Mar 1, 2020–Jan 9, 2021


Donald Judd. Untitled. 1991. Enameled aluminum, 59″ × 24′ 7 1/4″ × 65″ (150 × 750 × 165 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Bequest of Richard S. Zeisler and gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (both by exchange) and gift of Kathy Fuld, Agnes Gund, Patricia Cisneros, Doris Fisher, Mimi Haas, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Emily Spiegel. © 2019 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: John Wronn
  • MoMA, Floor 6 The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special Exhibitions

“I had always considered my work another activity of some kind,” remarked artist Donald Judd. “I certainly didn’t think I was making sculpture.” One of the foremost sculptors of our time, Judd (1928–1994) refused this designation and other attempts to label his art. His revolutionary approach to form, materials, working methods, and display broke from the prevailing modes of art making at the time. His work, in turn, changed the language of modern sculpture. From his early career as a painter while studying art history and writing art criticism, to his lifelong practice of using industrial materials and production processes, to explorations of color and surface through his “boxes” and “stacks”—the exhibition charts the full evolution of Judd’s remarkable vision.

This exhibition is included in our Virtual Views series. Immerse yourself in Judd’s work and legacy through conversations with MoMA curator Ann Temkin, the artist’s own writings, audio from contemporary artists reflecting on the impact of his work, and more.

Organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, with Yasmil Raymond, former associate curator; Tamar Margalit, Curatorial Assistant; and Erica Cooke, Research Fellow, Department of Painting and Sculpture.

  • This exhibition is part of Virtual Views.
    • Live Q&A starts Thursday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. EDT

    The exhibition is made possible by Hyundai Card.

    Leadership support is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and Repossi.

    Generous funding is provided by the Alice L. Walton Foundation, The Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum Endowed Fund, Art Bridges, Inc., LLWW Foundation, and The Lunder Foundation–Peter and Paula Lunder Family.

    Support for the publication is provided by the Jo Carole Lauder Publications Fund of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

    MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.


    • Judd Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 304 pages
    • Master checklist 20 pages
    • Press release 6 pages
    • Press release 2 pages


    Installation images

    How we identified these works

    In 2018–19, MoMA collaborated with Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project using machine learning to identify artworks in installation photos. That project has concluded, and works are now being identified by MoMA staff.

    If you notice an error, please contact us at [email protected].


    If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

    MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit https://www.moma.org/research/circulating-film.

    If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].


    This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].