Dan Flavin: A Retrospective

October 3, 2004–August 12, 2007, Dia Beacon


Dia Art Foundation, in association with the National Gallery of Art, has organized the first comprehensive retrospective of works by Dan Flavin. Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, curated by former Dia Director Michael Govan and Tiffany Bell, Director of the Dan Flavin catalogue raisonné project, brings together the broad range of Flavin's art including some 45 objects and installations, most of which use the medium of fluorescent light, as well as a significant group of drawings, sketches, and collage-constructions.

The exhibition was organized by Dia Art Foundation, New York, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

The national tour is sponsored by Altria Group.

The exhibition in Washington and its accompanying catalogue are made possible in part by a grant from Lannan Foundation.

Research for the exhibition and publication was supported by The Henry Luce Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
October 3, 2004-January 9, 2005

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
February 27, 2005-June 5, 2005

Modern of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 1, 2005-October 30, 2005

The Hayward Gallery, London
January 19, 2006-April 2, 2006

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
June 9, 2006-October 8, 2006

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
November 22, 2006-April 3, 2007

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
May 13, 2007-August 12, 2007


Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin was born in New York City in 1933. He died in Riverhead, New York, in 1996.


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