Art Museum
Press Release 7-23-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
Two New Museums Joined Our Site This Week!
GCSU Museum
Georgia College & State University Museum
Milledgeville, GA

In conjunction with Georgia College & State University's liberal arts mission, the GCSU Museum galleries offer faculty, students, staff and the Middle Georgia community opportunities for exploration of interdisciplinary topics. It is also home to the Flannery O'Connor Room, a permanent exhibit honoring the life and career of GCSU's most famous alumna. The Museum has a fully equipped Education Room available for special occasions, lectures and programs and functions as the official Welcome Center for visitors and prospective students and their families.

Current Exhibition:

  • Steffen Thomas: Small Paintings-Powerful Figures
    • Through September 6
    • Event: Closing Reception
Steffen Thomas

Columbia Musuem of Art
The Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina

The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum and houses a world-class collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collections include masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, works by significant furniture and silver makers, and modern and contemporary art.

Spring 2009 they will a major exhibition of Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales, Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales. National Museum Wales, known for having one of the finest Impressionist art collections in Europe

Current Exhibition:
  • Carolina Collects
    • Through August 17, 2008

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
    • 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: CMOM Family Nights
  • Curious George: Let's Get Curious
    • Through September 28
Curious George

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum

  • Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis
    • Through October 31
  • The Lucy Dunwody Boehm
    Porcelain Collection
    • Ongoing
  • Event: Civil War Symposium

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

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: July 28
The Parthenon
  • Romancing the Acropolis: Prints from the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
    • Closes July 26!!!!
  • Curtain: installation by Erika Johnson
    • Closes 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
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
  • Stirring Up the Past: Revolutions in Tennessee Cooking
    • Closes August 8
Stirring Up the Past

Sewanee, TN

University Art Gallery Sewanee:
The University of the South

  • The Gallery reopens with Greg Pond: Userland[s] Aug. 29
    • See "teaser" photos from their upcoming schedule of exhibitions for 2008-2009 beginning with Greg Pond: Userland[s]
    • Event

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!!!!
  • Dog Show by Sally Ham Govan
Emporium Center
  • 2008 Tennessee Watercolor Society Biennial Exhibition
    • Closes July 25!!!!
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 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
  • Event: Family Fun Day
Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
  • Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands
    • Closes August 3

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

Yeiser Art Center

  • PostSecret

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

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
  • 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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