions are to develop the legacy and values of Holt Read more….