Art Museum
Press Release 8-13-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
New Gallery Joined Our Site
This Week!
Gibbes Museum
Tennessee Art League
Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Art League was organized in 1954 as a non profit organization with the state of Tennessee. The primary mission of the TAL is to assist local visual artists by providing gallery space, workshops, and educational programs.

We have 4 galleries

  • The Premiere Gallery
  • The Ethel Smith Gallery
  • Members Gallery
  • Poston Gallery

Current Exhibitions:

  • Watercolors by artist Denton Ridge
    • through August 29
    • The Premiere Gallery
  • Katherine Taylor-McBroom brings Elvis back to Tennessee
    • Ethel Smith Gallery
  • Nick Long (right)
    • Opens Sept. 6 - 30
    • Event

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
  • 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 & Child Elvis Impersonators Perform
  • Curious George: Let's Get Curious
    • Through September 28
Curious George

Grand Junction, TN

National Bird Dog Museum

  • Event: Fundraiser
    • Fun Shoot
    • Aug. 16
    • Galena Plantation & Lodge
      Holly Springs, MS
Fun Shoot

Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum

  • Civil War: Hoofbeats in the Heartland
    • Through September 14th
  • Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis
    • Through October 31
Tim Lewis

Nashville, TN

Belle Meade Plantation

  • Event: "Jazz on the Lawn" with Michael Fair
Belle Meade
Centennial Art Center
  • Upcoming exhibition features the works of Eric Botbyl (ceramics), Charlie Doggett (photography), and Jane Word (photography)
    • Opened Aug. 8 - 29
Botbyl Pottery
The Frist Center for Visual Arts
  • Tiffany by Design: The Neustadt Collection
    • Closes Aug. 24
    • Upper-Level Galleries
  • Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975
    • Through Sept. 21
    • Ingram Gallery
  • Shades of Gray: Four Artists of the Southeast
    • Through Sept. 21
    • Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery and Education Gallery
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: August 18
The Parthenon
  • The natural Preservation of Form: sculpture by
    Kath Girdler Engler
    • Opens August 15
  • IMMERSION: A KatrinaRoom
    • Opens August 15
Kath Girdler Engler sculpture
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
  • “Remember the Ladies!” -Women Struggle for an Equal Voice
    • Opened Aug. 11 -
      Jan. 30, 2009
  • Collection Highlights from the Tennessee State Library and Archives
    • Ongoing at Bicentennial Mall
Suffragettes march
Suffragettes march
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
  • Collection III
    • Closes Aug. 15!!!!
  • Line Up, Strip Down, Fade Out Polaroid Photographs and Videos by Andy Warhol, Grant Worth
    • Opens August 28 - Oct. 10
    • Event: opening reception
Bianca Jagger

Sewanee, TN
University Art Gallery Sewanee:
The University of the South
  • Greg Pond: Userland[s]
    • Opens August 29 -
      October 15
    • Event

Chattanooga, TN

Hunter Museum of American Art

  • Events
    • William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal
      • Through Sept. 28

Knoxville, TN
Blount Mansion
  • Dog Show by Sally Ham Govan
    • August 1 - 31
Emporium Center
  • Legacy: The Quilts of
    Georgia Bailey
    • Aug. 1 - 29

Biennial Exhibition
The Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Staff Influxion
    • July 20-August 24
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
  • Works from the Morristown Art Association
    • Through Sept. 15

Gatlinburg, TN
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object Exhibition
    • Opens August 15 -
      October 18
    • Blain, Loggia, and Drown Galleries
  • Jerry Drown Turned Wood Collection
    • Wood Studio Gallery
    • Ongoing

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

Yeiser Art Center

  • PostSecret
    • July 26-Sept. 20

Owensboro, KY
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
  • KENTUCKY MASTERS: Early Artists of the Commonwealth from the Humphreys Collection
    • Through October 12
  • New Contemporary Sculpture Park
    • Ryan Park
Into the Wind

Louisville, KY
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • Southern Arts on Display with Tradition/Innovation
    • Closes August 23

"River's Edge"

Lexington, KY
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
  • Andy Warhol: Fame and Photography
    • Closes Aug. 24
  • From Picasso to Warhol: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Collection
    • Closes Aug. 24
  • Breaking Tradition, Forging Ahead: WPA Prints from the Collection
    • Closes Sept. 15

Biloxi, MS

Ohr-O'Keefe Art Museum

  • “Domo Arigato: Thank You”: Second Annual Ohr-O’Keefe Clay Invitational
    • Closes Aug 22

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

Atlanta, GA
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
  • Big Shots: Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Portraits
    • Opens August 30
  • Chester Higgins, Nubian Dreams: Images of the Sudan
    • At the Schatten Gallery, Emory Library Systems.
    • Closes August 15!!!!

Warhol Polaroid
"Images of the Sudan"

Milledgeville, GA
Georgia College & State University Museum
  • Steffen Thomas: Small Paintings-
    Powerful Figures
    • Through Sept. 6
  • Solo Exhibition featuring the works of Frances de La Rosa
    • Opens tomorrow Aug. 14
  • Events
Frances de La Rosa

Augusta , GA
Morris Museum of Art
  • Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf
    • Opened July 26
  • Landscape of Slavery:
    The Plantation in American Art
    • August 23-October 19
  • Events

Savannah, GA

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Carolina Collects
    • Closes Aug. 17
  • Dale Chihuly: Seaforms
  • Opens September 5 –
    November 30

Charleston, SC
Gibbes Museum of Art
  • The Charleston Story
    • Ongoing
  • Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
    • August 29 - November 30

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art
  • The Baroque World of
    Fernando Botero
    • Through September 21
  • Events
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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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