Art Museum
Press Release 8-27-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
New LA Museum Joined Our Site Today
Golding Hall
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art/University of New Orleans, is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world. Here you will find the story of the South—the old as well as the new, as told through its art, music and education programs.

Upcoming exhibitions: (Oct. 4 through December 2008)

  • Sally Mann: What Remains
  • Silver Bullets and Holy Water:
    Paintings by Margaret Evangeline
  • Lisa Silvestri
    The New Orleans Portrait Project: The Series

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
    • Opened August 23-October 19
  • Events

Louisville, KY

Louisville Visual Art Association

  • Launchings
    • Opened August 22 - October 4

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

  • Our Heroes: Firemen in a Ravaged World
    Photographs from the first days after Hurricane Katrina by Lauren Byrd

Asheville, NC

Asheville Art Museum

  • 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

Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville Museum of Art

  • Forsaken: Edifice and Landscape
    • Closes Sept. 7
  • Event

Wimington, NC

Cameron Art Museum

  • 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

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 - January 5, 2009
  • Around Tennessee, 1820-1920
    • Through September 7
  • A Genesis: Fifteen Poems and Etchings
    • Through November 30
  • The Prints of Andy Warhol
    (From A to B and Back Again)
    • Through September 7
Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Events: CMOM Family Nights
  • Curious George: Let's Get Curious
    • Through September 28
Pink Palace Museum
  • Treasure!
    • Closes September 7
    • Bodine Hall
  • In Spite of Race,
    The Robert R. Church Family of Memphis
    • Through October 26

Nashville, TN

Centennial Art Center

  • Exhibition features the works of Eric Botbyl (ceramics), Charlie Doggett (photography), and Jane Word (photography)
    • Closes August 29!!!!
Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
Tennessee State University
  • Faculty Biennial
      • Opened Aug 18-Sept 30
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
  • Nick Long
    • Opens September 6 - October 30
    • Event
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
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

Knoxville, TN
Blount Mansion
  • Dog Show by Sally Ham Govan
    • Closes August 31!!!!
Emporium Center
  • Legacy: The Quilts of
    Georgia Bailey
    • Closes Aug. 29!!!!
  • Works of Mänya Pirkle and Jonathan Pirkle
    • Opens September 5-26
  • Eclectia:
    Works by Charlie Daniel and Jon Gustin"
    • Opens September 5-26

Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
    • Opens September 6 - January 18, 2009

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
ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum
  • “The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind”
    • Closes Sept. 7
Slocumb Galleries ETSU
  • Frolic: Humor and Mischief in New Taiwanese Art
    • August 18 to September 5

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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