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Press Release 4-30-09: 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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The Bascom Joins Art Museum!

The Bascom
Highlands, NC

Beginning June 2009, when the new campus opens, hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.The Bascom is a nonprofit center for the visual arts in the resort community of Highlands, in Western North Carolina. In late May, it will move to a six-acre, $11 million, "green," architect-designed campus featuring historic buildings, a covered bridge, a nature trail, a 23,000 square foot main building for two-dimensional adult and children’s art, a separate reconstructed Barn Studio for three-dimensional art, a café, a terrace for venue rentals, and much more.

The Bascom is a not-for-profit charitable entity focused on education. It has been in existence since 1983 offering high-quality rotating exhibitions, classes and educational presentations. The Bascom provides a dynamic experience that inspires and attracts residents and visitors through interaction with all forms of visual arts. At The Bascom, children and adults explore and learn about art, both indoors and outdoors. It provides stimulating experiences in the visual arts through high quality changing exhibitions and educational opportunities.

The Bascom Exhibitions Opening in June:
  • Cheers! Handcrafted Glass Stemware
    • May 30–June 6
  • Instruments of Appalachian Music
    • May 30–June 25
  • The Three Potters: Bringle, Hewitt and Stuempfle
    • June 13–July 11
  • Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field Painters
    • June 18–August15

Cheers! Handcrafted Glass Stemware
The Three Potters: Bringle, Hewitt and Stuempfle
Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field Painters

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

Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration
    • Opens May 24
  • YAM: Exhibition for Youth Art Month
    • Closes April 26!!!!
  • Looking at the Collection: Whimsy in 3-D
    • Through May 31, 2009
  • Looking at the Collection: Buccellati Highlights
    • Through November 2009

Winter Park, FL

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

  • American Poets by Jack R. Smith
    • Extended through May 30
  • Portrait of a Lady: Selections from the Permanent Collection
    • Through August 30
  • Studio Art Biennial (Exhibition of Faculty Art)
    • Through August 30
  • Andy Warhol: Personalities
    • Opens May 15
Billy Collins

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

    • Closes May 15
  • Events

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams:
    Natural Affinities
    • Closes May 3!!!!
  • Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism
    • Closes May 10

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Tutankhamun exhibition
    • Closes May 17, 2009
  • Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun
    • Closes May 17, 2009
    • Closes May 17
  • Events
Milledgeville, GA

Georgia State College & University Museum

  • The Seasons of Andalusia by Nancy Marshall
    • Closes May 10
  • Breadth of Bamboo by Brook Reynolds
    • Closes May 10
Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Southern Eccentric: Paintings by Larry Connatser
Nashville Portraits: Photographs by Jim McGuire

Paducah, KY

National Quilt Museum (new hours!)

  • Burgoyne Surrounded Quilts
    • March 13 - May 19
  • New Winds from Asia
    • April 10 - July 7
  • Events
Burgoyne Surrounded Quilts

The Yeiser Art Center

  • Fantastic Fibers
    • Opened April 19
  • Events
Coming into Tibet

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

    • Through May 24

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • Gig Posters: The Art of Contemporary Music
    • Closes May 16
  • Kentucky Artist Series: Brook Forrest White, Jr.
    • April 4 - May 23
  • Event
Gig Posters: The Art of Contemporary Music
The Speed Art Museum
  • American Art at the Speed
    • Through May 2009
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
    • March 22 to May 17
  • 4 Salvaged Boxes by wHY Architecture
    • April 12 to June 14
  • English Silver from the Age of Matthew Boulton
    The James C. Codell, Jr. Collection
    • April 12 to June 14
  • Events

Lexington, KY

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky

  • EXCAVATING EGYPT: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London
    • March 22 – June 14
Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London

Paris, KY

Hopewell Museum

  • The Birthplace of Bourbon: A Whiskey, A Heritage, and an Industry
    • Through May 22

Baton Rouge, LA

Hill Memorial Library LSU Libraries' Special Collections

  • Mariners, Meridians and Monsters: Exploring the History of Maps in Fact and Fiction
    • March 23 - August 15
  • A Century of Standard Oil in Baton Rouge
    • March 23 - August 15

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Evening in Paris
    • Through June 28
  • A Discourse in Abstraction:
    Jennifer Odem Encounters NOMA's Permanent Collection
    • Through May 24
  • Women Artists in Louisiana,
    1825-1965: A Place of Their Own
    • Through September 13
  • Kara Hearn: One thing after another
    A video by Houston-based artist Kara Hearn.
    • Through May 24
    • second floor Frederick R. Weisman Galleries
  • The Art of Caring
    A Look at Life through Photography
    • Opens May 16
  • Events
The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University
  • In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows
    • February 28 - May 31, 2009
  • Events
Tiffany Stained Glass Windows
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • 2009 North Carolina Living Treasures: Ceramics by Cynthia Bringle and Norm Schulman
    • Closes April 30!!!!
  • Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries
    An exh
    ibition of works by noted North Carolina artist pushes the limits of American craft
    • Through June 4
  • Arthur Q. Davis: Legacy of a Modern Architect
    • April 23 - July 19
  • Timex All-Star Jazz Show 1958: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic
    • April 23 - July 19
  • Charleston Renaissance
    • Ongoing
  • Events

Ridgeland, MS

Mississippi Craft Center

  • Small Expressions 2009
    • Closes May 2!!!!

Small Expressions 2009

Biloxi, MS

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

  • In Contrast features the watercolors of Richard Waters and the late Dr. Gerald Wessler of Gulfport, MS.
    • Closes May 15

Asheville, NC

Asheville Art Museum

  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Projects
    Gallery 6
    • Closes May 3!!!!
  • Mapping the Mountains: The Photographs of George Masa
    • Through July 5
  • Expectant Gaze
    • Through June 21
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
  • 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
Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville Museum of Art

  • Andy Warhol's works from the Cochran Collection at the Festival Park Plaza Building
    • Closes May 2!!!!
  • Events
Editorial Cartoonist


The Cameron Art Museum

  • Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art
    • Through May 17
  • Winning IDEAs: Selected Product Designs 2008
    • April 17-October 25

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Eye to the East: The Turner Collection of Chinese Art
    • Closes May 10!!!!
  • Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales
    • Through June 7
Chinese Art

Charleston, SC

Gibbes Museum of Art

  • Prop Master: An Installation by Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page
    • April 3 - July 19
  • Jeff Whetstone: Post-Pleistocene
    • April 3 - July 19
  • The Printmaking Process
    • Extended through August 16!
    • Explore Gallery
  • The Charleston Story
    • Ongoing
Prop Master

Memphis, TN

Memphis Brooks Art Museum

  • Contempt for the New
    • Through July 5
  • Pieced and Patterned: Southern Quilts, 1840-1940
    • Through May 17
  • William Christenberry: Signs
    • Through June 21
The Pink Palace Museum
  • The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind
    • Closes May 3!!!!
  • Underground Memphis: Archaeology and the African American Experience
    • Through October 16
Scoop the Poop

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

  • Underneath & Overcoming; Featuring the debut of The Seven Deadly Sins series by photographer David Farmerie
    • Through July
  • Cold War Clarksville
    • Through July

Nashville, TN

Centennial Art Center

  • The Nashville Calligraphers’ Guild – Members’ Exhibit
    & Sculpture by Ron Olson
    • April 3 – May 29
Plate Tone Printshop
Cheekwoood Botanical Garden &
Museum of Art
  • Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry
    • March 14 - June 14
  • Michael Baggarly: Reverberant Measures
    • March 14 - June 14
  • A Lens with a Conscience
    • March 14 - Sept. 20
  • Tennessee Abstract Painters
    • March 14 - Sept. 20
  • The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation
    Collection of Faberge
    • Ongoing
  • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
    • Through January 3, 2010
Tennessee Abstract Painters
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Paint Made Flesh
    • Paint Made Flesh
    • Closes May 10
  • Medieval Treasures from the
    Cleveland Museum of Art
    • Through June 7
    • Ingram Gallery
The Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
    • Closes May 9

Tennessee Art League

  • 44th Annual Central South Art Exhibition
    • May 1st - June 26th
    • Event
Juried members exhibit
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
  • Family Business:
    How You Find It & How You Keep It
    • March 17-August 27
  • Collection Highlights from the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
    • Ongoing
Family Business
Tennessee State Museum
  • Plein-air Paintings of the Tennessee’s State Capitol
    • April 1 - May 17
  • The People’s House: A Temple of Democracy
    • April 1 - May 17
Plein-air Paintings of the Tennessee’s State Capitol
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
  • The Printed Page: Selections from the Anna C. Hoyt Collection
    • Closes May 8
The Printed Page

Knoxville, TN

Blount Mansion

  • Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council Third Annual Art Exhibit
    • May 1-30
Betty Bullen
The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
  • 2009 Members Show
    • May 1-29
  • Rifle Print Company Exhibition
    • May 1-29
  • Event
Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
  • River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte
    • Closes May 3!!!!

Read Sherrie's blog about the River of Gold exhibition

Girl Scout Museum
  • The Girl Scout Museum reopens!
Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
    • Ongoing
  • Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul: The Cumberland Furniture Guild
    • Opens April 21 - August 9
  • Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
    • May 8 - September 9
  • Events

Read Sherrie's blog about the KMA exhibitions

Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul: The Cumberland Furniture Guild

Gatlinburg, TN

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

  • Artists in Residence Exhibition
    • April 22- May 23rd
  • Wildflower Artist of the Year Exhibition
    • April 22- May 23rd
  • Jerry Drown Turned Wood Collection Wood Studio Gallery
    • Ongoing

Johnson City, TN

ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum

  • Our Weakening Web: The Story of Extinction
    • Closes May 17
Slocumb Galleries ETSU
  • Out of the Dark
    • May 4 to May 15
    • Tipton Gallery
    • Event

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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