Art Museum

Press Release 6-24-09: 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.

Three Texas Museums Join!

This is the direct result of a request from a LA art lover who wanted more museums closer to her region.

Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth, TX

The Kimbell Art Museum is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974), this classic modern building has won wide acclaim since its opening in 1972. Kahn’s innovative use of natural light and subtle articulation of space and materials greatly enhance the experience of the art. Kahn envisioned a museum with “the luminosity of silver.” In his design, “narrow slits to the sky” (as he described the skylights) admit natural light, which perforated metal reflectors disperse onto the underside of cycloid – shaped vaults down the walls. Courtyards, lunettes, and light slots vary the quality and intensity of the light. The building’s gracious proportions, fine craftsmanship, and beautiful landscaping add further to the sense of serenity and restraint.

The Kimbell Art Museum’s small collection of about 350 works is the embodiment of quality and importance at the highest level. The holdings range in period from antiquity to the 20th century, including European masterpieces from Fra Angelico and Caravaggio to Cézanne and Matisse, and important collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities, as well as Asian, Precolumbian, and African arts. The Kimbell possesses a core of works that not only epitomize their eras and styles, but also touch individual high points of beauty and historical importance that assure them a place among the masterpieces of world art.

Current & Upcoming Summer Exhibitions
  • European Art
    • East Gallery
    • Current
  • Asian Art
    • North Gallery
    • Current
  • Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons
    plus Film Installations by Philip Haas
    Inspired by Works in the Collection
    • July 18-October 25
  • Events

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Museum of Art, established in 1903, has an encyclopedic collection of more than 23,000 works spanning 5,000 years of history and representing all media, with renowned strengths in the arts of the ancient Americas, Africa, Indonesia and South Asia; European and American painting, sculpture and decorative arts; and American and international contemporary art. The Dallas Museum of Art is among the top six museums in America with encyclopedic collections and an emphasis on art of the modern era. The Dallas Museum of Art opened in its 1717 Harwood Street location in 1984; the addition was completed in 1993. Both buildings are designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes.

The Museum’s growing collections are the foundation for a broad range of special exhibitions organized by the Dallas Museum of Art—from nationally traveling shows to focused exhibitions.

The Dallas Museum of Art is the anchor of the Dallas Arts District and serves as a cultural magnet for the city with diverse programming ranging from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, family activities, literary readings, and dramatic and dance presentations. The Museum serves more than one-half million visitors a year and offers more than 5,400 education and public programs annually, designed to engage people of all ages with the power and excitement of art.

Current & Upcoming Summer Exhibitions
  • Private Universes
    • May 22 – August 30
  • Private Universes: Media Works
    • June 14 - November 8
  • Willie Doherty: Requisite Distance
    • May 24 - August 30
  • Summer Spotlight
  • Events

Meadows Museum SMU
Dallas, Texas

The Meadows Museum is committed to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of art through the collection and interpretation of works of the greatest aesthetic and historical importance, as exemplified by the founding collection of Spanish art.The museum is a resource of Southern Methodist University that serves a broad and international audience as well as the university community through meaningful exhibitions, publications, workshops, and other educational programs and encourages public participation through a broad-based membership.

The Museum is located on the edge of the Southern Methodist University campus, on Bishop Blvd., one block north of Mockingbird Lane.

Current & Upcoming Summer Exhibitions
  • Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits, 1913-1917
    • June 21 - Sept. 20
  • Events

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 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

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,
    • Closes July 7
  • Best of Show: 25 Years of Quilting Excellence
    • Closes July 6
Best of Show: 25 Years of Quilting Excellence
Yeiser Art Center
  • Self Exploration
    • Closes June 29!!!!

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

  • THE NEW REALITY: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century
    • 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

Lexington, KY

The Art Museum at the
University of Kentucky

  • Kentucky Folk: Art from the UK HealthCare Collection
  • July 11 - September 20

Paris, KY

Hopewell Museum

  • Waco and the Bybees: Central Kentucky Art Pottery from 1900-1935

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Evening in Paris
    • Closes 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
    • June 13–July 11
  • Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field Painters
    • June 18–August15

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

Durham, NC

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

    • Through Nov. 29
    • Through Nov. 29
  • Christian Marclay: Video Quartet
    • Through July 26
  • Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library
    • July 2-Oct. 18
Wimington, NC

The Cameron Art Museum

  • GWATHMEY SIEGEL: Inspiration and Transformation
    • 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
    • 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

* Brooks is now closed Mondays AND Tuesdays


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
    • Closes July 11
Tennessee Art League
  • 44th Annual Central South Art Exhibition
    • Closes June 26!!!!

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
    • Closes June 30!!!!
  • Event

Norris, TN

Museum of Appalachia

  • Indepence Day Exhibitions
    • July 4
  • Event

Knoxville, TN

Blount Mansion

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

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.
    • June 27-28
  • Event
To keep up with museum and gallery updates as they come in follow Art Museum on Twitter: and

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
  • Blog
  • 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.

Support Your Area Museums! They are economic engines for their communities. And take the time to visit the local galleries in your area. A vibrant art scene contributes to a healthy community.

Tom Carris
Art Museum

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