Art Museum
Press Release 10-1-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
New Museum Joins Art Museum

Hill Memorial Library

Hill Memorial Library
LSU Libraries’ Special Collections
Baton Rouge, LA

The mission of LSU Libraries’ Special Collections is to administer, preserve, and make available a variety of collections, including rare books, manuscripts, and other special research collections. Special Collections offers resources for original research in many fields, ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, agriculture, aquaculture, the fine arts, and design.

Current Exhibition
  • After Katrina: Salvaging Photographs of Pre-Storm New Orleans
    • Runs through Saturday, November 8
After Katrina

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

Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • Encounters: Encounters: Lilian Garcia-Roig
    • Opens October 5 - November 30
  • Looking at the Collection: Buccellati Highlights
    • through February 1, 2009
  • Looking at the Collection:
    Whimsy in 3-D
    • through May 31, 2009
Lilian Garcia-Roig

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

  • A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43
    • Through January 19, 2009
  • Events
Miner Joe

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia College & State University Museum

  • Visions and Voices, works by Kristin Cassaletto
    • Opened September 18 –
      December 5
  • Solo Exhibition featuring the works of Frances de La Rosa
  • Executive Branch Suite Phase II, an Art of Democracy
    • Opens October 16 - December 5
    • Focus Gallery
Kristin Cassaletto

Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Landscape of Slavery:
    The Plantation in American Art
    • Through October 19
  • It’s a Dog’s Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collection
    • Opens October 11, 2008-
      January 4, 2009
  • Events
Landscape of Slavery

Savannah, GA

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Paducah, KY

National Quilt Museum

  • On a Grand Scale: Quilts by Inge Mardal/Steen Hougs & Eleanor McCain
    • Through November 5
  • 9th Quilt Japan
    • Closes October 7!!!!

Yeiser Art Center

  • Blue
    • Opens Oct. 4th

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

  • KENTUCKY MASTERS: Early Artists of the Commonwealth from the Humphreys Collection
    • Closes Oct. 12

Louisville, KY

Louisville Visual Art Association

  • Launchings
    • Closes October 4!!!!
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • 2008 Images and Ideas: The Photographic Art of Julius Friedman
    • Through October 11
  • Whackers and Hackers: Artist Made Golf Clubs
    • Through October 18
  • Kentucky Collectors Series 2: Shelly Zegart: Passionate About Quilts
    • Through October 26
  • American Tapestry Alliance:
    Biennial 7
    • Through January 3, 2009
  • Events

Lexington, KY

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky

  • Master Works by Kentucky Painters: 1819-1935
    • Through November 30
Kentucky Painters

Paris, KY

Hopewell Museum

  • Hope Well: A Local Museum Collects
    • Through October 26
  • Event

New Orleans, LA

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

  • Sally Mann: What Remains
    • Opens Oct. 4
  • Silver Bullets and Holy Water: Paintings by Margaret Evangeline
    • Opens Oct. 4
  • Lisa Silvestri “The New Orleans Portrait Project: The Series”
    • Opens Oct. 4
 Margaret Evangeline

Biloxi, MS

Ohr-O'Keefe Art Museum

  • George Ohr’s National Challenge: The Juried Exhibition
    • Opened Sept. 19 - Nov. 7

Asheville, NC

Asheville Art Museum

  • Life’s Rich Pageant: A Centennial Celebration of The Eight
    • September 12, 2008 -
      January 4, 2009
    • Holden Community Gallery
  • Ash Cans, Factories and Trains: Students and Followers of The Eight
    • Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 -
      Sunday, January 11, 2009
  • Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way: A Retrospective of Paintings by John Baeder
    • Through Sunday, October 26
    • Appleby Foundation Gallery
  • Expectant Gaze
    • Through 2008
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
  • Events
Ash Cans

Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville Museum of Art

  • Sense of Place,
    • September 13 - November 2
  • Japanese artist Etsuko Komori
    • September 26 – November 16
  • Events
Sense of Place

Wimington, NC

Cameron Art Museum

  • Bob Trotman: Business as Usual
    • Through October 12
  • Art and Social Conscience: HOLOCAUST
    • Through October 19
  • Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art
    • Through May 24, 2009
Bob Trotman

Memphis, TN:

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

  • Events
  • Photographs from the , 1949-1964
    • August 23, 2008 - Jan. 5, 2009
  • A Genesis: Fifteen Poems and Etchings
    A collaboration of poet John Ciardi and
    artist Gabor PeterdiSarah Boyce, Rebecca Shellabarger, Kyle Wingo
    • Through November 30

Pink Palace Museum

  • On Track in Memphis
    • Oct. 4 – Oct. 26
  • In Spite of Race,
    The Robert R. Church Family of Memphis
    • Closes October 26
  • Event: Crafts Fair
Memphis World

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum

  • Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis
    • Through October 31
  • Brain Teasers II
    • Sept. 20th - Jan. 4th
Brain Teasers II

Nashville, TN

Centennial Art Center

  • Nashville’s Internationals II
    (Group exhibit, various media)
Nashville’s Internationals II
Cheekwoood Botanical Garden &
Museum of Art
  • Artists Collect: The Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong Private Collection
    • October 11, 2008 - January 4, 2009
  • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
    • Through January 4, 2009
  • The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation
    Collection of Faberge
    • Ongoing
    Frist Center for the Visual Arts
    • Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
      • Sept. 12, 2008 – Jan. 4, 2009
      • Upper-Level Galleries
    • The Best of Photography and Film from George Eastman House Collection
      • Oct. 10, 2008– Jan. 25, 2009
    • The Photographs of Lalla Essaydi
      • Oct. 10, 2008– Jan. 25, 2009

    Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
    Tennessee State University
    • Plus 3 Ferris Wheels
    • HEROIC
      • Oct 15-Nov 26

    Tennessee State Museum

    • Akira Blount’s Enchanted Dolls
      • September 26 - November 30
    • The River Inside
      • Opens October 3rd
    • Events
    The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
    • Line Up, Strip Down, Fade Out Polaroid Photographs and Videos by Andy Warhol, Grant Worth
      • Closes Oct. 10
    Bianca Jagger

    Sewanee, TN

    University Art Gallery Sewanee:
    The University of the South

    • Greg Pond: Userland[s]
      • Closes October 15
      • Event

    Chattanooga, TN

    Hunter Museum of American Art

    • Object Project
      • Opens October 12, 2008 -
        January 11, 2009

    Knoxville, TN

    Blount Mansion

    • 3Artists-3Dimensions featuring works by Donna Conliff, Jessica VanNeste and Gay Bryant
      • October1-31
      • Blount Mansion Visitors Center
      • event
    Emporium Center
    • Wonder and Whimsy: Works of JoAnn Parsley and Olga Rader
      • Opens October 3-31
      • event

    Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture
    • New York Rises
      • Closes Today, October 1!!!!
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
      • Ongoing exhibition
    • Latino Arts Exhibition
      • Community Gallery
      • Through Oct. 16
    • Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art
      • October 4, 2008- January 18, 2009
    • Knoxville Museum of Art Features Artwork by Rural East Tennessee Youth
      • October 1 through October 30
      • event

    Johnson City, TN

    ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum

    • Ocean Gems: Wonders of the Sea, an exhibit of Marine Photography
      • Through October 19th

    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.

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    Tom Carris
    Art Museum

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