Art Museum
Press Release 7-30-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
Two New Museums Joined Our Site
This Week!
Carlos Museum
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
Atlanta, GA

The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets art and artifacts from antiquity to the present in order to provide unique opportunities for education and enrichment in the community, and to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research at Emory University.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • Big Shots: Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Portraits
    • Opens August 30, –
      December 14, 2008
  • Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
    • November 15, 2008 – May 25, 2009
    • The Atlanta Civic Center
  • Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs
    and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun
    • November 15, 2008 – May 25, 2009
    • Third Floor Galleries

Warhol - Hamil

New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art
New Oleans, LA

Current Exhibition:
  • The Baroque World of
    Fernando Botero
    • Through September 21
  • Events

Openings, Closings, and Events*
Memphis, TN:

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art*

  • Around Tennessee, 1820-1920
    • Through September 7
  • A Genesis: Fifteen Poems and Etchings
    • Through November 30
  • Psychedelia: Rock 'n' Roll Posters, 1965 - 1970
    • Through August 24
  • The Prints of Andy Warhol
    (From A to B and Back Again)
    • Through September 7
  • Brooks Introduces: Sarah Boyce, Rebecca Shellabarger, Kyle Wingo
    • Closes today, July 30!!!!
  • Events

* See Exhibitions page to see a sample photo from each of these shows.

Sugar Chest
Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Events: CMOM Family Nights & Elementary Teachers ' Night Out
  • Curious George: Let's Get Curious
    • Through September 28

Nashville, TN

Belle Meade Plantation

  • Event: "Jazz on the Lawn"
Belle Meade
Centennial Art Center
  • Cumberland Valley TACA (Group exhibit, Tennessee Association of Craft Artists)
    • Closes July 31!!!!
  • Upcoming exhibition features the works of Eric Botbyl (ceramics), Charlie Doggett (photography), and Jane Word (photography)
    • Aug. 8 - 29

Cheekwoood Botanical Garden &
Museum of Art

  • A Century on Paper
    • Opened Saturday
      June 28 - Sept. 21
    • Through Sept. 28
  • Song Archive Project
    • through Sept. 28
  • The Matilda Geddings
    Gray Foundation Collection of Faberge
    • Ongoing
  • Event: Tales & Tunes
The Hermitage
  • Free admission to The Hermitage Mondays, June 23 through August 25, for children under 18!
    • Must be accompanied by a Tennessee resident adult.
    • No limit to the number of children per adult.
    • Next date: August 4
The Parthenon
  • Curtain: installation by Erika Johnson
    • Closes August 9
  • The natural Preservation of Form: sculpture by
    Kath Girdler Engler
    • Opens August 15
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
  • Stirring Up the Past: Revolutions in Tennessee Cooking
    • Closes August 8
  • “Remember the Ladies!” -Women Struggle for an Equal Voice
    • Opens Aug. 11 -
      Jan. 30, 2009
Stirring Up the Past
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
  • Collection III
    • Closes Aug. 15

Chattanooga, TN

Hunter Museum of American Art

  • Events
    • William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal
      • Through Sept. 28

Knoxville, TN
Blount Mansion
  • Unfound, a two man show featuring the works of Calvin Chappelle and Ryan Kelley
    • Closes Today, July 30!!!!
  • Dog Show by Sally Ham Govan
Emporium Center
  • "Legacy: The Quilts of Georgia Bailey"
    • Aug. 1 - 29
    • Event: Silent Auction Aug. 1
Biennial Exhibition
The Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Staff Influxion
    • July 20-August 24
The Girl Scout Museum
  • The Girl Scout Museum is moving!
    • Closes Thursday, July 31!!
    • Plans to reopen in new location in late September.
Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts and Beyond
    • Opened Thursday July 10
  • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
    • Opened Friday June 27
    • Ongoing exhibition
  • Size Matters: XS - Recent Small-Scale Paintings
    • Closes August 24
  • Works from the Morristown Art Association
    • Through Sept. 15
Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
  • Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands
    • Closes Sunday, August 3!!!!

Paducah, KY
The National Quilt Museum
  • 9th Quilt Japan
    • Through October 7
  • Quilt National '07
    • Closes August 15

Yeiser Art Center

  • PostSecret

Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville Museum of Art
  • Forsaken: Edifice and Landscape
    • Opened July 19 - Sept. 7
  • Events

Georgia College & State University Museum
  • Steffen Thomas: Small Paintings-
    Powerful Figures
    • Through Sept. 6
  • Solo Exhibition featuring the works of Frances de La Rosa
    • Opens Aug. 14
Augusta , GA
Morris Museum of Art
  • Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf

Savannah, GA

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Huntsville, AL
Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Encounters: Shane Fero
    • Opened July 13 – September 28
  • Looking at the Collection: Buccellati Highlights
    • Through February 1, 2009
  • Looking at the Collection: Whimsy in 3-D
    • Through May 31, 2009

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Carolina Collects
    • Through Aug. 17
Carris Pottery section of Art Museum
* Art Museum has gone over 200,000 pages viewed for July.

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.

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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