Provenance

The first exhibition, The Sketchbooks of Ree Morton, was curated by Cynthia Carlson and Allan Schwartzman. It was exhibited at Franklin Furnace from July 7 to August 27, 1988. After the exhibit closed, Franklin Furnace cataloged all the sketchbooks, built custom archival enclosures to protect them, and loaned them to several institutions. In 1990, The Whitney Museum borrowed seven of the sketchbooks for A New Acquisition: Signs of Love. The University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum created: Sketchbooks of Ree Morton, a traveling exhibition organized in 1999-2000 by Barbara Zucker. A catalog for this exhibit titled The Mating Habits of Lines was published in 2000. This exhibit traveled for several years. In 2008, selected sketchbooks were exhibited with Morton’s painting and sculpture by the Generali Foundation in Vienna for The Deities Must be Made to Laugh. Generali also published a 207 page catalog titled Ree Morton: Works 1971-1977 for that exhibition. Most recently, the Drawing Center borrowed ten sketchbooks for an exhibition in 2009 titled Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World.