Exhibitions (Partial)

  • 1913
    • Los Angeles Architectural Club, Feb.
    • 1915-16
      • Pan-California Exposition, San Diego
    • 1918
      • Kanst Gallery, Los Angeles, Jan.
    • 1920
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Nov. 16 – Dec. 7
      • Painting “Carmen” featured in the Los Angeles Times, (? date)
    • 1921
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Apr. 4-May 15
    • 1923
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, May 4 – Jun. 14 and Nov. 8 – Dec. 1
      • Art Institute of Chicago
    • 1924
      • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
    • 1926
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art (Modern Art Show)
    • 1927
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Apr. & May, Jul. 30 – Aug. 18, Nov. 17 – Jan. 1
      • Oakland Museum, July
    • 1928
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Apr. 6 – May 17, Nov. 8 – Dec. 16
      • Southwest Exposition, Long Beach, Aug.
    • 1929
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Apr. 15 – May 30 (Mabel Alvarez, Henri de Kruif, Bessie Ellen Hazen, & John Hubbard Rich) Nov. 8 – Dec. 29 (solo show)
      • Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, Jun. 7 – Jul. 3
      • Santa Barbara Museum
    • 1930
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Nov. 7 – Dec. 31,Nov. 30 – ?, 1931
    • 1931
      • University of Washington, Seattle, Feb.
      • San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor, Apr.- May
      • San Diego Museum, June
    • 1933
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York (Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities)
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Nov. 3 – Dec. 31
    • 1934
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Nov. 15 – Dec. 31
      • W. S. Budworth & Son Gallery, 424 W. 52nd St., New York
      • San Diego Museum, Aug.- Sept.
    • 1935
      • Rockefeller Center, New York
    • 1937
      • W. S. Budworth & Son Gallery, New York
      • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
    • 1939
      • Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco
    • 1940
      • Honolulu Academy of Art (solo show)
    • 1941
      • Long Beach Museum of Art (solo show)
      • Raymond & Raymond Gallery, Los Angeles, Feb. 7 – 28 (Hawaiian pictures)
      • Los Angeles Museum of Art, Aug. 1 – Sep. 31 (solo show)
      • Crocker Gallery, Sacramento
    • 1942
      • San Diego Museum (solo show)
    • 1948
      • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Jan.
    • 1949
      • Oakland Museum (solo show)
      • Pioneer Museum (now the Haggin Museum), Stockton, Calif. (solo show)
    • 1957
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    • 1959
      • Frye Art Museum, Seattle
    • 1962
      • Los Angeles Art Institute
      • Frye Art Museum, Seattle
    • 1966
      • Frye Art Museum, Seattle
    • 1973
      • The 1925 painting “Dream of Youth” appeared in the Warner Bros. film “Mame” (starring Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur).
    • 1981
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    • 1983
      • Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, Nov. 30 – Jan. 31, 1984
    • 1984
      • Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Aug. 17 – Sept. 23 (Two-artist show: Mabel Alvarez and Elanor Colburn)
    • 1988
      • Poulsen Gallery, Pasadena, Calif.
    • 1989
      • The painting “Dream of Youth” appeared in the film “Harlem Nights.”
      • Adamson-Duvannes Gallery, Beverly Hills
    • 1990
      • Maureen Murphy Fine Arts, Montecito, Calif., Sept.- Oct.
      • U. S. Department of State Art in Embassies selection committee named Mabel Alvarez one of the artists important enough to represent the finest of America’s art in our embassies around the world.
    • 1992
      • Honolulu Academy of Arts, Jan. – Mar., Exhibit: “Encounters With Paradise: Views of Hawaii and its People, 1778-1941”
      • Book of the same title by David W. Forbes (Honolulu Academy of Arts publication).
    • 1995
      • Autry Museum of Western Heritage , Los Angeles, Oct. 13 – Jan. 28, 1996, Exhibition: “Independent Spirits, Women Painters of the West”
      • Book of the same title by Dr. Patricia Trenton (Autry Museum/University of California Press publication) is the nationwide best-selling art book of the 1995 and the 1996 holiday seasons. Mabel Alvarez’s “Self Portrait, 1923” forms the cover of the book..
      • George Stern Fine Arts, Beverly Hills, Oct. – Dec.
      • Adamson-Duvannes Gallery, Beverly Hills, Oct. – Dec.1996
    • 1996
      • “Independent Spirits, Women Painters of the West” exhibition:
        • The California Heritage Gallery, San Francisco, 1 Feb. – 30 Mar.
        • Gilchrist Museum, Tulsa, Okla, March – May
        • Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, June – Sept.
        • Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Nov. – Jan. 97
      • Featured in PBS film, “Impressions of California, 1850 -1930.” Prem. 8 Sept.
      • Orange County (Calif.) Museum of Art, 26 October – 12 January 1997 Exhibition: California Progressives, 1910-1930
    • 1997
      • Robyn Buntin of Honolulu gallery (Hawaiian portraits), December 1 – 31.1997
      • The American Embassy, Managua, Nicaragua (3-years from January).
      • The American Embassy, Belize City, Belize (3-years from December).
    • 1998
      • Weber House (official residence of the American Ambassador to OCED), Paris, France (Exhibition: “Breaking Boundaries, American Women Artists in France, ca. 1880 – 1930”) – from July through 1999.
      • Pasadena (CA) Showcase House of Design (main drawing room) – April 19 – May 17
      • Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (Exhibition: “Gold Rush to Pop”) October 17 – January 24, 1999
      • Monterey (CA) Museum of Art (Solo Exhibition: “Face to Face: the Paintings of Mabel Alvarez”) November 6 – February 28, 1999
    • 1999
      • Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho, February 12 – March 22 (Uncovered and Recovered: Women Artists in the Modernist Tradition)
      • Leband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (Mabel Alvarez 1891 – 1985, a Retrospective) March 11 – April 11
      • Continued to Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA – May 1 – July 18
      • Adamson-Duvannes Gallery, Beverly Hills, (Solo exhibition: “A Radiant Thread, Paintings by Mabel Alvarez) 12 June – 14 August. 2000
      • Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, “Impressionism to Modernism in Southern California” 3 Jun. – 3 Sept.
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Made in California: Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000” October to February, 2001
      • Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA, Solo Show, 18 Nov – 4 Jan, 2001
    • 2001
      • Santa Barbara (CA) Museum of Art, “Focus on the Figure: Southern California Artists (1850-1950) – 11 August to 11 November
    • 2005
      • Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, – May – September