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Press Release 7-22-09: 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. (I was "knocked down" by a little bug my wife brought home from one of the kiddies at the CMOR. Just got out of bed today. Haven't been able to take care of the Exhibition page problem yet.)

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

    • Through July
  • Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear
    • Opens July 10 - Oct. 11
  • Sun Stroke Stimulus
    • Opens July 10 - Oct. 11
  • Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection
    • Ongoing
  • 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
    • Closes July 26!!!!
  • Disney: The Music Behind the Magic 1928-Today
    • June 6 ― Sept. 6
  • Events

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun
    • Closes July 26!!!!

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia State College & University Museum

  • Peacock’s Feet
    • Closes 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
  • Events
Stories to Tell, Memories to Keep: Folk Art in the South

Paducah, KY

The National Quilt Museum

  • European Art Quilts V
    • thru August 10
  • Hand-carved wooden quilts by artists Fraser Smith and Fay Jean Hooker
    combine with antique fabric quilts from the collection of Gerald E. Roy
    • July 10 - October 6, 2009
  • Best of Show: 25 Years of Quilting Excellence

    Louisville, KY

    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

    • The Wind in Your Hair: Vintage Motorcycles
      • July 18 to September 19
      • Event

    Louisville Visual Art Association

    • A Ballad for Kenya
      • Closes 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
      • June 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
      • Through Sept. 27

    New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans Museum of Art

    • Mnemonic Devices: Rachel Jones and David Webber
      • June 6th - Aug. 23rd
    • Marcus Coates: Animal Instincts
      • June 10th- Aug. 23rd
    • FLOATULENTS: Inflatable Photographs by Martin Von Haselberg
      • June 10th- Sept. 20th
    • The Mind's Eye: Without Subject Matter, What Does the Artist See?
      • May 16th - Oct. 11th
    • With a Little Help from Our Friends: Recent Accessions in the Decorative Arts
      • June 20th - Oct. 18th
    • 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
    • Charleston Renaissance
      • Ongoing
    • Walter Inglis Anderson: Watercolors from the Collection of Wesley and Norman Galen
      • Ongoing
    • Events

    Highlands, NC

    The Bascom

    • Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field Painters
      • June 18–August15
    • Moulthrops: Three Generations of Woodturners
      • July 18–August 29
    • Architectural Ceramics
      • Closes August 1
    • Events

    Asheville, NC

    Asheville Art Museum

    • Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed
      • Friday, July 10 to Sunday, December 6, 2009
    • 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

      • June 12th - August 30
    • Events

    Durham, NC

    Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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

    Columbia, SC

    Columbia Museum of Art

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

    Memphis Brooks Art Museum*

    • The Prints of Jacob Lawrence,
      1963 – 2000
      • June 20 – Sept. 8
    • Events

    * Brooks is now closed Mondays AND Tuesdays

    The Pink Palace Museum
    • Underground Memphis: Archaeology and the African American Experience
      • Through October 16
    • Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
      • May 16 - August 16

    Nashville, TN

    Centennial Art Center

    • Patricia Green – Paintings
      Roberta Winnett Harrison – Paintings and Mixed Media
      Timothy Weber – Clayworks in Stoneware, Raku and Mixed Media
      • Closes 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
    • From Washington to Warhol: Americana Redefined
      • July 11, 2009 - January 3, 2010
    • Easton Selby: Rootwork
      • July 11 - September 20
    • 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
    • Dean Byington: New Works
      • June 26–Sept. 13
    • Events
    Medieval Treasures
    The Parthenon
    • Nashville’s Soul: Images of the Sacred Photographs by Tamara Reynolds
      • Opens July 25-October 31
      • East Gallery
    Tennessee Art League
    • July Exhibits


    Oak Ridge, TN

    Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

    • Quilts from Local Artists
      • July 13-31
    • Events

    Norris, TN

    Museum of Appalachia

    • Stitches & Stories: Quilts of Appalachia
      • Through Aug. 31

    Knoxville, TN

    Blount Mansion

    • Quilt Show featuring the Smoky Mountain Quilters
      • July 1-31
    The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
    • Smoky Mountain Visions
      • Closes July 30
    • Works by seven local artists
      • Closes July 31
    Smoky Mountain Visions

    Fort Worth, TX

    Kimbell Art Museum

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

    Dallas, TX

    Dallas Museum of Art

    • 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
    • Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits, 1913-1917
      • June 21 - Sept. 20
    • Events
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    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.

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    Tom Carris
    Art Museum

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