1931
February 9: Robert Morris is born in
Kansas City, Missouri.
1948–50
Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute
and the University of Kansas City.
1950–51
Studies at the California School of Fine
Arts in San Francisco.
1951–52
Serves in the Army Corps Engineers;
posted to Korea, Japan, Hong Kong,
Formosa (Taiwan).
1953–55
Studies philosophy and psychology
at Reed College in Portland; marries
the dancer and choreographer Simone
Forti.
1955–59
San Francisco, starts theater workshop
with Simone Forti.
1957
August 31–October 1, first one-man ex-
hibition, Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco.
1961
Moves to New York; meets Marcel
Duchamp.
Creates Box with the Sound of its Own
Making; Box for Standing; Portal; Col-
umn.
June: Creates Passageway.
1962
Graduate studies in art history at
Hunter College; studies with Ad
Reinhardt.
Creates Slab; Cloud; 14 Minutes.
1963
Choreographs first dance perfor-
mances.
June: Performs Arizona and War at Jud-
son Memorial Church, New York.
October 15–November 5, one-man ex-
hibition, Green Gallery, New York.
Creates Card File; Electroencephalo-
gram; Brains; Wheels; Metered Bulb;
Litanies; Document (Statement of Esthe-
tic Withdrawal); Memory Drawings.
1964
February: Performs 21.3 at Surplus
Dance Theater, New York.
CHRONOLOGY
A selected chronology of events, solo exhibitions, and works
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