Art Museum
Press Release 7-9-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
New Museum Joined Our Site Tuesday!
The Huntsville Museum of Art
Huntsville, AL

The Huntsville Museum of Art, North Alabama’s leading visual arts center, moved to its beautiful facility in Big Spring International Park in March 1998.

The nationally-accredited Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The Museum’s own 2,522-piece permanent collection also forms the basis for several exhibitions each year.

Exhibitions: (starting with top right picture)

  • Looking at the Collection:
    Buccellati Highlights
    • through February 1, 2009
  • Looking at the Collection: Whimsy in 3-D
    • through May 31, 2009
  • Encounters: Shane Fero
    • Opens Sunday July 13 – September 28

Openings, Closings, and Events*
Memphis, TN:

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art*

  • Around Tennessee, 1820-1920
    • Opened July 5 - September 7
  • The Pop Environment
    • Closes July 13!!!!
  • 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: Family Movie Night
  • Curious George: Let's Get Curious
    • Through September 28
Curious George

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum

  • Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis
    • Opens 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)
    • Opens July 11-31
    • Event: Artists' reception

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 14
Tennessee State Museum
    • Opens July 13 - August 31
    • Event: Artists' reception
  • A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll
    • Opens July 13 - August 31
    • Event: Book signing July 10
  • 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

  • William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal

Knoxville, TN

Blount Mansion

  • Unfound, a two man show featuring the works of Calvin Chappelle and Ryan Kelley
    • Opened July 1 - 30
    • Event: Artists' reception
Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts and Beyond
    • Opens 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
  • Quilt National '07
    • Through August 15

Yeiser Art Center

  • Marcus Antonius Jansen
    • Closes Saturday July 12th!!!!


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

Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville Museum of Art
  • Fused and Divided Life & Art
    • Closing July 13!!!!
  • Forsaken: Edifice and Landscape
    • Opens July 18
  • Events

Savannah, GA

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

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

Check our Events page for openings and receptions and our Exhibitions page to see a list and thumbnail photo 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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