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Robert Smithson in Texas

Robert Smithson in Texas
Smithson drawing at Northwood. Image provided by the DMA.


The Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75201
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When we say the world is Robert Smithson’s canvas, we mean it literally. The internationally renowned artist is most well known for Spiral Jetty (1970), a 1,500-foot-long sculpture built on the shore of the Great Salt Lake using mud, rocks and salt crystals. Smithson’s large-scale land art has had a profound impact on contemporary sculpture, particularly opening the doors for artists to explore concepts like site-specific installation. The current exhibition examines five projects Smithson proposed throughout the great state of Texas, only one of which has been fully realized.

Robert Smithson in Texas



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