Art Museum
Press Release 8-6-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
New Museum Joined Our Site
This Week!
Gibbes Museum
Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston, SC

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858 (celebrating 150 years in 2008), the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives. As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • The Charleston Story
    • Ongoing
  • Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
    • Opens August 29 - November 30

Thomas Middleton

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 & Elementary Teachers ' Night Out
  • 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"
Belle Meade
Centennial Art Center
  • Upcoming exhibition features the works of Eric Botbyl (ceramics), Charlie Doggett (photography), and Jane Word (photography)
    • Aug. 8 - 29
    • Event: Artists' opening
Botbyl Pottery
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 11
The Parthenon
  • Curtain: installation by Erika Johnson
    • Closes August 9!!!!
  • The natural Preservation of Form: sculpture by
    Kath Girdler Engler
    • Opens August 15
Kath Girdler Engler sculpture
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
  • Stirring Up the Past: Revolutions in Tennessee Cooking
    • Closes August 8!!!!!
  • “Remember the Ladies!” -Women Struggle for an Equal Voice
    • Opens Aug. 11 -
      Jan. 30, 2009
  • Collection Highlights from the Tennessee State Library and Archives
    • Ongoing at Bicentennial Mall
Stirring Up the Past
Suffragettes march
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
  • Collection III
    • Closes Aug. 15

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

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

Yeiser Art Center

  • PostSecret
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

Louisville Visual Art Association

  • At the River's Edge by River City Fiber Artists
    • Closes August 9!!!!
  • Event
    • Food for Thought "Drawings from the Snoozery"
    • August 12
"River's Edge"
"Kindly Captor"

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 Aug. 14
  • Events
Frances de La Rosa
Augusta , GA
Morris Museum of Art
  • Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf
    • Opened July 26
  • Events

Savannah, GA

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Carolina Collects
    • Closes Aug. 17
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art
  • The Baroque World of
    Fernando Botero
    • Through September 21
  • Events
Carris Pottery section of Art Museum
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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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