Richard Pousette-Dart had his first solo exhibition at the Artists’ Gallery (New York) in 1941. He went on to have solo shows with Marian Willard, Peggy Guggenheim, and Betty Parsons (beginning in 1948). The artist received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1951, a Ford Foundation Grant in 1959, and an Individual Artist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1967. In 1965, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Bard College, and in 1981, the Tiffany Foundation awarded him the Distinguished Lifetime in Art Award.
Solo exhibitions of Richard Pousette-Dart’s work have been organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1963, 1974, 1998); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1969–70); Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1986); Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (1990); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1997); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (2001, traveled); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Cincinnati Art Museum (2006); Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007); The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2010); Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany (2013); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania (2014); Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York (2014); and The Drawing Center, New York (2015).