- Graffiti Pataphysic, for all mankind, 21 March-1 May 2014, Slought, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia.
- Graffiti Pataphysic: An exhibition for all mankind, 30 April-15 May 1971, Kenmore Galleries, 122 S. 18th St., Philadelphia.
- Graffiti Pataphysic, 3-17 Feb. 1965, Kenmore Galleries, 122 S. 18th St., Philadelphia.
- The American Dream-Girl: Graffiti Pataphysic, 12-26 May 1965, Galerie AP, NY Adelgade 4, Copenhagen.
- James Brewton: oils, graphics and ceramics, 1-31 May 1963, Makler Gallery, 1634 Latimer St., Philadelphia.
Installation view, "Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde," 21 Jan. 21-4 April 2020. Jim McWilliams's poster for a group show with Brewton (left, 1967) and James E. Brewton's "The Pataphysics Times," right, 1964) at the Art Alliance, one of four venues for the show, curated by UArts Director of Exhibitions, Sid Sachs. Photo: John Heon.
- Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular avant-garde, 21 Jan.-4 April, 2020, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
- Haunting Narratives: Detours from Philadelphia Realism, 1935 to the present, 12 May-15 July, 2012, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia.
- Robert Rauschenberg Paintings and James E. Brewton (1930-1967) Memorial Exhibition, 7 March-14 April, 1968, Peale House, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
- Society for the Commemoration of Festivals and Fetishes, 15 May-7 June, 1967, Socrates Perakis Gallery, 2116 Locust St., Philadelphia.
- Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, 17 March-16 April, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
- 160th Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, Prints and Drawings, 22 Jan.-7 March, 1965, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
- [exact dates unknown] Two group shows at Makler Gallery, Philadelphia.
- 155th Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting and Sculpture, 24 Nov. 1959-3 Jan. 1960 in Detroit and 24 Jan.-28 Feb., 1960 in Philadelphia, curated by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts (J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Prize for The Suicide of Judas).
- 46th Annual Delaware Show, Oils and Sculpture, 13 Nov.-28 Dec. 1959, Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Delaware Art Museum (honorable mention, for Une Saison En Enfer).
- Private Collections of Fourteen Philadelphia Artists, 7 Nov.-6 Dec. 1959, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
- 45th Annual Delaware Exhibition, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints, 1 May-31 May 1959, Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Delaware Art Museum (prize, for The Suicide of Judas).
- 154th Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, Prints, and Drawings, 25 Jan.-1 March 1958, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (Philadelphia Water Color Prize, for The Deposition).
- 26th Annual Exhibition of Young Philadelphia Artists, 21 May-16 Sept. 1957, Friends Central School, Philadelphia (purchase, The Garden).
John Canaday's 1959 review in The New York Times of the "155th Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting and Sculpture," 24 Nov. 1959-3 Jan. 1960 in Detroit and 24 Jan.-28 Feb., 1960 at PAFA, with Brewton's "The Suicide of Judas" (1959; oil, tempera and charcoal on Upson board, 48" x 48"; collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts) pictured, upper right.
Solo at Slought, 2014
Graffiti Pataphysic, for all mankind was on view March 21- May 1, 2014, at Slought, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia.
The well-received Brewton show was part of Philadelphia a la 'Pataphysique, a festival and conference presented by various groups in Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania to build a physical and digital collection of scholarly resources related to 'Pataphysics.
Hear Michael R. Taylor's talk about Brewton, given on March 21. (Audio link is on the lower right of page.)
Edith Newhall reviewed the show in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, April 27. Mikala Jamison wrote a cover feature on the quest for Jim's artwork in Philadelphia City Paper on April 3, 2014.
Philadelphia a la 'Pataphysique generated so much interest that the Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium (PASC) was formed. PASC has held annual symposia since then. The Brewton Foundation is proud to work with PASC as part of our mission to collaborate with educational and cultural organizations.