Louise Bourgeois - Selected exhibitions history and awards


· Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY "Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective". Traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.


· Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, West Germany "Louise Bourgeois: A Retrospective Exhibition".  Traveled to Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, West Germany; Musée d'art Contemporain, Lyon, France; Fundación Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain; Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland; and Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands.  


· American Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. An expanded exhibition "Louise Bourgeois: The Locus of Memory" traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada.


· National Medal of Arts presented by President Clinton at the White House.


· Awarded the Golden Lion, for a living master of contemporary art, by La Biannale di Venezia.


· Museo Nacional Centro de Arte / Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain "Louise Bourgeois: Architecture and Memory"


· Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain "Louise Bourgeois"


· The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia "Louise Bourgeois at the Hermitage".  Traveled to Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.


· Tate Modern, London, England "Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective".  Traveled to the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C..


· French Legion of Honor medal presented by President Sarkozy to Louise Bourgeois at artist's Chelsea home.


· Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy "Louise Bourgeois for Capodimonte"


· Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina "Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed". Traveled to Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


· National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada "Louise Bourgeois Homage"

· Foundation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel, Switzerland "Louise Bourgeois: À L'Infini"


· Qatar Museums Authority, QMA Gallery, Katara, Doha, Qatar "Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious"

· Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany "Louise Bourgeois: Passage Dangereux"

· Freud Museum, London, England "Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed"


· La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain "Louise Bourgeois: Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pense"

· Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, China "Louise Bourgeois: Alone and Together". Traveled to Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark.

· Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Australia "Louise Bourgeois: Late Works"


Photo details: Louise Bourgeois working on SLEEP II in Italy in 1967.
Photo: Studio Fotografico, © The Easton Foundation

Portrait Louise Bourgeois