Art Museum
Press Release 5-13-09: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders (once a month listings for longer running exhibitions that are not closing in the next couple of weeks.

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Openings, Closings, and Events
See Exhibitions page to see a sample photos of current and upcoming shows.

Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration
    • Opens May 24
  • Looking at the Collection:
    Whimsy in 3-D
    • Through May 31
  • Looking at the Collection: Buccellati Highlights
    • Through November 2009

Winter Park, FL

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

  • American Poets by Jack R. Smith
    • Extended through May 30
  • Portrait of a Lady: Selections from the Permanent Collection
    • Through August 30
  • Studio Art Biennial (Exhibition of Faculty Art)
    • Through August 30
  • Andy Warhol: Personalities
    • Opens May 15
Billy Collins

Miami, FL

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University

  • Because I Say So, Sculpture Selections from the Scholl Collection
    • through August 16
  • Genetic Portraits by Nela Ochoa
    • Through Sept. 6
  • What Comes After
    Nancy Friedemann
    • Through Sept. 20
  • Creative Visions 2009
    • Closes May 20!!!!
  • Cintas Fellows Exhibition
    • May 20 – Aug. 23
  • Events

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

    • Closes May 17
    • Through July
    • May 7 through Sunday, June 7
    • On display in the lobby.
  • Events

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Tutankhamun exhibition
    • Closes May 25
  • Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun
    • Closes May 25
    • Closes May 17!!!!
  • Events
Milledgeville, GA

Georgia State College & University Museum

  • Peacock’s Feet
    • Opens May 28 – July 30
Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Southern Eccentric: Paintings by Larry Connatser
    • May 2-August 16
  • Stories to Tell, Memories to Keep: Folk Art in the South
    • Opens May 16 - August 30
  • Event
Nashville Portraits: Photographs by Jim McGuire

Paducah, KY

National Quilt Museum (new hours!)

  • Burgoyne Surrounded Quilts
    • Closes May 19!!!!
  • New Winds from Asia
    • April 10 - July 7
  • Events
Burgoyne Surrounded Quilts

The Yeiser Art Center

  • Fantastic Fibers
    • Through May 30
  • Events
Coming into Tibet

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

    • Closes May 24

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • Gig Posters: The Art of Contemporary Music
    • Closes May 16!!!!
  • Kentucky Artist Series: Brook Forrest White, Jr.
    • April 4 - May 23
  • Event
Gig Posters: The Art of Contemporary Music
Louisville Visual Art Association
  • Children’s Free Art Classes 2009
    Elementary Classes
    • Opens May 17- June 1
    • Event
The Speed Art Museum
  • American Art at the Speed
    • Through May 2009
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
    • Closes May 17!!!!
  • 4 Salvaged Boxes by wHY Architecture
    • April 12 to June 14
  • English Silver from the Age of Matthew Boulton
    The James C. Codell, Jr. Collection
    • April 12 to June 14
  • African Art at the Speed
    • Through July
  • Events

Paris, KY

Hopewell Museum

  • The Birthplace of Bourbon: A Whiskey, A Heritage, and an Industry
    • Closes May 22
  • Event

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Evening in Paris
    • Through June 28
  • A Discourse in Abstraction:
    Jennifer Odem Encounters NOMA's Permanent Collection
    • Closes May 24
  • Women Artists in Louisiana,
    1825-1965: A Place of Their Own
    • Through September 13
  • Kara Hearn: One thing after another
    A video by Houston-based artist Kara Hearn.
    • Through May 24
    • second floor Frederick R. Weisman Galleries
  • The Art of Caring
    A Look at Life through Photography
    • Opens May 16
  • Events
The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University
  • In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows
    • Closes May 31, 2009

Tiffany Stained Glass Windows
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries
    An exh
    ibition of works by noted North Carolina artist pushes the limits of American craft
    • Through June 4
  • Arthur Q. Davis: Legacy of a Modern Architect
    • April 23 - July 19
  • Timex All-Star Jazz Show 1958: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic
    • April 23 - July 19
  • Charleston Renaissance
    • Ongoing
  • Events

Biloxi, MS

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

  • In Contrast features the watercolors of Richard Waters and the late Dr. Gerald Wessler of Gulfport, MS.
    • Closes May 15!!!!

Highlands, NC

The Bascom

  • Cheers! Handcrafted Glass Stemware
    • Opens May 30–June 6
  • Instruments of Appalachian Music
    • Opens May 30–June 25
  • The Three Potters: Bringle, Hewitt and Stuempfle
    • Opens June 13–July 11
  • Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field Painters
  • Opens June 18–August15
The Three Potters: Bringle, Hewitt and Stuempfle

Asheville, NC

Asheville Art Museum

  • Mapping the Mountains: The Photographs of George Masa
    • Through July 5
  • Expectant Gaze
    • Closes June 21
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
  • Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan
    • May 8 – September 13
  • Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art
    • Opens May 22 – August 23, 2009
  • Events

Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville Museum of Art

  • North Carolina Living Treasures, Clay works by Norm Schulman and Cynthia Bringle
    • May 15th through July12th
  • Events

Wilmington, NC

The Cameron Art Museum

  • Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art
    • Closes May 17!!!!
  • Winning IDEAs: Selected Product Designs 2008
    • April 17-October 25

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales
    • Through June 7
Chinese Art

Memphis, TN

Children's Museum of Memphis

  • Children of Hangzhou: Connecting With China
    • Closes May 31
Children of Hangzhou

Memphis Brooks Art Museum

  • Contempt for the New
    • Through July 5
  • Pieced and Patterned: Southern Quilts, 1840-1940
    • Closes May 17!!!!
  • William Christenberry: Signs
    • Through June 21
  • Events
The Pink Palace Museum
  • Underground Memphis: Archaeology and the African American Experience
    • Through October 16
  • Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
    • Opens May 16 - August 16

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

  • Underneath & Overcoming; Featuring the debut of The Seven Deadly Sins series by photographer David Farmerie
    • Through July
  • Cold War Clarksville
    • Through July
  • Events

Nashville, TN

Centennial Art Center

  • The Nashville Calligraphers’ Guild – Members’ Exhibit
    & Sculpture by Ron Olson
    • Closes May 29
Plate Tone Printshop

Tennessee Art League

  • 44th Annual Central South Art Exhibition
    • May 1st - June 26th
    • Event
Juried members exhibit
Tennessee State Museum
  • Plein-air Paintings of the Tennessee’s State Capitol
    • Closes May 17!!!!
  • The People’s House: A Temple of Democracy
    • Closes May 17!!!!
Plein-air Paintings of the Tennessee’s State Capitol

Oak Ridge, TN

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

  • Photography Exhibition
    • Opened May 5
Oak Ridge Art Center
  • Sacred Symbols
    • May 6 through June 15

Knoxville, TN

Blount Mansion

  • Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council Third Annual Art Exhibit
    • May 1-30
Betty Bullen
The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
  • 2009 Members Show
    • May 1-29
  • Rifle Print Company Exhibition
    • May 1-29
The Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • The University of Tennessee Honors Exhibition
    • Closes May 22
Frank H. McClung Museum,
University of Tennessee
  • Birds in Art
    • May 9 - August 14
Girl Scout Museum
  • The Girl Scout Museum reopens!
  • Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council Third Annual Art Exhibit
Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
    • Ongoing
  • Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul: The Cumberland Furniture Guild
    • Opened April 21 - August 9
  • Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
    • May 8 - September 9
  • Events
Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul: The Cumberland Furniture Guild

Gatlinburg, TN

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

  • Artists in Residence Exhibition
    • Closes May 23rd
  • Wildflower Artist of the Year Exhibition
    • Closes May 23rd
  • Jerry Drown Turned Wood Collection Wood Studio Gallery
    • Ongoing

Johnson City, TN

ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum

  • Our Weakening Web: The Story of Extinction
    • Closes May 17!!!!
Slocumb Galleries ETSU
  • Out of the Dark
    • Closes May 15!!!!
    • Tipton Gallery

Check our:

  • Home page and/or Index page to see which museums recently updated their page and on what date. Look for the new photos tag.
    • Museums and galleries that have joined in the past month are listed at the top of the column on the Home page
  • Events page for openings, receptions, other museum activities
  • Exhibitions page to see a list and thumbnail photos of current shows. Check a particular museum's website (available on its page on our site) for all its activities and exhibitions.

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Tom Carris
Art Museum

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