Collins Memorial Library

Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions

Legacy of the West: Abby Williams Hill and Debra Groesser, Two Women Artists Painting a Century Apart, Vashon-Maury Island History Museum, Vashon, Washington, November 2014 - April 2015.

Abby Williams Hill: Wanderlust, Works on Paper, 1895-1927, Vashon-Maury Island History Museum, Vashon, Washington, March 2 - June 9, 2012.

Abby Williams Hill: Wanderlust, Works on Paper, 1895-1927, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, March 7 - April 9, 2011.

Cut out for the Wilds: The Collected Papers of Artist and Activist Abby Williams Hill, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, October 22, 2009 - January 5, 2010.

Long in the Memory: Abby Williams Hill on Vashon Island, Vashon-Maury Island History Museum, Vashon, Washington, August 7 – September 27, 2009.

Abby Williams Hill, Painter of the American West, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, January 22 – March 12, 2008.

Abby Williams Hill, Western Pioneer and Landscape Artist, White River Valley Museum, Auburn, Washington, May 30 - September 23, 2007.

Abby Williams Hill, North Central Washington Museum, Wenatchee, Washington, August 9 - September 27, 1990.

Abby Williams Hill and the Lure of the West, Washington State Centennial Exhibition, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, Washington, December 22, 1988 - April 30, 1989.

Tacoma Pioneer Artist, Abby Williams Hill, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, June 13 - August 5, 1983; Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming, September 1983.

Abby Williams Hill, Landscape Artist of the American West, Washington State Capitol Museum, Olympia, Washington, April 1979.

Group Exhibitions

Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists, 1880 – 2010, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, April 23, 2010 – August 8, 2010.

The Movement of Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, October 24, 2009 – February 13, 2011.

All Aboard for Washington Territory, Working Waterfront Maritime Museum, Tacoma, Washington, May – October 2009.

Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America's First National Park, Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California, September 4, 2004 - January 23, 2005; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, April 16 - October 2, 2005; Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington, November 4, 2005 - February 20, 2006; Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana, March 25 - August 20, 2006.

The Grand View: From Bierstadt to Brophy, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington, January 10 - April 4, 2004.

Northwest Visionaries: Early Oregon and Washington Painters, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington, March 15 - September 2, 2002.

The American West: Out of Myth, Into Reality, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, February 19 - June 6, 2000; Terra Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois, June 24 - September 17, 2000; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, October 8 - December 31, 2000.

Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, California, October 1995 - May 1996; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March - May 1996; Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June - September 1996; Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, November 1996 - January 1997.

Fallen Timber, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, November 16, 1994 - March 5, 1995.

American Arts and Crafts: Virtue Design, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, July 12 - September 11, 1994.

Regional American Painting to 1920, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, November 6 - December 30, 1990.

SAFECO, Seattle, Washington, September 1990.

One Hundred Years of Idaho Art, 1850 - 1950, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, June 4 - August 12, 1990.

The Regional Painters of Puget Sound, 1870 - 1920: A Half-Century of Fidelity to Nature, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Washington, November 7 - January 31, 1988; Jefferson County Historical Society, Port Townsend, Washington; Washington State University Gallery, Pullman, Washington; North Central Washington Museum, Wenatchee, Washington.

Snowy Mountains: The Cascades as an Artistic Vision, Washington State Capital Museum, Olympia, Washington, October 20, 1987 - January 3, 1988.

American Women Artists: 1830 - 1930, National Museum of Women in Arts, Washington, D.C., April 10 - June 14, 1987; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 5 - August 30, 1987; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, September 19 - November 15, 1987; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California; December 5, 1987 - January 31, 1988; Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California, April - May, 1984.

MontanaLandscape, 1830 - 1930, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana, May 9 - August 1, 1982.

An American Time: The Artist's View, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, January 4 - March 2, 1980.

Bicentennial Celebration, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, June - August 1976.

The Woman Artist in the American West: 1860 - 1960, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California, April 1 - May 30, 1976.

Standard Oil Building, San Francisco, California, January, 1935.

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, June 1 - October, 1909.

Jamestown Centennial, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907.

Northern Pacific Railway Exhibition, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, 1905.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition,Washington State Building, St. Louis, Missouri,1904.

World Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

Art Loan Exhibition, Tacoma Art League, Tacoma Public Library, March, 1891.