Butler Institute of American Art Countrywide Funding Collection, Pasadena, CA FDR Memorial Library, Hyde Park, NY Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY Library of Congress, Washington, DC Maier Museum of American Art, Lynchburg, VA Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Miami Beach, FL Montclair Art Museum, NJ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI Princeton University Art Museum, Printecon, NJ
Numerous private collections
Exhibitions and Mural Installations
Goupil Galleries, London, 1928-29 Salon d'Automne, Paris, 1928-29 Salon de Printemps, Paris, 1928-29 Caz-Delbo Gallery, New York, 1933 (solo) The Wanamaker Regional Art Exhibition, New York, 1934 Gallery Artists, Midtown Galleries, New York, 1935 Museum of Modern Art, 1935 Designs for the 1937 Worlds Fair, Architectural League, New York, 1937 Federal Art Project Exhibition, Federal Art Gallery, New York, 1937 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1935, 1938 Works from the Mount Bethel Art ColoNew York, Arthur U. Newton Galleries, New York, 1938 American Artists Congress, Wanamaker Gallery, New York, 1938, 1939, 1940 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, 1939, 1948 Newark Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey, 1940 (solo) The Women, Associated American Artists, New York, circa 1940s The American Mining Scene, American British Art Center, New York, 1941 Associated Artists of New Jersey, Riverside Museum, New York, 1943 Carnegie Institute, 1943, 1949, 1950 Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey 1940, 1941, 1944-1946, 1952, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1965 Midtown Galleries, New York, 1944 Riverside Museum, New York, I944-1946, 1950 Tribute to FDR, Vanderbilt Gallery, New York, 1944 Associated Artists of New Jersey, Riverside Museum, New York 1947 Bonestell Gallery, New York, 1947 (solo) Laurel Gallery, New York, 1950 (solo) Kende Gallery, New York, 1951 (solo) Newark Jewish Center, Newark, New Jersey 1951 (solo) Associated Artists of New Jersey, Barbizon Plaza New York, 1952 Montclair Art Museum, NJ, Montclair, New Jersey 1953, 1957-1959, 1961-1963, 1970 (solo) Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1955 Hunterdon County Art Center, 9th Annual New Jersey Exhibition, 1962 Cober Gallery, New York, 1962 (solo) Providence Rhode Island Art Club, 1963 New York Worlds Fair, New Jersey Pavilion, 1964 Glassboro State College, New Jersey, 1965 (solo) Butler Institute of American Art, 1965 WPA Artists Then and Now, Essex County YM-YWHA, New Jersey, 1967 Trenton Museum, New Jersey, 1968, 1970 Ringwood Association of the Arts, Ringwood, New Jersey, 1975 (solo) New Deal for Art, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1980 William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, 1986 (solo retrospective) Painting America: Mural Art in the New Deal Era, Midtown Galleries and Janet Marqusee Fine Arts, New York, 1988 New Jersey by Day, New York by Night, Susan Teller Gallery, New York, 1991 Michael Lenson: Real and Surreal, Rutgers University, Hunterdon Art Center, Monmouth County Museum, New Jersey, 1993 (solo retrospective) Surrealism in America During the 1930 and 1940s, Dalvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL, 1999 Art of the People, U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 1999 Michael Lenson: Magical Surrealism, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2003 (solo) Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Phildelphia, 2005
Mural Commissions: New Jersey History, Essex Mountain Sanitorium, Verona, NJ, 1936 (destroyed) History of the Enlightenment of Man, Weequahic High School, Newark, NJ, 1939 (extant) New Jersey Agriculture and Industry, New Jersey Pavilion, New York Worlds Fair, 1939 (destroyed) History of Newark, Newark City Hall, 1941 (extant) Mining, Mount Hope, West Virginia Post Office, 1942 (extant) Electronics, Electronic Corporation of America, New York (believed destroyed) Lincoln and Douglas, Charlton Street School, Newark The Four Freedoms, 14th Avenue School, Newark Lenson also supervised the design and execution of murals now installed in over 15 public buildings throughout New Jersey comprising the major part of all mural decorations done in the state.