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Art Museum Touring.com
Press Release 8-20-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
Two NC Museums and One TN Gallery Joined Our Site This Week!
Cameron Art Museum
Cameron Art Museum
Wimington, NC

In 2002, the Cameron Art Museum opened its new museum facility designed by the renowned architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates (NYC). Formerly located in downtown Wilmington, N.C. as St. John's Museum of Art, the new Cameron Art Museum is sited on a 9 acre woodland park (Pyramid Park) featuring outdoor sculptures, nature trails, pond, historic Civil War site and a second facility--the Clay Studio at the Pancoe Art Education Center. The main museum building is a 42,000 square foot facility with three areas of galleries, the Weyerhaueser lecture and reception hall, a museum gift shop and parking.

Current Exhibitions:

  • ROBERT DELFORD BROWN: Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics
    • Through September 28
  • Bob Trotman: Business as Usual
    • Through October 12
  • Art and Social Conscience: HOLOCAUST
    • Through October 19
  • Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art
    • Through May 24, 2009
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville, NC

Our Mission: The Asheville Art Museum engages, enlightens and inspires individuals and enriches community through dynamic experiences in American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Our Vision: To transform lives through art.

Current Exhibitions:
  • Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way: A Retrospective of Paintings by John Baeder
    • Through Sunday, October 26
    • Appleby Foundation Gallery
  • Uncommon Expressions: The Drawings of Sigmund Abeles and Jerome Witkin
    • Through Sunday, August 31
    • Gallery 6
  • Let It Pour/Pitchers from the
    James Goode Collection
    • Through Sunday, September 14
    • Holden Community Gallery
  • Expectant Gaze
    • Through 2008
    • 2nd Floor Galleries

Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
Current Exhibition:
  • Faculty Biennial
    • Opened Aug 18-Sept 30

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

Atlanta, GA

The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Big Shots: Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Portraits
    • Opens August 30

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
    • Opened Aug. 14
  • Events

Augusta , GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf
    • Opened July 26 - September 28
  • Landscape of Slavery:
    The Plantation in American Art
    • August 23-October 19
  • Events

Savannah, GA

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace


Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • Southern Arts on Display with Tradition/Innovation
    • Closes August 23!!!!

Louisville Visual Art Association

  • Launchings
    • August 22 - October 4

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

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

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • The Baroque World of
    Fernando Botero
    • Through September 21
  • Events

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
    • Closes Sept. 7
  • Event

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • 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
    • Opens August 29 - November 30

Memphis, TN:

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art*

  • Photographs from the Memphis World, 1949-1964
    • Opens August 23 -
  • Around Tennessee, 1820-1920
    • Through September 7
  • A Genesis: Fifteen Poems and Etchings
    • Through November 30
  • Psychedelia: Rock 'n' Roll Posters, 1965 - 1970
    • Closes August 24!!!!
  • The Prints of Andy Warhol
    (From A to B and Back Again)
    • Through September 7
  • Events
Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Events: CMOM Family Nights
  • Curious George: Let's Get Curious
    • Through September 28

Nashville, TN

Centennial Art Center

  • Exhibition features the works of Eric Botbyl (ceramics), Charlie Doggett (photography), and Jane Word (photography)
    • Closes August 29
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.
    • Last free date: August 25!!!!
The Parthenon
  • The natural Preservation of Form: sculpture by
    Kath Girdler Engler
    • Opened August 15
  • IMMERSION: A KatrinaRoom
Tennessee Art League
  • Watercolors by artist Denton Ridge
    • Closes August 29
    • The Premiere Gallery
  • Katherine Taylor-McBroom brings Elvis back to Tennessee
    • Ethel Smith Gallery
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
Tennessee State Museum
  • LEGS & LEAVES: Creations from the Cumberland Furniture Guild
    • ClosesAugust 31
  • A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll & A Pinch of Country
    • Closes August 31
  • A sampling of diverse military artworks from the collection of the Tennessee State Museum at Military Museum located in the War Memorial Building
    • Through
      December 31, 2008
  • Event: Quilt gallery tour
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
  • Line Up, Strip Down, Fade Out Polaroid Photographs and Videos by Andy Warhol, Grant Worth
    • Opens August 28 - Oct. 10
    • Event: opening reception

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
    • Closes August 31
Emporium Center
  • Legacy: The Quilts of
    Georgia Bailey
    • Closes Aug. 29

The Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Staff Influxion
    • Closes 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
    • Opened August 15 - October 18
    • Blain, Loggia, and Drown Galleries
  • Jerry Drown Turned Wood Collection
    • Wood Studio Gallery
    • Ongoing

Johnson City, TN
Slocumb Galleries ETSU
  • Frolic: Humor and Mischief in New Taiwanese Art
    • August 18 to September 5
* Art Museum Touring.com last Wednesday went over 1,ooo,ooo pages viewed since we first started in October of '07. Thanks for your support!

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 Touring.com
tom@artmuseumtouring.com

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