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Press Release 7-29-09: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders

Another Texas Museum Joins!
Museum of the Soutwest

Museum of the Southwest
Midland, TX

The Museum of the Southwest is comprised of an Art Museum, a Children’s Museum, and a Planetarium situated on a 5 acre campus of shaded grounds with a Sculpture Park. The Museum seeks to excite the senses through discovery in arts, culture and science.

Current Exhibitions:
  • Spectacular Achievements: Audubon’s Animals of North America framed Audubon prints
    from the Museum’s Permanent Collection
    • through August 23rd
  • Ed Haddaway Sculpture
    • through October 4th
  • Taos Masters paintings from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of the Southwest by the original founding members of the Taos Society of Artists,
    • through October 25th
  • Of, By and About the American Indian
    • August 18th through October 18th
    • In the main galleries
      • An exhibit featuring various works and artifacts from the Museum’s collection.
  • Event

Spectacular Achievements: Audubon’s Animals of North America framed Audubon prints
Ed Haddaway Sculpture
Taos Masters paintings from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of the Southwest by the original founding members of the Taos Society of Artists,
Of, By and About the American Indian

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

Miami, FL

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University

  • Because I Say So, Sculpture Selections from the Scholl Collection
    • Closes 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
Because I Say So, Sculpture Selections from the Scholl Collection

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

  • STREAMLINED: FROM AIRPLANES TO ARCHITECTURE
    • IN THE MUSEUMS' RARE BOOK AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY VESTIBULE
    • 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
STREAMLINED: FROM AIRPLANES TO ARCHITECTURE

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • Off the Wall: The Human Form in Sculpture
    • May 23 - Sept. 6
  • Disney: The Music Behind the Magic 1928-Today
    • June 6 ― Sept. 6
  • Events

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Old Master Highlights of the Works on Paper Collection
    • August 15 - December 6

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia State College & University Museum

  • Peacock’s Feet
    • Closes July 30!!!!
  • re: Place
    • Opens August 13-27
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
    • Closes 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
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

Baton Rouge, LA

Hill Memorial Library LSU Libraries' Special Collections

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

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
Mnemonic Devices:
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
Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed

Durham, NC

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • DAVID ROBERTS AND THE HOLY LAND
    • Through Nov. 29
  • THE PAST IS PRESENT: CLASSICAL ANTIQUITIES AT THE NASHER MUSEUM
    • Through Nov. 29
  • Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library
    • July 2-Oct. 18
  • Picasso and the Allure of Language
    • Opens August 20 - Jan. 3, 2010.
  • Events
Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library

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

Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Ancestry and Innovation
    • Opens July 31 - October 11
  • The Charleston Story
    • Ongoing
  • The Printmaking Process
    • Closes August 10
    • Explore Gallery
Ancestry and Innovation

Memphis Brooks Art Museum*

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

* Brooks is now closed Mondays AND Tuesdays

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

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
  • Paintings by Lee Hamblen and Joan Lawler and Turned Wood Vessels by Brenda Stein
    • Opens August 7 - September 25
    • Event
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
Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings
The Parthenon
  • Nashville’s Soul: Images of the Sacred Photographs by Tamara Reynolds
    • July 25-October 31
    • East Gallery
Nashville’s Soul: Images of the Sacred
Tennessee Art League
  • July Exhibits
    • Closes July 31!!!!

Stein

Oak Ridge, TN

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

  • Quilts from Local Artists
    • Closes July 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
    • Closes July 31!!!!
  • The paintings of Kathy Holland
The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
  • Smoky Mountain Visions
    • Closes July 30!!!!
  • Works by seven local artists
    • Closes July 31!!!!
Smoky Mountain Visions
Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul: The Cumberland Furniture Guild
    • Closes August 9
  • Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
    • May 8 - September 9
  • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
    • Ongoing exhibition
Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul: The Cumberland Furniture Guild
Frank H. McClung Museum,
University of Tennessee
  • Birds in Art
    • Closes August 14
Birds in Art

Gatlinburg, TN

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

  • Summer Faculty Exhibition
    • May 29 - August 15
  • Jerry Drown Turned Wood Collection Wood Studio Gallery
    • Ongoing
Summer Faculty Exhibition

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
Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons

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

Summer Spotlight
Meadows Museum SMU
  • Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits, 1913-1917
    • June 21 - Sept. 20
  • Events
Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits, 1913-1917
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