Recent Exhibitions

Five large sculptures in and around Muscatine, Iowa


In collaboration with the Muscatine Arts Center and the Muscatine Art in Public Places Commission:







Our thanks to MAC Director Melanie Alexander.

Exhibition ran through June of 2020.

Sculptured Adornment:
The Jewelry of David Hayes

October 4 to December 21, 2019


Reception Thursday, October 3, 6 – 7:30 PM

Fairfield University Art Museum
200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, Connecticut

Exhibition travelled from the Georgia Museum of Art.
Curated by Carey Weber, Director, in collaboration with William Eiland.

Sculptured Adornment:
The Jewelry of David Hayes

May 4 – July 28, 2019

Reception is Friday, July 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery
Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street in Athens, Georgia
Organized by William U. Eiland, Director

Support in part from the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art and the David Hayes Art Foundation.
Exhibition travels to the Fairfield University Art Museum.


David Hayes:
the Ventana Series
at the Muscatine Art Center


May 9 to August 25, 2019

Exhibition previously traveled to the Swope Art Museum and the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

Support in part from the Edward and Verna Gerbic Family Foundation, the Greater Muscatine Community Foundation and the David Hayes Art Foundation.

Photos and color balancing by Virginia Cooper, Registrar and Curator


Images here


David Hayes:
the Ventana Series at the
Fort Smith Regional Museum of Art

September 7, 2018 to January 27, 2019

Reception is Thursday, September 6, 5–7 pm
Talk is Friday, September 7, 6–7 pm

The museum is located at
1601 Rogers Avenue in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Exhibition travelled from the Swope Art Museum and continues to the Muscatine Art Center in 2019.
Support in part from the Edward and Verna Gerbic Family Foundation, the Paul Manafort Foundation and the David Hayes Art Foundation.

Archived exhibit images are here.
Photography by Louis Meluso, Director.

Our thanks to Fort Smith Regional Museum of Art Founding Director Lee Ortega.


RAM Radio podcast with Director Lou Meluso is here. Scroll down to the third interview.

David Hayes: Small Vertical Motif.
On view now at A Single Beam: Recent Gifts to the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida.
Curated by Dr. Jill Deupi, Director. Eugenia Incer photo.

Lowe Art Museum
June 30, 2018 - Fall 2019



Five large sculptures in downtown Winter Park, Florida
February 2018 to February 2019
In collaboration with the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board

Show images are here


On view at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida:

Arcwing, 2000 (left) and Totem, 2005 (right).

Exhibition curated by Nancy Mato, Executive Vice President and Curator



Gallerist and friend Kevin Rita, left, with our friend Gary Knoble, right,
at the 2018 ADA Deerfield Show in the Hartford Armory.

David Hayes small Vertical Motif and framed gouache landscape shown.

Garvey Rita Art and Antiques


Modern Master David Hayes
with Outdoor Photographs by Mary Hayes Siegrist

August 24 to September 9, 2018
Grand Opening Sunday August 26, 1–5 pm

Mill Brook Place
1267 Main Street, Coventry, Connecticut
Gallery Hours:
Friday: 5–8 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 1–5 pm

Presented by the Coventry Arts Guild
in collaboration with
the David Hayes Art Foundation
Richard White, Curator


Sabrina, 1985

At the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
July 2017 through July 2018
Installation curated by Marina Pacini, Chief Curator


David Hayes: Permanent Nature
at the Swope Art Museum

June 1 to August 19, 2018

Reception 5-8pm, Friday June 1, including a talk by the son of the sculptor at 6 pm.

Exhibition travels to the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum and the Muscatine Art Center.
Support in part from the Edward and Verna Gerbic Family Foundation and the David Hayes Art Foundation.

Exhibit images are here.


In a Modern Vein:  Contemporary Art from the Yager Museum Collection
Main Gallery
Yager Museum of Art and Culture
Hartwick College, Oneonta New York



Painted Half Moons, 1971

Boston International Fine Art Show
October 21017
Boston, Massachusetts via Lawrence Fine Art

Totem Sculpture, 2006. Painted, welded steel.
Currently on view at the Governor's residence, Hartford, Connecticut.


Small Sculpture

Market Art & Design fair
July 2017
Bridgehampton, New York, via Laurence Fine Art, East Hampton


Small Vertical Motifs

Art Bites
May 2017
Alessandro Berni Gallery, New York, New York

Totem Sculpture

Art New York fair
May 2017
via ACA Galleries, New York



Art Palm Beach fair, outdoor plaza
January 2017
via Center for Creative Education Galleries, West Palm Beach, Florida


David Hayes Sculpture
on view at

Art Palm Beach

via The Gallery at CCE

Booth 611

Landscape Sculpture, 2000.

Palm Beach Convention Center

January 19-22, 2017

First View evening of January 18, 2017

Exhibit curated by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

David Hayes is at the

Commenoz Gallery

328 Crandon Boulevard, Suite 218, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 USA

Exhibition has been extended through Art Basel Week 2016 in Miami.

Modern Sculptors in Indiana

May 24, 2016 – March 12, 2017

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

Several modern sculptors of national and international prominence were born in Indiana, worked in the state, or went there to study. This installation features the work of artists

Robert Laurent
David Smith
George Rickey
David Hayes
Alexander Calder
Isamu Noguchi
William Wiley (from October on)

Gallery of Art of the Western World,
Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor.

Curated by Jennifer McComas

Photo by Kevin Montague. ©2016 Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art. Used with permission.

David Hayes
at the
Dubuque Museum of Art

May 15, 2016 to May 1, 2017

Dubuque Museum of Art
701 Locust Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Curated by Stacy Peterson

Sabrina, 1985. Welded, painted steel. 82 x 62 x 61 inches.

David Hayes Sculpture
on view at

166 NW 29th Street, Miami, Florida, USA
(Across from the Rubell Collection)

Jester, 2004, Painted, welded steel. 8 x 6.5 x 15 inches.

Small Vertical Motif, 2008, Painted, welded steel, 8.5 x 5.5 x 18 inches.

Quadraped #2, 2011. Painted, welded steel.

The Sculptures of David Hayes,
Museum of Art; Deland, Florida

October 30, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Opening reception Friday October 30 from 5 to 7 pm

Concurrent DeLand Sculpture Walk exhibit runs from October 30, 2015 to September 15, 2016

Pictured above: Seal, 1973.


Isabella Garrucho Fine Art

September 20 to October 8, 2016

Exhibition extended to November 18, 2016.

40 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Gallery images are here

David Hayes Sculpture
Wichita Falls, Texas Museum of Art

Twelve sculptures on exhibit
April to October, 2015; Extended to October 2016.

Curated by Danny Bills

Pictured above: Sabrina 2

Sentinel Sculptures at the Cummer Museum and Gardens; Jacksonville, Florida

November 7, 2015 – October 2, 2016

Exhibition organized by Holly Keris, Chief Curator

David Hayes was at the Houston Art Fair

Booth D5

September 29 to October 2, 2016

via ACA Galleries, New York City

David Hayes is at
The Perfect Provenance:

Small sculptures on view indoors
Large sculpture outside is titled Araignee

- Inaugural Exhibition -

Summer and Fall of 2016

The Perfect Provenance
Lisa Lori, Proprietor
47 Arch Street
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

David Hayes:
Small Sculpture & Gouache Studies
at the
Lowe Art Museum
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
January 2 to July 26, 2016
Reception Thursday, February 25 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
in the presence of the Consul General of France Philippe Letrilliart,
with the artist's sons David and John and granddaughter Alexandra Leslie Hayes

Exhibition curated by Dr. Jill Deupi, Director

Pictured above: Rosignol.
Recently on view at the Governer's Residence, Hartford, Connecticut.

Clio Art Fair
During New York's Armory Art Week
Ale Berni Gallery, New York, New York

March 2016

Art Palm Beach
January 2016
Alpen Art and Antiques; Vail, Colorado

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Alpen Art and Antiques
Pictured above: Quadrant, 2008.

Straight from the Barn:
Never before shown David Hayes acrylics.

December 1, 2015 – January 30, 2016


Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm

Lavagnolli Art Gallery
In the heart of Wynwood
444 NW 28th Street, Miami, Florida
305 763-6765

Pictured above: Study in Blue

Brochure is here

Art Miami 2015

Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Booth C-3

Pictured above: Open Forms

Context 2015
Art fair during Art Basel Miami

M+V Art Gallery

Booth CTX-72

Curated by Valentina Garcia

Pictured above: Pierrot

David Hayes Small Sculptures
at the
Center for Creative Education Art Gallery
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida
Exhibition curated by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Spring, 2016

David Hayes: Modern Master of American Abstraction
Housatonic Museum of Art
December 3, 2014 to February 8, 2015

Curated by Robin Zella, Director

Download show catalog (2.9 meg file)

David Hayes Sculpture at the Springfield Museums; Springfield, Massachusetts

On exhibit October 2014 to September 2015

Curated by Julia Courtney

Pictured above: Dragonfly

Recent Small Sculptures at M+V Art Gallery; Miami, Florida

Maquettes+Studies by David Hayes

Opening Reception Thursday November 6, 2014
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 11
Miami, Florida

On view November 7, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Curated by Alexandra Leslie Hayes

Art Wynwood 2015
Cynthia Corbett Gallery

David Hayes Sculpture at Northwood Village; West Palm Beach, Florida

On exhibit October 2014 to November 2015
Exhibit extended to May, 2016
Thirteen large sculptures in and around the Northwood Village Business, Arts and Entertainment District of West Palm Beach, Florida

Pictured above: Exodus

Art Miami New York Fair 2015
Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Large and Small, Hartford Public Library

Small sculptures, gouache studies, and the monumental Vertical Motif
On exhibit June 5 – August 7, 2015

Pictured above: Large Vertical Motif

David Hayes, American Master:
Small Sculpture & Gouache Studies

SUNY College at Oneonta and Fine Art Gallery

September 2 – October 9, 2015

Closing reception is Thursday, October 8 from 4:30 to 6 pm
Gallery talk by the son of the sculptor at 5 pm

Concurrent campus-wide exhibit:

Curated by Tim Sheesley, Gallery Director

Pictured above: Small Manatee

Sculptures on campus, SUNY College at Oneonta; Oneonta, New York



Art Hamptons 2015
Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Art Southamton 2015
Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Texas Contemporary Fair 2015
Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Art Miami 2014
Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Small Sculptures and Gouache Studies, Wiregrass Museum; Dothan, Alabama

January 14 to March 29, 2014
Opening reception is Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 5:30 to 8 pm

Curated by Dana-Marie Lemmer

Exhibitions prior to 2014