Art Museum

Press Release 6-17-09: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders (once a month listings for longer running exhibitions that are not closing in the next couple of weeks)

We are making changes to many of the museum page layouts to make them easier for our visitors to navigate. The museums that provide a lot of information will now have three pages: their main page, a page for exhibition descriptions and a page for their events. Plus we are adding a map to each page. This will take a while to get finished. Some are done, but there are many to go. We appreciate your patience.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Joins!

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Durham, NC

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University fosters the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by providing direct experiences with original works of art supported by a range of exhibitions, programs and publications for the university and the broader community. The museum draws on the intellectual resources of a great research university and serves as a laboratory of the arts dedicated to multidisciplinary approaches to learning. These strategies make the Nasher Museum a unique cornerstone of the arts for Duke University, Durham and the Triangle community, the State of North Carolina and the greater Southeast region.

Current & Upcoming Summer Exhibitions
  • Christian Marclay: Video Quartet
    • May 7-July 26, 2009
  • David Roberts and The Holy Land
    • On view through November 29
  • The Past Is Present: Classical Antiquities at the Nasher Museum
    • Ongoing
  • Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library
    • July 2-Oct. 18, 2009
  • Africa and Picasso
    • July 16, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010
  • Picasso and the Allure of Language
    • August 20, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010.
Christian Marclay: Video Quartet
The Past Is Present: Classical Antiquities at the Nasher Museum
Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library
Picasso and the Allure of Language

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

Daytona Beach, FL

The Southeast Museum of Photography

  • Departures IV
    • June 2 - Sept. 12
  • Images of Recovery
    • June 2 - Sept. 12
Departures IV

Winter Park, FL

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

  • 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
    • June 5 - January 3, 2010
  • Events
Studio Art Biennial (Exhibition of Faculty Art)

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
  • Cintas Fellows Exhibition
    • May 20 – Aug. 23
Genetic Portraits by Nela Ochoa

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

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

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • Off the Wall: The Human Form in Sculpture
    • May 23 - Sept. 6
  • Roman Vishniac:  Selections from The Vanished World
    • March 7- July 26
  • Disney: The Music Behind the Magic 1928-Today
    • June 6 ― Sept. 6
  • Events

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia State College & University Museum

  • Peacock’s Feet
    • May 28 – July 30
Peacock’s Feet

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
    • May 16 - August 30
  • Event
Stories to Tell, Memories to Keep: Folk Art in the South

Paducah, KY

The National Quilt Museum

  • European Art Quilts V
    • thru August 10
  • News Winds from Asia,
    • Through July 7
  • Best of Show: 25 Years of Quilting Excellence
    • Through July 6
Best of Show: 25 Years of Quilting Excellence
Yeiser Art Center
  • Self Exploration
    • June 5 - June 29

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

  • THE NEW REALITY: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century
    • Opens June 14-July 19
  • Event

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • Andréa Keys: Ceramic Sculpture
    • Closes July 6

Louisville Visual Art Association

  • A Ballad for Kenya
    • June 5 - July 26
A Ballad for Kenya
The Speed Art Museum
  • Beyond the Log Cabin:
    Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln
    • June 28- Sept. 6
  • Ed Hamilton’s Lincoln
    • une 28- Sept. 6
  • English Silver from the Age of Matthew Boulton
    The James C. Codell, Jr. Collection
    • Through August 2
  • African Art at the Speed
    • Through July
  • The Private Eye:
    Photographic Highlights from the Henry V. Heuser, Jr. Collection
    • June 7 - September 13
  • Events

Baton Rouge, LA

Hill Memorial Library LSU Libraries' Special Collections

  • Mariners, Meridians and Monsters: Exploring the History of Maps in Fact and Fiction
    • Through Aug. 15
  • A Century of Standard Oil in Baton Rouge
    • Through Aug. 15

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Evening in Paris
    • Through June 28
  • The Art of Caring
    A Look at Life through Photography
    • May 16 - Oct. 11
  • Women Artists in Louisiana,
    1825-1965: A Place of Their Own
    • Through September 13
  • Events
The Art of Caring
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • 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
  • Walter Inglis Anderson: Watercolors from the Collection of Wesley and Norman Galen
    • Ongoing
  • Events

Highlands, NC

The Bascom

  • The Three Potters: Bringle, Hewitt and Stuempfle
    • Opens June 13–July 11
  • Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field Painters
    • Opens June 18–August15
Cheers! Handcrafted Glass Stemware

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
    • May 22 – August 23, 2009
  • Events
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art

Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville Museum of Art

  • North Carolina Living Treasures, Clay works by Norm Schulman and Cynthia Bringle
    • May 15th - July12th
    • June 12th - August 30
  • Events

Wimington, NC

The Cameron Art Museum

  • GWATHMEY SIEGEL: Inspiration and Transformation
    • Opens June 22 -
  • Winning IDEAs: Selected Product Designs 2008
    • Through Oct. 25
  • KALEIDOSCOPE: Changing Views of the Permanent Collection
    • Through May 9, 2010
Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Cleve Gray: Man and Nature
    • Opens June 26 - Sept. 27
  • Events
Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales

Memphis, TN

Children's Museum of Memphis

  • Top Secret: Mission Toy
    • Opens June 13-Sept. 13
  • Events
Top Secret: Mission Toy

Memphis Brooks Art Museum

  • Contempt for the New
    • Through July 5
  • William Christenberry: Signs
    • Closes June 21
  • The Prints of Jacob Lawrence,
    1963 – 2000
    • June 20 – Sept. 8
  • Events

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

  • Patricia Green – Paintings
    Roberta Winnett Harrison – Paintings and Mixed Media
    Timothy Weber – Clayworks in Stoneware, Raku and Mixed Media
    • June 5 – July 31
Patricia Green – Paintings
Cheekwoood Botanical Garden &
Museum of Art
  • A Lens with a Conscience
    • Through Sept. 20
  • Tennessee Abstract Painters
    • Through Sept. 20
  • The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation
    Collection of Faberge
    • Ongoing
  • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
    • Through Jan. 3, 2010
  • Events
Tennessee Abstract Painters
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings
    • May 29–Aug. 23, 2009
    • Upper-Level Galleries
  • Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration
    • June 26–Sept. 13
  • Events
Medieval Treasures
The Parthenon
    • June 1 - July 11
Tennessee Art League
  • 44th Annual Central South Art Exhibition
    • Closes June 26
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
  • Family Business:
    How You Find It & How You Keep It
    • Through August 27
  • Collection Highlights from the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
    • Ongoing
Tennessee State Museum
  • The People’s House: A Temple of Democracy
    • Through Aug. 9
  • Capitol Memories
    • June 6 - Aug. 9
Capitol Memories

Chattanooga, TN

Hunter Museum of American Art

  • Jellies: Living Art
    • In partnership with the Tennessee Aquarium
    • Through Aug. 9
  • Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier – The Phelan Collection
    • June 7 - August 9

Oak Ridge, TN

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

  • Photography Exhibition
    • Opened May 5 - June 30
  • Event

Knoxville, TN

Blount Mansion

  • Through Our Eyes
    • June 2-29
The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
  • Smoky Mountain Visions
    • June 5 - July 30
  • Iron Clad
    • June 5 - July 30
Smoky Mountain Visions
The Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture University of Tennessee Knoxville
    • June 5-July 2

Read Sherries Blog about the JIAS opening

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
  • Art from the Ashes, a Community Exhibition and Silent Auction to Benefit Victims of the Recent Coal Ash Spill.
    • Community Gallery through June 28, 2009.

See Sherrie's blog about Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul

Higher Ground
Ramsey House Plantation
  • Civil War Living History Weekend
    encampment with battles each day at 2:00 p.m.

Gatlinburg, TN Summer Faculty Exhibition

Johnson City, TN

ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum

  • Rainforest Adventure
    • Opens May 30- September 7
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Tom Carris
Art Museum

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