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Press Release 10-29-08: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders (once a month listings for longer running exhibitions that are not closing soon
New Museum Joins Art Museum Touring.com

The Speed Art Museum
Louisville, KY

A national leader in arts education, serving over 30,000 children each year, the Speed Art Museum has repeatedly been voted Kentucky’s best museum and is considered one of the top ten sites each Kentuckian should visit. The Speed honors its mission to bring great art to our communities through its distinguished collections and as the Commonwealth’s number one venue for international art exhibitions.

Current Exhibition:
  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
    American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery
    • September 7, 2008- January 4, 2009

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
    • Through 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, FL

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

  • Grand Opening November 29

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

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • A Tradition Redefined: Chinese Paintings from the Chu-tsing Li Collection, 1950-2000
    • October 11, 2008 ―
      January 4, 2009
  • Coming into Focus: Jeane von Oppenheim and Photography at the Norton, 1998 – 2008
    • October 11, 2008 ―
      January 4, 2009
  • Events
Martin Cheng

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Big Shots: Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Portraits
    • Through December 14
  • Events

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia College & State University Museum

  • Visions and Voices, works by Kristin Cassaletto
    • Through December 5
  • Executive Branch Suite Phase II, an Art of Democracy
    • Through December 5
    • Focus Gallery
Kristin Cassaletto

Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • It’s a Dog’s Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collection
    • Through January 4, 2009
  • J.C. Leyendecker: America’s “Other” Illustrator
    • November 1, 2008-January 11, 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
    • Closes November 5!!!!
  • Event

Yeiser Art Center

  • Blue
    • through November 8
Quilt
Blue

Louisville, KY

Louisville Visual Art Association

  • Americans Who Tell the Truth by Rob Shetterly
    • October 17, 2008 - January 4, 2009
  • Stories About Mountain Top Removal by Cynthia Ryan Kelly
    • October 17, 2008 - January 4, 2009
Schmitz
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • American Tapestry Alliance:
    Biennial 7
    • Through January 3, 2009
  • Events
Tapestry

Baton Rouge, LA

Hill Memorial Library
LSU Libraries’ Special Collections

  • After Katrina: Salvaging Photographs of Pre-Storm New Orleans
    • Closes Saturday, November 8

New Orleans Museum of Art
  • OBJECTS OF DESIRE : Fabergé from the Hodges Family Collection
    • Opens Nov. 8 - January 18, 2009

New Orleans, LA

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

  • Sally Mann: What Remains
    • Opened Oct. 4
  • Silver Bullets and Holy Water: Paintings by Margaret Evangeline
    • Opened Oct. 4
  • Lisa Silvestri “The New Orleans Portrait Project: The Series”
    • Opened Oct. 4
  • Louisiana Masters: Douglas Bourgeois
    Recent works by Douglas Bourgeois from premier Southern collectors
    • Opened on Oct. 23
  • Events
Cornisha Tate

Biloxi, MS

Ohr-O'Keefe Art Museum

  • George Ohr’s National Challenge: The Juried Exhibition
    • Closes Nov. 7
Erosion

Ridgeland, MS

Mississippi Crafts Center

  • Wearable Art Fashion Show and Fiber Exhibit
    • Tuesday, November 18th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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
  • Expectant Gaze
    • Through 2008
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
  • William Christenberry: Site/Possession
    • Friday, November 7, 2008 – Sunday, January 18, 2009
    • Appleby Foundation Gallery
  • 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

  • Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art
    • Through May 24, 2009
  • Toy Crazy
    • Through February 1, 2009
Bob Trotman

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Dale Chihuly: Seaforms
    • Through November 30

Memphis, TN:

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

  • The Baroque World of Fernando Botero
    • Through January 11, 2009
  • Photographs from the , 1949-1964
    • Through 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
  • Events
Memphis World
Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Color Play: Exploring the Art & Science of Color
    • October 11-January 4
  • Events

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum

  • Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis
    • Closes 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)
    • Closes October 31!!!!
Nashville’s Internationals II
Cheekwoood Botanical Garden &
Museum of Art
  • Artists Collect: The Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong Private Collection
    • Through January 4, 2009
  • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
    • Through January 4, 2009
  • The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation
    Collection of Faberge
    • Ongoing
  • Events
Sugura
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
    • Opened Oct. 10, 2008– Jan. 25, 2009
  • The Photographs of Lalla Essaydi
    • Opened Oct. 10, 2008–
      Jan. 25, 2009
Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
Tennessee State University
  • HEROIC
    • Oct 15-Nov 26
The Parthenon
  • The natural Preservation of Form: sculpture by Kath Girdler Engler
    • Closes Nov. 1!!!!
  • IMMERSION: A KatrinaRoom
    • Through Dec. 13
  • Nancy Hellebrand: Air, Earth, and Water
    • November 14, 2008-
    • January 31, 2009
Engler
Tennessee Art League
  • Journey to the Far East
    • Closes Oct. 30!!!!
  • Nick Long
    • Closes Oct. 30!!!!

Tennessee State Museum

  • Akira Blount’s Enchanted Dolls
    • September 26 - November 30
  • The River Inside
    • October 3 - November 30
  • Events
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
  • Jules De Balincourt
    • October 23 through December 5

Bianca Jagger

Sewanee, TN

University Art Gallery Sewanee:
The University of the South

  • Hamlett Dobbins: Every One, Every Day
    • Through November 23


Chattanooga, TN

Hunter Museum of American Art

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

Oak Ridge, TN

Oak Ridge Art Center

  • Open Show 2008
    • Closes Nov. 14
  • Event

Knoxville, TN

Blount Mansion

  • 3Artists-3Dimensions featuring works by Donna Conliff, Jessica VanNeste and Gay Bryant
    • Closes October 31!!!!
    • Blount Mansion Visitors Center
  • Event
Emporium Center
  • Wonder and Whimsy: Works of JoAnn Parsley and Olga Rader
    • Closes October 31!!!!
  • Works by the Turner Family

Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture
  • Crossing the Blvd : Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America
    • Closes November 2!!!!
    • Event
Delancy
Knoxville Museum of Art
    • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
      • Ongoing exhibition
    • Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art
      • Through January 18, 2009
    • Knoxville Museum of Art Features Artwork by Rural East Tennessee Youth
      • Closes October 30!!!!

    Johnson City, TN

    ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum

    • Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes
      • Through December 21st
    The Sun

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    • Home page and/or Index page to see which museums recently updated their page and on what date. Look for the new photos tag.
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