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2017 Monochrome, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

2016 Songs and the Sky, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The exhibition will travel to the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, and then to the Museo Picasso, Málaga. Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible is organized by The University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Soldier, Spectre, Shaman, MoMA, New York, NY

Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World, Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY and Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy of Arts, London. Traveling to Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain in 2017

2015

Pure Products of America Go Crazy, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Five Decades of Photography. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, FL

Glue Drawings, Bruce Silverstein, New York, NY

2014

Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

2013

A World of Bonds: Frederick Sommer's Photography and Friendships, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Shifting Sands: the Beach and the Desert in 20th- Century Photographs, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA

Real/Surreal, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

2012

Landscape and Eschatology, Tate, Westminster, UK

Modernist Photography: 1910 -1950, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, MA

2011

Choice and chance structure Art and Nature, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

2010

In Focus: Photography from the Mills College Art Museum Collection, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer, Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY

Frederick Sommer:Drawing, Photography, Painting, Collage, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

Presence through Process, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Works by Frederick Sommer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

In Focus: Still Life, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Expressionist New York, MoMA, New York, NY

2009

Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer, Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Frederick Sommer: Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

The Creative Eye: Selections from the Carol Beesley Collection of Photographs, in Honor of Michael Hennagin, University of Oklahoma Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraits, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Hide and Seek: Picturing Childhood, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Emmet Gowin: A Collective Portrait, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

2008

From Any Angle, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2007

Arizona Landscape, 1943. MoMA, New York, NY

2006

Fresh Eyes: Emerging Photographic Tallent of the West, Phippen Museum of Western Art, Prescott, AZ

Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2005

Frederick Sommer: Illusions and Distortions, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Consent to Gravity, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Art of Frederick Sommer: Photogrpahy, Drawing, Collage, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute, Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

2004

Photographer’s of Genius, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

In the Center of Things: A Tribute to Harold Jones, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

2003

Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

The Discerning Eye: Southern California Collects, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Western Landscape, Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Retrospectable, Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO

2001

Double Vision: Photographs from the Strauss Collection, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2000

Frederick Sommer: Anatomies, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles

1999

Frederick Sommer: Photographs and Collages, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Photographs from the Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

An Electic Focus, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA. Cologne, Germany. Jerusalem, Israel

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