In 1943, Neel's female nude portrait of Ethel Ashton was exhibited at Alumni Exhibition for the very first time, 13 years after the painting was created, and received brutal criticisms from art critics and the general public.  In 1974, Neel's work was given a retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art ,  and posthumously, in the summer of 2000, also at the Whitney. In 1980 she was invited to take part in an exhibition of Self-Portraits at the Harold Reed Gallery in New York,  where her self-portrait was showcased for the first time. The first exhibition dedicated to Neel's works in Europe was held in London in 2004 at the Victoria Miro Gallery . Jeremy Lewison, who had worked at the Tate , was the curator of the collection.  In 2001 the Philadelphia Museum of Art organized a retrospective of her art entitled Alice Neel .  She was the subject of a retrospective entitled Alice Neel: Painted Truths organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in Texas, which was on view from March 21 to June 15, 2010.  The exhibition traveled to Whitechapel Gallery , London, and Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö , Sweden.  In 2013, the first major presentation of the artist's watercolors and drawings was on view at Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Skärhamn, Sweden.  Moore College of Art hosted a solo exhibition of alumna Neel's work in 1971.