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George Rickey
Chronology
1907
Born in South Bend, Indiana, June 6, 1907 to Walter Rickey, mechanical engineer who worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company and Grace Landon, an early graduate of Smith College; third of six children, only boy.
 
1913
Rickey Family moves to Helensburgh, Scotland.
 
1917-1921
Attends Larchfield School in Helensburgh, Scotland.
 
1921
Begins secondary school education at Trinity College, Glenalmond, Scotland; influenced by teacher George Lyward.
 
1925
Cruises the Mediterranean with Captain David Bone, brother of artist Muirhead Bone.
 
1926
Graduates from Trinity College, Glenalmond, Scotland. Begins study of modern history at Balliol College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
 
1927
Crosses the Atlantic with Captain David Bone (does so again the following year).
 
1928
Visits Heidelberg, studying and living in student housing.
 
Attends evening classes at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, United Kingdom.
 
Visits Paris for the first time.
 
1929
Receives B.A. from Balliol College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
 
Studies modern drawing and painting at the Académie L'Hote and Académie Moderne, Paris, France.
 
Teaches English at the Gardiner School, Paris, France.
 
1930
Accepts teaching position at Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts.
 
Travels to Heidelberg, then United Kingdom, where crossing English Channel meets future first wife Susan Luhrs.
 
1933
Leaves Groton and moves to New York City; marries Susan Luhrs at Riverside Church.
 
Spends the months of September to February in Paris and travels through France and Spain.
 
Meets Alice B. Toklas in Gertrude Stein's Paris apartment and Dolores Vanetti, with whom he remains close friends.
 
1934
Returns to New York City where he has first solo exhibition of Paintings at Caz-Delbo Gallery.
 
1934-1942
Maintains studio in New York City.
 
1935
His father, Walter Rickey, dies in a car accident outside of Paris, France.
 
First solo museum exhibition of paintings, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
 
1936
Works for three months as an editorial assistant at Newsweek.
 
1937
Meets David Smith in Woodstock, New York.
 
Serves as Artist-in-Residence, Olivet College (on a Carnegie Grant), Olivet, Michigan.
 
1938
Begins fresco mural project for Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan.
 
Meets Laura Verplank, Charles Fiske and Bill Dole.
 
Travels throughout the Midwest on an educational tour for the Carnegie Corporation.
 
1939
Paints mural at the Post Office in Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
 
Travels to Mexico with Ulfert Wilke and Laura Verplank.
 
Completes the mural at Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan.
 
Marriage to Susan Luhrs ends in divorce.
 
1940
Serves as Director of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
 
Artist-in-Residence at Knox College (on a Carnegie Grant); begins mural. Galesburg, Illinois.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "Art in a Democracy," American Artists Congress, New York City.
 
1941
Completes the mural at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
 
Travels to Mexico with his sister Alison.
 
Moves to Pennsylvania; organizes Art Department at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
 
1942-1945
Drafted and serves in U.S. Army Air Corps; makes first mobile sculpture.
 
1943
Travels to New York on leave, visits Woodstock, New York.
 
1945
Studies art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University on G.I. Bill, New York, New York.
 
Participates in a group exhibition, "Soldier Art," National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
 
1946
Returns to teaching at Muhlenberg College; becomes Chairman of Art Department, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "Oil Paintings and Sculpture," Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California.
 
1947
Marries Edith (Edie) Leighton at Christ Church in New York City; honeymoons in Woodstock, New York.
 
Studies etching under Mauricio Lasansky, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans (now New Orleans Museum of Art) (also 1948, 1959, 1961) "American Drawings for 1947," Albany Institute of History and Art, New York; "Ohio Valley Oil and Watercolor Show," Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; "Ninth Annual West Virginia Regional Exhibition," Parkersburg Fine Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia.
 
1948
Leaves position at Muhlenberg College; teaches at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
 
Studies design at the Institute of Design in Chicago, Illinois.
 
1949
Travels through Europe for seven months.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "One Hundred and Eight American Drawings," Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York.
 
Accepts a position as Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
 
1950
Begins making sculpture seriously.
 
Two-person exhibition, "George Rickey Moving Sculpture in Glass"; Reginald Neal Paintings, Associated American Club, Chicago, Illinois.
 
1951
Participates in group exhibitions: "Forty-fourth Annual Indiana Artist Exhibition," John Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (also 1952, 1954); "5th Old Northwest Territory Art Exhibit," Illinois State Fair Grounds, Illinois; "American Sculpture 1951," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; "Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City (also 1953, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1983).
 
1952
Spends summer at Camp Treetops, Lake Placid, New York; invents Mobi Kit.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (also 1954, 1956).
 
1953
Stuart Ross Rickey is born in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "American Sculpture," Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Maine. First solo museum exhibition of sculpture, "Mobile Sculpture," John Herron School of Art Museum, Indianapolis (traveled to The Little Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky).
 
1954
Resigns from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
 
Travels throughout the Midwest.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "5th Annual Regional Art Exhibition," South Bend Art Association, South Bend, Indiana; "Momentum Mid-continental 1948-54," Art Institute of Design, Chicago (also 1955).
 
1955
Solo exhibition at Kraushaar Galleries, New York City (also 1959, 1961).
 
Becomes Chairman (1955-1959) of the Art Department and Professor of Art (1955-1961) at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
1956
Baltimore Museum of Art acquires Seesaw & Carousel, II, Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Solo exhibition at the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (now New Orleans Museum of Art), New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
1957
Spends spring and summer with family at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.
 
First exhibition of sculpture in Europe at Amerika-Haus, Hamburg, Germany.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "Now in New Orleans," The Riverside Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
1959
Philip Leighton Rickey is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "5th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show," Ball State Teachers College Art Gallery, Muncie, Indiana; "The New Landscape in Art and Science," Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (traveling exhibition organized by American Federation of Art); "Recent Sculpture U.S.A," at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York which travels to The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; City Art Museum of St. Louis, St.Louis, Missouri, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Spends first summer with family at Hand Hollow, East Chatham, New York.
 
1960
Awarded first Guggenheim Fellowship; takes a sabbatical from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Spends part of the summer with family in Santa Barbara; teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, where Bill Dole is head of the art department; the Rickey and the Dole families remain close friends throughout their lives.
 
Solo exhibitions: "Kinetic Sculptures of George Rickey," Orleans Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; "Kinetic Sculpture – George Rickey;" Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "New Sculpture Now," Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts; and Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts; "A Sampling of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture," Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas; "Paintings Sculpture & Drawing from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick B. McGinnis," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
 
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, acquires Windflower I.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, acquires Diptych – The Seasons I.

 
1961
Guggenheim Fellowship is renewed; takes a second sabbatical from Tulane University and subsequently resigns.
 
Begins teaching at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (1961-66); meets Roland Hummel, engineering professor at the School of Architecture, and starts life long collaboration.
 
Participates in important international group exhibition of kinetic art: "Bewogen Beweging" at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, in cooperation with Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden and Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Mechanism and Organism, an International Sculpture Exhibition," New School for Social Research, New York City; "Regional Exhibition of Artists of the Upper Hudson," Albany Institute of History and Art, New York; "Magriel Collection of American Drawings," Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans (now New Orleans Museum of Art), Louisiana.
 
Meets Denis René and shows a sculpture at her gallery in Paris, France.
 
Begins work on book, Constructivism.
 
Solo exhibition "George Rickey Recent Sculpture," at Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, traveles to the Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
 
1962
Moves with family permanently to Hand Hollow, East Chatham, New York.
 
Solo exhibitions: "Rickey Kinetische Sulpturen, (Sculpture in Motion)," Galerie Springer, West Berlin, Germany; travels to Altbau der Kunsthalle, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany; "Rickey," Primus-Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles, California.
 
Two-Person exhibition, "George Rickey Mobiles, Kurt Kranz Kinetische Graphik," Galerie Anna Roepcke, Wiesbaden, West Germany.
 
1963
Mother Grace Landon Rickey dies on March 22 in Schenectady, New York.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey Kinetic Sculptures," Berkshire Art Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois; "George Rickey," Hopkins Center Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire and Williams College Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
 
Travels to London.
 
Participates in Group exhibition, "Sculpture in the Open Air," (20 American sculptors chosen by the Museum of Modern Art) Battersea Park, London, United Kingdom.
 
Visits Nam Gabo and Josef Albers in Connecticut.
 
Writes "Morphology of Movement" (published 1963).
 
Participates in conference in Pittsburgh on architectural uses of stainless steel at Lehigh University, Department of Fine Arts, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
 
Major installation: Twenty-Four Lines at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.
 
1964
Visit from Alfred Barr and Dorothy Miller.
 
Participates in solo exhibition at Staempfli Gallery, New York City (also 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975); "George Rickey/Kinetic Sculptures," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: Dokumenta III, Kassel, Germany; "Zero=0=nul," Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; "Mouvement 2," Galerie Denise Rene, Paris, France (also 1966, 1967); "Movement," Hanover Gallery, London, United Kingdom; "On the Move," Howard Wise Gallery, New York City.
 
Whitney Museum of American Art acquires Omaggio a Bernini II.
 
1965
Participates in group exhibitions: "Aktuel 65-Nouvelle Tendance-recherche continuelle," Galerie Aktuel, Berlin, Germany; "Kinetic and Optic Art Today," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; "nul negentienhonderd vijf en zestig," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; "Zero avant-garde," Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, Italy; "Art et Mouvement," Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; "Etats-Unis Sculptures du xxe Siècle," Musée Rodin, Paris, France; "licht und bewegung/kinetische kunst im garten: neue Tendenzen der architektur," Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; "Lumiere Mouvement et Optique," Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium; "Art in Science," Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York; "Amerikanische Plastik USA 20. Jahrhundert," Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (Kunstverein Berlin) and Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, West Germany.
 
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York acquires Peristyle – Five Lines.

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, acquires Two Lines Temporal I.

 
1966
Resigns from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; leaves teaching to sculpt full-time.
 
Serves as visiting artist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
 
Solo exhibitions: "George Rickey: Sixteen Years of Kinetic Sculpture," Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; "Lines and Planes," Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Directions in Kinetic Sculpture," University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; "Kinetic Currents," San Francisco Museum of Art, California; "Twentieth Century Sculpture," University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; "Seven Decades - Cross Currents in Modern Art," Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc., New York City; "Sculptures of the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller," Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands; Scuola Grande di San Teodoro, Salone Internazionale Dei Giovani, Venice, Italy; "Outdoor Sculpture '66," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; "Sculpture from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Max Wasserman," Hayden Gallery and Courtyard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston; "Contemporary Art - Acquisitions 1962-1965," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. acquires Three Red Lines.

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts acquires 3 Lines – Eighteen Feet.

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Holland, acquires Two Vertical Three Horizontal Lines.

 
1967
Regents Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
 
Publishes book, Constructivism (Braziller).
 
Solo exhibition, "Recent Kinetic Sculpture," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Slow-motion: an exhibition of kinetic art," Douglas College, Rutgers, State University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, New Jersey; "Licht Bewegung Farbe," Kunsthalle Nürnberg, West Germany (also 1969); "Biennale 1969 Nürnberg–Konstruktive Kunst: Elemente und Prinzipien," West Germany; "American Sculpture of the Sixties" Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; "Light Motion and Sound in the New Art," Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey; "vom Konstruktivismus zur Kinetik 1917 bis 1967," Galerie Denise René/Hans Mayer, Krefeld Ostwall, and Modern Art Museum, Munich, West Germany; "Art et Mouvement," Musée D’Art Contemporain, Montreal; "Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors," Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York; "Sculpture in Environment," New York Public Library, New York City, New York; "Guggenheim International Exhibition 1967: Sculptures From Twenty Nations," The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada; "Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture," Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Major installations, Six Lines in Parallel Planes, State Employment Building, Albany, New York.
 
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York acquires Six Lines in a T Oakland Art Museum, California acquires Two Red Lines II.
 
1968
Receives stipend from DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Berliner Künstlerprogramm (German Academic Exchange Service, Berlin Artists' Program), West Germany, (renewed 1969).
 
Lives in Berlin for part of year and acquires studio (1968-1995).
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture," Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "From the Informal to the new Structure," 34' Biennale Internationale d'Arte, Venice, Italy; "Plus by Minus: Today's Half-Century," Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; "Documenta IV," Kassel, West Germany; "From Constructivism to Kinetic Art," London Arts -Detroit Gallery, Michigan; Installs Four Lines Oblique Gyratory commissioned by Henckel GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.
 
1969
Travels to Paris, returns to United States and then travels to Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt.
 
Works on model for a project of large rectangles in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
 
Solo exhibitions: "George Rickey," Haus am Waldsee, West Berlin, Germany; "George Rickey" Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; "George Rickey Mobile Skulpturen," Kunstverein, Munich, West Germany.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Kunst als Spiel, Spiel als Kunst," Stätische Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, West Germany; "Report on the Sixties," Denver Art Museum, Colorado; "Sculptures by George Rickey and James Seawright," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton.
 
Travels to Osaka to prepare for Expo 70, Japan.
 
Three-person exhibition, "Nagare, Bill, Rickey," Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
 
Major installations: Space Churn with Squares, National Memorial Museum of Expo, Osaka, Japan; Four Squares in a Square, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Two Lines Oblique – High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Space Churn – Steel, Eaglebrook School, Deerfield, Massachusetts; Twenty-Four Lines, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; N-Lines Horizontal II Hanging, the Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
 
1970
Begins to divide the year between East Chatham, New York and Berlin, West Germany.
 
Awarded Doctor of Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
 
Solo exhibition, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.
 
Exhibits works from personal collection of Constructivism, "Constructivist Tendencies: Selections from the Collection of George and Edith Rickey," University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany.
 
Participates in three-personal exhibition, "Noguchi & Rickey & Smith," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana.
 
Major installations: Two Planes Vertical Horizontal II, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Space Churn with Spheres, Neue Heimat, Perlach, Munich, Germany.
 
1971
Travels to Rotterdam, Bellingham, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Amsterdam, London, Glasgow.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey Retrospective Exhibition 1951-71," UCLA Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, travels to Palm Springs Desert Museum, California; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; Wichita Art Museum, Kansas, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; The Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois; The Denver Art Museum, Colorado; The San Francisco Museum of Art, California.
 
Travels to Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and Glasgow.
 
Returns to Berlin for six months on DAAD scholarship.
 
Major installations: Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory, Rotterdam, Holland; Two Lines Oblique, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington; Two Planes Vertical Horizontal II, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; Three Squares Gyratory I, Glasgow University, Scotland; Two Lines Oblique – Hebrew University Campus, Jerusalem, Israel; Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory Down, Klinikum, Freie Universität, Berlin, West Germany.
 
1972
Receives Fine Arts Award from the American Institute of Architects.
 
Awarded Doctor of Letters, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
 
Moves Berlin studio to Bundesplatz.
 
Solo exhibition, "Sculpture by George Rickey," Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Drawing in Space 19 American Sculptors," The Katonah Gallery, New York; "The Non-Objective World," Annely Juda Fine Art, London, United Kingdom, Galerie Liatowitsch, Basel, Switzerland, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy; "Geplante Ausstellungen," Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, West Germany.
 
Major installations: Two Planes Vertical Horizontal II, Princeton University, New Jersey; Two Lines Oblique, San Diego Museum of Art, California.
 
1973
Moves living quarters in Berlin to Bundesplatz.
 
Solo exhibitions: "George Rickey," Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, West Germany; Nationalgalerie Berlin, West Germany; Galerie Buchholz, Munich, Germany.
 
Spends summer with family in Venice, Italy and spends time in Maine.
 
Receives Painting and Sculpture Medal, Skowhegan School, Maine.
 
Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark, acquires One Up One Down Oblique IV (installed 1976).
 
The Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan acquires Four Lines Oblique Gyratory IV.
 
Awarded Dillon Visiting Fellow Award, Groton School, Massachusetts.
 
Awarded Doctor of Letters, Union College, Schenectady, New York.
 
1974
Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington.
 
Elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
 
Solo exhibition, "Sculpture of George Rickey," Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "Monumenta: A Biennial Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture," Newport, Rhode Island.
 
Major Installations: Two Lines Oblique, Empire State Plaza, Albany New York; Twelve Triangles Hanging, City Hall, Forth Worth, Texas.
 
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York acquires Two Lines Oblique Down.
 
1975
Awarded Indiana Arts Commission Award for Sculpture.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey," Lincoln Center Plaza and Staempfli, New York City; "George Rickey," CSR Gallery, New York City; Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland and Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
 
Participates in group exhibition, Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
 
Travels with family to Mexico.
 
Major installations: Two Lines Oblique Down III, Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; Two Vertical Two Horizontal Lines, Schipol Airport, Amsterdam; Three Squares Gyratory II, Münster, Germany.
 
1976
Travels to Honolulu and Tokyo.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey Kinetische Objekte, Material and Technik," Kunsthalle der Stadt Bielefeld, West Germany.
 
Participations in group exhibitions: "Kinetic Columns/Ulfert Wilke Paintings," E.P.Gurewitsch Works of Art Inc., New York City; "Bicentennial Celebration – Sculpture 76" Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, Connecticut; Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, California (also 1977); "A Selection of American Art: The Skowhegan School 1946-1976," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts; "American Welders 1959-1960," Zabriskie Gallery, New York City; "200 Years of American Sculpture," Whitney Museum of American, New York City; "Mirages of Memory 200 Years of Indiana Art," Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
 
Major Installations: Two Open Rectangles Excentric, Federal Courthouse, Honolulu, Hawaii; Two Lines Vertical – Hakone, Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan; Two Open Rectangles Excentric VI, Middlebury College, Vermont.
 
1977
Travels to Berlin, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Yucatan.
 
Awarded Certificate of Appreciation in Art and Architecture, General Services Administration.
 
Nan Rosenthal’s book, George Rickey published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
 
Solo exhibitions: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City; "George Rickey Drawings for Sculpture," Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (also 1980 and 1983); "George Rickey Mobile Skulpturen," Städtlische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Modern Sculpture-American Works in West Coast Collections," Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, College Five, University of California, Santa Cruz; "Wave Hill Sculpture Garden Inaugural Exhibition," Wave Hill Center Sculpture Garden, Riverdale, Bronx, New York; "Two Decades 1957-1977 – American Sculpture from Northwest Collections," Museum of Art, Washington State University, Seattle.
 
Major installations: Four Open Rectangles, Technische Universität, Ulm, Germany; Two Lines Up Excentric V, Kiel, Germany; Four Lines Oblique Gyratory - Square, Huntington Galleries, West Virginia.
 
1978
Travels to Copenhagen, Zürich, Berlin, Paris.
 
Awarded Doctor of Humane Letters, York University, Toronto, Canada.
 
Solo exhibitions: Fairweather-Hardin, Chicago, Illinois; Galerie Kasahara, Osaka, Japan; "Sculpture by George Rickey," K & B Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Monuments and Monoliths – A Metamorphosis," Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, New York; "Outdoor Sculptors of the Berkshires," Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (also 1982, 1985, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2001); Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York City.
 
Major installations: Four Open Rectangles Excentric, New Orleans, Louisiana (later relocated to Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden; Two Open Rectangles VI Square Section, Peoria Airport, Illinois; Two Open Rectangles Excentric VII, Triangular Section, Bochum University, Berlin, West Germany.
 
1979
Travels with sons Stuart and Philip to Crete.
 
Solo exhibitions: "Skulpturen Material Technik" Amerika Haus, Berlin, West Germany; Galerie Skulima, Berlin, West Germany; George Rickey Retrospective, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, travels to Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Nelson Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Kansas, The Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan; Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin; "Betty Asher’s Cups," Asher Gallery, New York City (also 1984).
 
Awarded Creative Arts Award Medal, Brandeis University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Major Installations: Two Conical Segments Gyratory Gyratory II, Televisa Mexico, Mexico City; Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory IV, Cincinnati, Ohio; Two Open Rectangles Excentric VI Square Section, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Two Lines – Eighteen Feet, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.
 
1980
Travels to Berlin, London, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Peru.
 
Solo exhibitions: "Pier+Oceon," Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom; "George Rickey," Sig Wenger Gallery, San Diego, California; "George Rickey," Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Galerie Cuenca, Ulm, West Germany.
 
First solo exhibition at Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York City (begins life long friendship; also 1983, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004).
 
Establishes the Hand Hollow Foundation.
 
Participates in group shows: "Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert," Wenkenpark, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland; "Hair," Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City; "Art collected from Southwestern Museums," The Vice President’s House, Washington, D.C.
 
Major installation: Triple L Excentric Gyratory II, National City Bank, Cleveland, Ohio.
 
1981
Travels to Berlin, Amsterdam, Glasgow, San Francisco, Ireland.
 
Works with Seth Schneidman on the documentary George Rickey – Portrait of an Artist (later edited by Kevin Macdonald and renamed The Moving World of George Rickey).
 
Solo exhibitions: "George Rickey," Gimpel-Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zurich, Switzerland; "George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture," Carl Schlossberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, California (also 1987, 1992, 1997); "George Rickey," Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada.
 
Attends seminar at Gorey Arts Center, County Wexford, Ireland.
 
Major installation, Double L Excentric Gyratory 1/3, Central Park South, New York City, temporary installation.
 
Receives Citation, from National Association of Schools of Art.
 
1982
Travels to Berlin, Cologne, Zurich.
 
Celebrates 75th birthday with family in Scotland.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture on Clydeside," Custom House Quay, St. Enoch Exhibition Centre and Carlton Place, Glasgow, Scotland; travels to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Manor House, Ilkley, United Kingdom; "George Rickey Recent Sculpture," John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "The First International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition," University of Hawaii, Honolulu; "Spielraum-Raumspiele," Der Alten Oper, Stadt Frankfurt, West Germany; "Artists' Toys," Vanderwoude Tananbaum, New York City; Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf, Germany (also 1983, 1984, 1987, 1994); "Big in Boston," Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (also 1983, 1990).
 
Major installations: Triple L Excentric Gyratory Gyratory – Köln, Porz; Double L Excentric Gyratory, private garden (subsequently gift to San Francisco Public Library 1997); Open Triangles Up Gyratory II at the Gerald Ford Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan; L’s One Up One Down Excentric, National Steel Company, Pittsburgh; Two Lines Oblique IV, Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany.
 
1983
Travels to Berlin, Munich.
 
Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey und die Tradition des Konstruktivismus in Berlin," Stadtmuseum, Düsseldorf, West, Germany; "George Rickey, New Orleans Plus 30," Art Gallery, Department of Art, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; "George Rickey," Galerie Lauter, Mannheim, West Germany.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: International Garden Exhibition, Munich, Germany (installs large water sculpture Three Right Angles); "Sculpture Veksølund 1983," Veksølund, Veksø, Denmark (also 1984, 1988); "Concepts in Construction: 1910-1980," Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach; "Sculpture – The Tradition in Steel," Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York.
 
Major installations: Double L Excentric Gyratory 2/3, Donald M Kendall Sculpture Garden, PepsiCo, Inc, Purchase, New York; Forty Triangles in Three Movement, Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank, Munich, Germany; Etoile VIII, Ohio, (Standard Oil Company), Cleveland, later renamed BP America.
 
1984
Solo exhibitions: "Kinetische Freiplastiken 1972-1984," at Bauhaus Archiv, West Berlin, Germany; "George Rickey," Josef Albers Museum, Quadrat, Bottrop, West Germany; "George Rickey Recent Sculptures," Inkfish Gallery, Denver, Colorado (also 1990, 1993, 1996).
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Citywide Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition," Toledo, Ohio; "Ordinary and Extraordinary Uses – Objects by Artists," Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York.
 
Major installations: Two Lines Up Excentric VI, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Two Open Rectangles Horizontal – Fifteen Feet, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Dallas, Texas; Four Open Squares Horizontal Tapered, Trinity Hospice, London; Four Lines in a T III, Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop; Double L Excentric Gyratory – Pond, Harald Quandt Haus, Bad Homburg.
 
1985
Establishes studio and living quarters in Santa Barbara, California (1985-2001).
 
Travels to Honolulu, Venice, Berlin, Edinburgh, and Cologne.
 
Solo exhibitions, "George Rickey in South Bend" Art Center of South Bend, Indiana University of South Bend, Saint Mary's College, and the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
 
Premier of the film, The Moving World of George Rickey by Seth Schneidman.
 
Participates in group exhibition, Edith C. Blume Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Major installations: Two Open Triangles Up Gyratory II, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, California; Double L Excentric Gyratory – Auckland, City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; Four Rectangles Oblique IV, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
 
1986
Awarded New York State Governor's Arts Award, Albany, New York.
 
Awarded Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence, Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey in Bryant Park," concurrent exhibitions at Maxwell Davidson Gallery and Zabriskie Gallery, New York City, sponsored by the Public Art Fund.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Elders of the Tribe," Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York City (circulated 1987-88); "An American Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture since 1940," Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
 
Major installations: Triple L Excentric Gyratory Gyratory II, 2/3, Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia (for which Rickey was awarded Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence); Peristyle II, Var. II, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri; Two Conical Segments Gyratory Gyratory II, The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend Indiana; Three Lines Diagonal Jointed – Wall, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan; Triple L Excentric Gyratory Gyratory II, 3/3, Battle Creek, Michigan.
 
1987
Travels to Scottsdale, Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Zurich.
 
Solo exhibitions: "George Rickey, In Celebration of his Eightieth Year," Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, California; "George Rickey zum 80. Geburtstag," Roswitha Haftmann Modern Art, Zürich, Switzerland; Galerie Pels Leusden, West Berlin, Germany; "George Rickey: Projects for Public Sculpture", travels to Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York (travels to Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts).
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum - Skulpturenboulevard," Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, under the auspices of the Minister of Cultural Affairs on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Berlin, Berlin, West Germany; "Sculpture: Looking into Three Dimensions," Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska.
 
Elected to Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany.
 
Presents lecture at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and meets with students.
 
Celebrates 80th Birthday in East Chatham, New York.
 
Spends Christmas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
Invited to China with a delegation from the United States. Visits various art schools and gives demonstrations of his work.
 
Major installations: Two Lines Excentric Jointed with Six Angles, on Skulpturenboulevard, Berlin, West Germany (subsequently installed at the Mercedes Benz Headquarters, Stuttgart, 1989); Four Trapezoids as Two Rectangles IV – Köln, An Farina, Cologne, Germany; Space Churn with Spheres III, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Four Trapezoids as Two Rectangles V, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia; Two Open Rectangles Excentric VII – Triangular Section, Golden Gate North, San Francisco, California; Column V Bronze, Detroit Art Institute, Michigan; Four Open Squares Horizontal II, Bank of America, San Francisco, (for which he received the City of Concord Design Award, Excellence in Integration of Sculpture & Landscape in 1989).
 
1988
Solo exhibitions: "3 Skulpturen von George Rickey in Köln," Moderne Stadt, Cologne, West Germany; "George Rickey Indoor/Outdoor Sculptures," Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Movement & Modern Art," Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; "Sculpture: Looking in Three Dimensions," Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska.
 
Major installations: Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory Up V, Koll Company, Pleasanton, California; One Up One Down Excentric - Thirty Two Feet, Landtag Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, West Germany; Four Lines in a T – Fifteen Feet, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Four Lines Oblique Gyratory – Rhombus III, Justizzentrum, Cologne, West Germany; Two Lines Variable – Thirty Feet, Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania.
 
1989
Travels to Zürich, Berlin, Rotterdam, London, Cologne, Stuttgart.
 
Solo exhibition, "In Celebration of Three Breaking Columns," Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; "George Rickey Two Exhibitions," indoors at John Berggruen Gallery, outdoors at Esprit Sculpture Garden, San Francisco; "George Rickey Important Sculpture," Marianne Friedland Gallery Toronto, Canada (also 1990); "George Rickey," Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, Japan.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "Balancing Act," Art Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.
 
Major installations: Four Trapezoids as Two Rectangles, Union Bank, Zurich (moved to Wolfsberg in 1996); Three Breaking Columns, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam; Three Squares Vertical Diagonal, Benesse Island, Japan; Two Lines Down, Eighteen Feet, Nuages II, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
 
Pays visit to artists Ed and Nancy Kienholz, Hope, Idaho.
 
Experiences the Berlin Wall coming down.
 
Works with Jörn Merkert on the development of a permanent "Rickey room" at the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, West Germany.
 
1990
Solo exhibitions: "George Rickey," Ausbildungszentrum Wolfsberg, Ermatingen, Switzerland; "George Rickey Sculptures 1955-1990," Artcurial, Paris; "George Rickey Kinetic Sculptures," Galerie Utermann, Dortmund.
 
Awarded Doctor of Fine Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
 
Serves as panelist for conference "Pricing and Negotiating your Sculpture," at the International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "A Family Affair – The Rickeys," (George, Phil, Mary) Arpel Gallery, Santa Barbara; "Downtown Kinetic," USX Tower, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Major installations: Column of Four Squares Excentric Gyratory III and Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, Tokyo City Hall, Japan; Four Lines Oblique Gyratory II, Naoshima Contemporary Art, Museum, Benesse Island, Japan; Four Planes Hanging, Fukutaki Publishing, Okayama; Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory Up III, Zurich, Switzerland.
 
1991
Visit from Carter Brown.
 
Travels to Grenoble, Berlin, Glasgow.
 
Solo exhibition: "George Rickey Art of Movement," Katonah Museum of Art, New York.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Abstract Sculpture in America: 1930-1970" traveled nationally by American Federation of Arts; "Schwerelos," Schloss Charlottenburg, Grosse Orangerie, Berlin, West Germany.
 
Major Installations: Two Conical Segments Gyratory Gyratory IV-Homage to W.A.M., Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Germany; Conversation, Musée de Grenoble, France.
 
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., acquires Cluster of Four Cubes (installed 1992).
 
1992
Travel to Guadalajara, Mexico, Berlin, London, Nice and Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.
 
Celebrates 85th Birthday at the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
 
Solo exhibition: "George Rickey in Berlin 1967-1992," Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, West Germany, permanent collection; "George Rickey in Köln," Cologne, Germany; "George Rickey Sculptures," Tony Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "L'art en Mouvement," Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France; "Environmental Sculpture," Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
 
Minneapolis Institute of Art acquires Sedge II.
 
Storm King Art Center, acquires Five Open Squares Gyratory Gyratory.
 
1993
Travels to St. Paul, St. Lucia, Denver, Berlin, Dortmund, Nuremberg.
 
Awarded Verdienstkreuz, 1 klasse (Order of Merit, 1st Class) of the Federal Republic of Germany.
 
Solo exhibitions: "A Dialogue in Steel and Air - George Rickey," Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida "George Rickey in Santa Barbara," University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California; "George Rickey at Muhlenberg," Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania; "George Rickey," Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, Japan.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "In the Sculptor's Landscape," Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, University of California, Los Angeles; "Akademie 1993," Akademie der Künste, Berlin, West Germany.
 
Major installations: Breaking Column II, City Park, Dortmund, West Germany; Faceted Column, Trigon Building, Berlin, West Germany; Four Lines Oblique Gyratory – Rhombus, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts; Triple L Excentric Gyratory Gyratory IV, Osaka University, Japan; Six Random Lines Excentric, Richard Wagner Platz, Nuremberg, West Germany.
 
1994
Establishes George Rickey Foundation.
 
Solo exhibitions: "A Selection of Drawings and Sculpture by George Rickey," The Century Association, New York City; "Rickey – Sieben Kinetische Skulpturen," Galerie Utermann, Dortmund, Germany; "George Rickey: Horizontal Column/Testwall," TZ'Art & Co., New York City.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Sculpture at Naumkeag," Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (also 1997); "The Constructive Vocabulary, An American Vision," Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlégl, Zürich.
 
Major installations: Two Lines Up Excentric – Twelve Feet, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, New York; Two Lines – Eighteen Feet, Whitney Museum of Art, New York City; Four Open Rectangles Diagonal Jointed II Gyratory, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
1995
Edith Rickey dies June 24; memorial held August 7 in East Chatham.
 
Receives Gold Medal for Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Exhibition Work by Newly Elected Members And Recipients of Honors and Awards," American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City; "Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House," Sculpture Garden, The White House, Washington, D.C.; "Kinetische Metallobjekte, Balance und Bewegung," Städtischen Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany; "Light Interpretations: A Hanukah Menorah Invitational," The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California.
 
Major installations: Peristyle V, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Benesse Island, Japan; Column of Four Squares Excentric Gyratory II, Gibbs Sculpture Collection (Keystone Trust), Auckland, New Zealand; Two Lines Horizontal Gyratory, Staatliche Museum, Schwerin, Germany; Four Lines Oblique Gyratory - Square, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California.
 
1996
Travels to Glasgow, Denver, St. Paul, San Francisco, Paris.
 
Awarded The Lord Provost’s Award 1996, City of Glasgow, Scotland, in Recognition of Service to the Visual Arts.
 
Participates in Group exhibitions, "Lumiere et Mouvement," Galerie Denise René, Paris, France; "Cinquante Ans d'art construit, hommage à Denise René," l'Hôtel du Départment, Strasbourg, France; "Outdoor Sculpture," Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, New York.
 
Spends Thanksgiving in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
1997
Celebrates 90th birthday with number of special exhibitions: "Important Early Sculptures 1951-65" Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York City; "George Rickey Master of Kinetic Sculpture-In Recognition of his 90th Year," Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California; "George Rickey: Kinetic Sculpture," Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; "Zum 90. Geburtstag – Kinetische Skulpturen," Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany.
 
Makes gift of sculpture, Dialogue to South Bend Regional Museum, Indiana (installed 1998).
 
Spends Thanksgiving in St. Paul, Minnesota with Philip and family.
 
Attends unveiling of Etoile Variation V, Albany Institute of History and Art, New York.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "1997 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; "George Rickey, Motion and Silence," Galerie Dr. István Schlégel, Zürich, Switzerland.
 
Major installations: Cluster of Four Cubes, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York; One Line Horizontal Floating – Twenty Feet, Cheekwood, Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Tennessee; Two Planes Vertical Horizontal II, Veksølund, Denmark.
 
Travels with son Philip to Scotland; visits childhood home in Helensburgh and Glenalmond.
 
Donates Triple L Excentric to Maggie’s Centre, Edinburgh, in memory of Maggie Keswick.
 
Visits Balliol College, Oxford, United Kingdom; donates Two Planes Veritical Horizontal II to College (installed 1999).
 
1998
Travels to St. Paul, Minnesota for Christmas and on to San Francisco.
 
Solo exhibition, "George Rickey," Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
 
Major installations: Horizontal Column of Five Squares Excentric II, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Space Churn – Red, Stanford University, California on long term loan (gifted in 1998); Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory Up V, Gibbs Sculpture Collection (Keyston Trust), Auckland, New Zealand; Four Triangles Hanging, (long term loan), Albany International Airport, New York.
 
1999
Spends time in Santa Barbara; sets up studio at the Dole house.
 
Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture, with Kenneth Snelson at the Century Club, New York City.
 
Solo exhibition, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; premier of edited version of film, "The Moving World of George Rickey," by Seth Schneidman and Kevin MacDonald.
 
Spends Thanksgiving with Laura Verplank and family in Sewickley, and Christmas with son Stuart in San Francisco.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "World Artists at the Millennium," The United Nations Visitors Lobby, New York City; "Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House," The White House, Washington, D.C.; "Celebrating Sculpture – Personal Visions And Universal Themes: Aspects of American Sculpture Since 1945," The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.
 
Major installations: Five Lines in Parallel Plane, University of Cincinnati, Ohio; Two Lines Up Oblique, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, Connecticut; Six Random Lines Excentric III, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; One Line Horizontal Floating – Thirty Feet Schweisfurth-Foundation, Glonn, Germany; Conversation, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshaven, Germany.
 
2000
Travels to Santa Barbara, St. Paul, South Bend.
 
Installs Annular Eclipse on Park Avenue, New York City (filmed by Kevin Macdonald).
 
Spends Thanksgiving in St. Paul.
 
Solo exhibitions: Gallery Kasahara, Tokyo, Japan; "George Rickey – A Retrospective 1958-2000," Soma Gallery, La Jolla, California.
 
Participates in group exhibitions: "Welded Sculpture of the 20th Century," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; "International Sculpture Festival: Contemporary American Sculpture," Monte-Carlo, Monaco; "Crossroads of American Sculpture," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, and New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; "Form and Movement in the 20th Century – Homage to Denise René," Tsukuba Museum of Art, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Urawa Art Museum, Himeji City Museum of Art, Japan; "Art & Mathematics 2000," The Cooper Union, Humanities Gallery and Brooks Design Center, New York City, also Berkshire Community College, Koussevitzky Art Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
 
Major installations: Two Lines Oblique, The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; Four Open Squares Horizontal Tapered Frederic Meijer Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Triple N III Gyratory, The Toledo Museum, Ohio; Six Random Lines Excentric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
 
2001
Travels to Santa Barbara.
 
Health failing, moves to St. Paul, Minnesota establishes small studio.
 
Participates in group exhibition, "Hand Hollow Fellows," Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts; "Modern Sculptures," Gallery Kasahara, Tokyo, Japan.
 
Major installations: Horizontal Column of Five Squares Excentric II, City of Schiedam, Beatrix Park, Holland (formerly at Julianapark); Annular Eclipse IV, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark.
 
2002
Dies on July 17 at age of ninety-five in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
Memorials at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, October 24 and in East Chatham, October 26.
 
Son Philip receives award in his father name, Finkenwerder Award, Hamburg, Germany.
 
Major installations: Annular Eclipse – Sixteen Feet, Hines Corporation, San Francisco, California; Two Open Rectangles Diagonal Jointed III – Wall, Olivet College, Michigan; Two Lines Up – Thirty Feet, Hyogo Prefectural Museum, Kobe, Japan; Four Trapezoids as Two Rectangles III, Airbus, Hamburg, Germany (on extended loan). Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory II, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington (long term loan); Three Squares Gyratory I, The Paul J. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California.
 
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