John Rhoden

Exhibition

History

John Rhoden exhibited extensively during his lifetime

From his first exhibition in 1933 and to his last in 1995, Rhoden's dedication and perseverance to create and exhibit his works of art was admirable. All exhibition information compiled for this list came directly from the John Rhoden papers, including resumes, ephemera, photography, and correspondence. Archives staff will continually update the list with information if new details emerge.


1930s

1933

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Savery Library at Talladega College Talladega, Alabama

December - 1933

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1934

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Public Library of Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama

June - 1934

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1935

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Savery Library at Talladega College

March - 1935

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1938

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Cooperative Fellowship House New York, New York

September - 1938

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1940s

1940

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

New York Public Library: Muhlenberg Branch New York, New York

1940

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Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

New York Public Library: Harlem New York, New York

1940

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1943

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Army Camp

November - 1943

Works exhibited: portrait of commanding officer

1945

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Pentagon Building

1945

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Fourth Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Prints by Negro Artists

Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia

April 1, 1945 - April 29, 1945

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1946

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Servicemen Club (Service Club No. 2) New York, New York

1946

Works exhibited: first major attempt at painting a mural

1947

Audubon Artist 6th Annual Exhibition

National Academy of Design New York, New York

December 12, 1947 - December 29, 1947

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1948

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Architecture League (possibly Architectural League) New York, New York

1948

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1949

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Architecture League (possibly Architectural League) New York, New York

1948

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Columbia University First Annual Student Artists Show

Columbia University New York, New York

March 25, 1949 - April 8, 1949

Works exhibited: torso (small nude figurine, green luxor soapstone, first prize in show); Invictus (Mexican tulipwood); plunging bull (mahogany); fish (green marble, first place in sculpture division).

Archival materials:

rhodens

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Arthur Brown Gallery New York, New York

1949

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Country Fair City Center Show by National Urban League

NYPL Schomburg Collection New York, New York

June 17, 1949 - June 19, 1949

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NAACP Youth Group Show

New York, New York

1949

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Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Broadway 77th Street Theater New York, New York

November - November, 1949

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36th Annual National Open Exhibition

Allied Artists of America (held at The National Academy of Design Galleries on Upper Fifth Avenue at 89th Street) New York, New York

October 3, 1949 - October 20, 1949

Works exhibited: Contentment


African Opinion

Location: unknown

1949

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Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Riverside Museum New York, New York

1949

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1950s

1950

Ninth Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Prints by Negro Artists

Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia

1950

Works exhibited: female figure in wood


145th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

January 22, 1950 - February 26, 1950

Works exhibited: Contentment


Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey Annual National Members Exhibition

Jersey City Museum Jersey City, New Jersey

1950

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Audubon Artist 9th Annual Exhibition

National Academy of Design New York, New York

1950

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Columbia University Second Annual Student Artists Show

Philosophy Hall, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University New York, New York

March 15, 1950 - March 29, 1950

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Archival materials:

rhodens

Art Fair

St. Martin's Episcopal Church New York, New York

1950

Works exhibited:


Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine

1950

Works exhibited:


Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting Madison, Maine

1950

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Exhibition of Works by Candidates for Grants for the Year 1951

The National Institute of Arts and Letters New York, New York

December 8, 1950 - January 15, 1951

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Archival materials:

rhodens

1951

American Sculpture 1951, A National Competitive Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York

December 7, 1951 - February 24, 1952

Works exhibited: The Dancer, bronze, H. 48 inches, $2,000


Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

The American British Art Gallery

1951

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1954

John Rhoden

Galleria Schneider Rome, Italy

April 12, 1954 - April 24, 1954

Works exhibited: 23 sculptures, “Acrobati”, “Harlem Globe Trotter”, “Toro”, “Afrodite”, “Torso”, “Fecondita”, “Adam ed Eva”, “Crocifissione”

Archival materials:

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Rhoden Sculpture

Fairweather-Garnet Gallery Evanston, Illinois

January 24, 1954 - February 19, 1954

Works exhibited: three-headed lion, bronze; heavenly bodies, bronze; astronomer, bronze; reclining figure, bronze; torso, rosewood; contentment, luxor stone; conversations about nothing, bronze; acrobats, bronze; angels teasing taurus, bronze; group, bronze.

Archival materials:

rhodens

1955

Exhibition: Paintings by Kandinsky, Klee, Leger, Miro. Sculpture by John Rhoden

Saidenberg Gallery New York, New York

March 7, 1955 - April 30, 1955

Works exhibited: Horses

Archival materials:

rhodens

Exhibition of Works by Candidates for Grants for the Year 1951

The National Institute of Arts and Letters New York, New York

March 4, 1955 - March 20, 1955

Works exhibited: 4 works lent

Archival materials:

rhodens

1956

John W. Rhoden: Veistoksia, Skulpturer Finland Amerika Foreningens

Helsinki, Finland

January 20, 1956 - January 24, 1956

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Extended Loans from the Guggenheim Museum OR Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Museum

Savery Library at Talladega College Talladega, Alabama

1956

Works exhibited: Invictus, made of Mexican tulip, 1949


John Rhoden's Sculptural Exhibition

L'Atelier du Caire, Cairo, Egypt

March 24, 1956 -

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1959

Atlanta University Contemporary Art Collection

Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia

1959

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Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture

University of Illinois, Urbana Urbana, Illinois

March 1, 1959 - April 5, 1959

Works exhibited: Angels Teasing Taurus

1960s

1961

New Vistas in American Art

Howard University Art Gallery Washington, D.C.

March - April, 1961

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1963

Exhibition of Paintings by Richanda Rhoden and Sculpture by John Rhoden

Djakarta, Indonesia

1963

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1967

North Carolina Collects: A Loan Exhibition of North Carolina Owned Objects

North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, North Carolina

October 10, 1967 - October 29, 1967

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Thirty-Eighth Annual Festival of Music and Art, John Rhoden and Walter Williams

Fisk University Art Gallery Nashville, TN

April 23, 1967 - April 30, 1967

Works exhibited: quarter horse, bronze 1958; safari, bronze, 1959, seated figure, bronze, 1959; agilita, bronze, 1959; dance figure, bronze, 1959; dedicated public servant, bronze, 1962; nuance, nankawood, 1963; mother and child, rosewood, 1964; totem, bronze, 1966; abstractions no. 10, bronze, 1966; tripytch, bronze, 1966; winter soltic, bronze, 1967.

Archival materials:

rhodens

1968

Formal Exhibition Title: Unknown

Northside Center for Child Development New York, New York

Fall 1968

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1969

Brooklyn Heights Association Art Show

Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn, New York

April 13, 1969 - May 11, 1969

Works exhibited: Cloud Woman


Afro-American Artists Since 1950

Brooklyn College Brooklyn, New York

April 15, 1969 - May 18, 1969

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1970s

1970

Afro-American Artists: New York and Boston

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Boston, Massachusetts

May 19, 1970 - June 23, 1970

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An Exhibition of Sculpture by John Rhoden

University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 11, 1970 - October 6, 1970

Works exhibited: see exhibition checklist (pafa archives)

1971

Contemporary Black Artists in America

Whitney Museum of American Art New York, New York

April 6, 1971 - May 16, 1971

Works exhibited: Blue Eyes (Indonesian Legend), 1965, wood, 52 x 48 x 48 inches

Archival materials:

rhodens

Sculptures of John W. Rhoden

Spelman College Atlanta, Georgia

April 4, 1971 - April 23, 1971

Works exhibited: see exhibition checklist (pafa archives)

Archival materials:

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Works of Richanda and John Rhoden

Interchurch Center New York, New York

May 24, 1971 - June 25, 1971

Works exhibited: see exhibition checklist (pafa archives)

Archival materials:

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1972

Reflections: the Afro-American artist: an exhibit of paintings, sculpture, and graphics

Benton Convention Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina

October 8, 1972 - October 15, 1972

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1973

Highlights from the Atlanta University Collection of Afro-American Art

High Museum of Art Atlanta, Georgia

Fall 1973

Works exhibited: Female Figure, sculpture, h. 29 inches Second Award, 1967.


Afro-American Invitational

Birmingham Arts Festival Birmingham, Alabama

1973

Works exhibited: dedicated public servant; honiwa (both bronze)

Archival materials:

rhodens

1975

Art Exhibit: Painters Mayhew, Critchlow Sculptors Rhoden, Richardson

Location: unknown (possibly Florida)

May 10, 1975

Works exhibited: figure (bronze); bust (bronze); bust (bronze); figure (bronze)

Archival materials:

rhodens

1976

Two Centuries of African American Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, California

September 30, 1976 - November 21, 1976

Works exhibited: Safari, 1958, bronze, 27 x 38 in; Population Explosion, 1962, teakwood, 60 inches; Confrontation, 1969, bronze, 96 inches; Abstraction, 1975, bronze, jewel glass, 48 inches high ; Richanda, 1975, bronze, 90 inches high; Sphere of Life, 1975, bronze, 48 x 60 inches

Archival materials:

rhodens
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1979

Black Artists / South Huntsville

Museum of Art Huntsville, Alabama

April 1, 1979 - July 29, 1979

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1980s

1981

Sculpture ’81

Lever House New York, New York

February 18, 1981 - March 16, 1981

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1982

JOHN RHODEN SCULPTURES

African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 23, 1982 - October 1, 1982

Works exhibited: Pow Wow, 1976, Bronze and jewel glass, 64 inches; Eve, 1958, Bronze, 46 inches; Hommage De’ Africa, 1969, Bronze and jewel glass, 8 feet; Ritual of Circumstance, 1980, Bronze, 19 ½ inches; Safari, 1958, Bronze, 27 x 38 inches; Line portrait, 1972, Bronze, 35 ¼ inches; Challenge to Jupiter, 1953, Bronze, 39 inches; Dedicated Public Servant, 1958, Bronze and jewel glass, 40 x 12 inches; Search for Truth, 1953, Bronze, 34 inches; African Dancers, 1974, Bronze, 36 ¾ inches; The Garrison, 1970, Bronze and Jewel glass, 28 x 16 inches; Seated Figure, 1958, Bronze, 10 feet; Manhattan, 1959, Bronze, Nickel Silver and Jewel Glass, 65 ½ inches; Generations, 1961, Teakwood, 8 feet 4 inches; Bronze head, 1980, Bronze, 19 inches; Nyanza “Presence of Africa”, 1976, Bronze, 7 feet 8 inches; Clone, 1979, Bronze, 40 inches

Archival materials:

rhodens
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John Rhoden: Sculpture

Gallery 62, National Urban League New York, New York

November 8, 1982 - December 10, 1982

Works exhibited: Female Figure, 1963, Wood, 80 inches; Agilita, 1958, Bronze, 28 inches; Population Explosion, 1982, teak wood, 66 inches; African Woman, Bronze, 41 inches; Angels Teasing Taurus, bronze, jewel glass, 50 inches; Mask, 1978, Bronze, 86 inches; Sumo Wrestlers, 1980, Bronze, 16 inches; Chinook, 1961, Bronze, 49 inches; Acrobats, 1953, Bronze, 44 inches; Double Horses, Bronze, 16 inches; I’ve Got It Hidden, 1958, Bronze, 34 inches; Mask, 1978, bronze, 86 inches; Metaphor, 1980, bronze, 22 inches; African King and Queen, 1968, Bronze & jewel glass, 18 inches; Three Women, 1970, Bronze, 16 inches; Goumelis (Girl in Love with Herself), 1963, teak wood, 76 inches; Abstract Caryatid, 1957, Bronze, 34 inches; Topeng, 1962, Rosamalia wood, 66 inches; Priest of the Borealis, 1980, Bronze, 28 inches; Invictus, 1948, Rosewood, 18 inches

Archival materials:

rhodens

1984

Eighteen Horses: Ninety Years of Equestrian Statuary the Soldiers' and Sailors'

Memorial Arch, Prospect Park Brooklyn, New York

April 29, 1984 - June 17, 1984

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1985

Sculpture by John Rhoden

Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham, Alabama

January 20, 1985 - March 17, 1985

Works exhibited: see exhibition checklist (pafa archives)

Archival materials:

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Choosing: An Exhibit of Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black Americans, 1925-1985

Hampton University Hampton, Virginia

1985

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1986

Unbroken Circle: Exhibition of African American Artists of the 1930’s and 1940’s

Kenkeleba House New York, New York

May 5, 1986

Works exhibited: Gemini, Rosewood, 1947.

Archival materials:

rhodens

1987

In the Spirit of Wood

Kenkeleba House New York, New York

April 5, 1987 - May 3, 1987

Works exhibited: Mother and Child II, 42 inches, rosamalla wood, 1962.

Archival materials:

rhodens

1988

Six Black Sculptors

Hudson Guild Art Gallery New York, New York

1988

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Joining Forces: Hughie Lee Smith and John W. Rhoden

Montclair State College Upper Montclair, New Jersey

October 4, 1988 - November 9, 1988

Works exhibited: The Atavist (1986), Eve (1958), Keesong (1988), Population Explosion (1963), Richanda (1962)

Archival materials:

rhodens

1989

Abstract Expression: The Missing Link

Jamaica Arts Center New York, New York

January 12, 1989 - February 25, 1989, 1989

Works exhibited:


American Resources: Selected Works of African American Artists

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery New York, New York

August 26, 1989 - September 24, 1989

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1990s

1990

Works of Richanda and John Rhoden

Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. New York, New York

1990

Works exhibited:

Archival materials:

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1994

African American History month, featuring Sculpture Exhibit by John Rhoden

Banco Popular de Puerto Rico Harlem, New York

February 1993

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1995

Exhibit and Award Ceremony Honoring the work of John Rhoden

Veteran & NYVA Medical Center New York, New York

February 21, 1995

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