Art Museum
Press Release 7-16-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
Two New Museums Joined Our Site This Week!
Morris Museum of Art:
Celebrating Southern Art and Culture
Augusta, GA

The Morris Museum of Art, the first museum in the country devoted to the art and artists of the South, is one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Noted for its multifaceted permanent collection and a rich program of continuously changing special exhibitions, the Morris Museum is dedicated to the ongoing interpretation of Southern art in all its forms and the preservation of the region’s rich cultural legacy. It is dedicated to sustaining artistic inquiry, providing a rich visitor experience, and exercising civic responsibility, while advancing public understanding of the South.

Upcoming Exhibition:

  • Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf
    • Opening July 26-September 28

Openings, Closings, and Events*
Memphis, TN:

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art*

  • Around Tennessee, 1820-1920
    • Opened July 5 - September 7
  • A Genesis: Fifteen Poems and Etchings
    • Through August 2
  • Psychedelia: Rock 'n' Roll Posters, 1965 - 1970
    • Through November 30
  • The Prints of Andy Warhol
    (From A to B and Back Again)
    • Through September 7
  • Brooks Introduces: Sarah Boyce, Rebecca Shellabarger, Kyle Wingo
    • Through July 30
  • Events

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

Sugar Chest
Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Events: Hispanic Fiesta:
    Time to party at CMOM!
  • Curious George: Let's Get Curious
    • Through September 28
Curious George

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum

  • Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis
    • Opened July 10
  • The Lucy Dunwody Boehm
    Porcelain Collection
    • Ongoing

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)
    • Opened July 11-31

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.
    • July 21
The Parthenon
  • Romancing the Acropolis: Prints from the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
    • Closes July 26
  • Curtain: installation by Erika Johnson
    • Through August 9
Tennessee State Museum
    • Opened July 13 - August 31
  • A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll
    • Opened July 13 - August 31
  • A sampling of diverse military artwork
    • Military Museum located in the War Memorial Building
    • ThroughDecember 31
Celery chair

Chattanooga, TN

Hunter Museum of American Art

  • Events
    • William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal
      • Opened June 23

Knoxville, TN

Blount Mansion

  • Unfound, a two man show featuring the works of Calvin Chappelle and Ryan Kelley
    • Closes July 30
Emporium Center
  • 2008 Tennessee Watercolor Society Biennial Exhibition
    • Closes July 25
Biennial Exhibition
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
    • Continues until August 24

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

Yeiser Art Center

  • PostSecret
    • July 26-Sept. 20

Ridgeland, MS
Mississippi Craft Center
  • “Conversation with a Master Craftsman”
    • Jewelry
    • Tuesday, July 22
  • Event

Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville Museum of Art
  • Forsaken: Edifice and Landscape
    • Opens July 18
  • Events

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
  • Event: Gallery Tour
Carris Pottery section of Art Museum
* Art Museum daily average increased to over 5,600 pages viewed per day during June.

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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