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Press Release 9-24-08: Openings, Closings, and Events
New Museum Joins Art Museum Touring.com

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University
Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.

Current Exhibition
  • A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43
    • Through January 19, 2009
Miner Joe

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

Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • Encounters: Shane Fero
    • Closes September 28!!!!
  • Looking at the Collection: Buccellati Highlights
    • through February 1, 2009
  • Looking at the Collection:
    Whimsy in 3-D
    • through May 31, 2009

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia College & State University Museum

  • Visions and Voices, works by Kristin Cassaletto
    • Opened September 18 –
      December 5
  • Solo Exhibition featuring the works of Frances de La Rosa
Kristin Cassaletto

Augusta , GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf
    • Closes September 28!!!!
  • Landscape of Slavery:
    The Plantation in American Art
    • Through October 19
  • Events
Icarus

Paducah, KY

National Quilt Museum

  • On a Grand Scale: Quilts by Inge Mardal/Steen Hougs & Eleanor McCain
    • Through November 5
  • 9th Quilt Japan
    • Through October 7
  • Events: Workshops
    Quilt

    Louisville, KY

    Louisville Visual Art Association

    • Launchings
      • Through October 4
    Schmitz
    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
    • 2008 Images and Ideas: The Photographic Art of Julius Friedman
      • Through October 11
    • Whackers and Hackers: Artist Made Golf Clubs
      • Through October 18
    • Kentucky Collectors Series 2: Shelly Zegart: Passionate About Quilts
      • Through October 26
    • American Tapestry Alliance:
      Biennial 7
      • Through January 3, 2009

    Lexington, KY

    The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky

    • Master Works by Kentucky Painters: 1819-1935
      • Through November 30
    Kentucky Painters

    New Orleans, LA

    Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    • Fundamental Abstraction:
      Paintings by Tom Young
      Southeast College Art Conference Exhibition
      • Closes Sept. 28!!!!
    • Sally Mann: What Remains
      • Opens Oct. 4
    • Silver Bullets and Holy Water: Paintings by Margaret Evangeline
      • Opens Oct. 4
    • Lisa Silvestri “The New Orleans Portrait Project: The Series”
      • Opens Oct. 4
    Tom Young

    Biloxi, MS

    Ohr-O'Keefe Art Museum

    • George Ohr’s National Challenge: The Juried Exhibition
      • Opened Sept. 19 - Nov. 7
    Erosion

    Asheville, NC

    Asheville Art Museum

    • Life’s Rich Pageant: A Centennial Celebration of The Eight
      • September 12, 2008 -
        January 4, 2009
      • Holden Community Gallery
    • Ash Cans, Factories and Trains: Students and Followers of The Eight
      • Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 -
        Sunday, January 11, 2009
    • Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way: A Retrospective of Paintings by John Baeder
      • Through Sunday, October 26
      • Appleby Foundation Gallery
    • Expectant Gaze
      • Through 2008
      • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Events
    Diner

    Fayetteville, NC

    Fayetteville Museum of Art

    • Sense of Place,
      • September 13 - November 2
    • Japanese artist Etsuko Komori
      • September 26 – November 16
    • Events
    Komori

    Wimington, NC

    Cameron Art Museum

    • ROBERT DELFORD BROWN: Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics
      • Closes 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
      • Opened September 5 –
        November 30

    Charleston, SC

    Gibbes Museum of Art

    • The Charleston Story
      • Ongoing
    • Grass Roots:
      African Origins of an American Art
      • Through November 30
    basket

    Memphis, TN:

    Children's Museum of Memphis

    • Curious George: Let’s Get Curious
      • Closes Sept. 28!!!!
    • Event
      • Emergency Preparedness Day
    • Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

    Pink Palace Museum

    • On Track in Memphis
      • Opens Oct. 4
    • In Spite of Race,
      The Robert R. Church Family of Memphis
      • Closes October 26
    Curious George

    Clarksville, TN

    Customs House Museum

    • Civil War: Hoofbeats in the Heartland
      • Closes Sept. 28!!!! (was extended)
    • Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis
      • Through October 31

    Nashville, TN

    Centennial Art Center

    • Wear Art: TN Textiles, V. 2008
      • Closes September 26!!!!
      • Event
    Cheekwoood Botanical Garden &
    Museum of Art
    • Song Archive Project
      • Closes Sept. 28!!!!
    • Artists' Books From Post War to Present
      • Closes Sept. 28!!!!
    • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
      • Through January 4, 2009
    • The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation
      Collection of Faberge
      • Ongoing
    • Artists Collect: The Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong Private Collection
      • October 11, 2008 - January 4, 2009
    Frist Center for the Visual Arts
    • Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
      • Sept. 12, 2008 – Jan. 4, 2009
      • Upper-Level Galleries
    • The Best of Photography and Film from George Eastman House Collection
      • Oct. 10, 2008– Jan. 25, 2009
    • The Photographs of Lalla Essaydi
      • Oct. 10, 2008– Jan. 25, 2009

    Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
    Tennessee State University
    • Faculty Biennial
      • Closes Sept 30!!!!
      • Event
    Tennessee Art League
    • Nick Long
      • Through October 30

    Tennessee State Museum

    • Akira Blount’s Enchanted Dolls
      • September 26 - November 30
    • The River Inside
      • Opens October 3rd
    • Events
    The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
    • Line Up, Strip Down, Fade Out Polaroid Photographs and Videos by Andy Warhol, Grant Worth
      • Opened August 28 - Oct. 10
    Bianca Jagger

    Sewanee, TN

    University Art Gallery Sewanee:
    The University of the South

    • Greg Pond: Userland[s]
      • Through October 15
      • Event

    Chattanooga, TN

    Hunter Museum of American Art

    • William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal
      • Closes September 28!!!!
    • Object Project
      • Opens October 12, 2008 -
        January 11, 2009

    Knoxville, TN
    Blount Mansion
    • “Watercolors of Tennessee” - An Art Exhibition by the Knoxville Watercolor Society. 200 W. Hill Ave.
      • Closes September 29!!!!
      • Blount Mansion Visitors Center
    • 3Artists-3Dimensions featuring works by Donna Conliff, Jessica VanNeste and Gay Bryant
    Emporium Center
    • Works of Mänya Pirkle and Jonathan Pirkle
      • Closes September 26
    • Eclectia:
      Works by Charlie Daniel and Jon Gustin"
      • Closes 26
    • Wonder and Whimsy: Works of JoAnn Parsley and Olga Rader
      • Opens October 3-31
      • event

    Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture
    • New York Rises
      • Closes October 1!!!!
    Delancy
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
      • Ongoing exhibition
    • Latino Arts Exhibition
      • Community Gallery
      • Through Oct. 16
    • Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art
      • October 4, 2008- January 18, 2009

    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.

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    Art Museum Touring.com
    tom@artmuseumtouring.com

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