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Press Release 11-24-10: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders
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Sherrie's Art Blog

A Special Thanks to Museum Volunteers Everywhere!

Below is an example sent to us by Belle Meade Plantation of what it means to the success of a museum to have dedicated volunteers to help out staff expecially in times of crisis!

- Sherrie

Front Entrace Flood Damage
Monday, May 3, 2010
Front Entrace Flood Damage
Bridge after repair
Thursday, May 13
Bridge after repair

- From June 2, 2010 Belle Meade Plantation newsletter

On the Monday after the flood, it appeared that it would be weeks before Belle Meade Plantation could open. Thanks to the kindness of neighbors, Board Members and volunteers, the Plantation only closed for one day! Over a quarter mile of stone wall was washed over and damaged. Sunday afternoon, in knee deep water, repairs began on the walls and front entrance. Ten days later, one would be hard pressed to know what was restored and what was original.

Around 5 feet of water entered the basement of the Mansion when the electricity went out on Sunday, May 2. By Monday, all was drained and mold mitigation had begun. No lasting effects are apparent, and we feel that it was the prompt action that saved us from many headaches later. Staff stayed around the clock, literally, removing debris as well as artifacts out of harm's way and prevented a bad situation from becoming worse.

Thanks to all that helped in whatever fashion, and join us in the effort to get the word out that Nashville is open for business!


Great GS story sent to us by Gail Yook!

A Thanksgiving Story Told by Juliette Low (founder of GS USA)

One year for Thanksgiving, we raised a turkey and we all became very fond of
him—even called him "Old Tom." When the day came for Tom to become Thanksgiving dinner, I begged my papa for the turkey's life, and, if not, then at least for anesthesia.

So we got some chloroform, put poor Tom to sleep, plucked him, and put him in the
cold storage. We did not, however, cut off his head.

So the next morning when we went to get him for cooking, he was very much alive and very, very mad. He chased Mama and the cook round and round, until finally he was caught, and had to lose his head. It really was a Thanksgiving to remember!

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A special note of Thanksgiving to each of you--

Thank you for all you do in the name of Girl Scouting. You are an important role
model. Even small actions touch the lives of our girls, their families and other
adult Girl Scouts. Thank you for being there-- You are appreciated!

Gail Yook
Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place
Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians

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Openings, Closings, and Events
The newsletter is now divided into three pages:

California to Kentucky - page 1

Click here for page 2 - Alabama to North Carolina

Click here for page 3 - Pennsylvania to Wyoming


Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • Rebels With a Cause: American Impressionist Women
    • Nov. 21, 2010 – Feb. 6, 2011
  • Encounters: Mark Messersmith
    • Through Jan. 16, 2011
  • Turning Wood into Art, The Jane and Arthur Mason Collection
    • Closes Dec. 5
  • We Hate Jackson Pollock: Beyond Abstract
    • Through Feb. 27, 2011
  • Event (Opening of new wing!)

San Francisco, CA

The Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey
    • November 14, 2010 -
      March 13, 2011
  • Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker
    • October 29, 2010 - March 29, 2011
  • Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations
    • August 26, 2010 – March 22, 2011
  • StoryCorps StoryBooth
    • Ongoing
  • As It Is Written: Project 304,805
    (The Torah Project)
    • Through March 29, 2011
  • “Being Jewish”: A Bay Area Portrait
    • Ongoing
Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey

Stanford, CA

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

  • Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from 16th-Century Italy: Promised Gifts from the Kirk Edward Long Collection
    • November 3 – February 27, 2011
  • Vodoun/Vodounon: Portraits of Initiates
    • Oct. 13, 2010 – March 20, 2011
  • Longing for Sea Change: Odile and Odette
    • June 16 – January 9, 2011
  • Go Figure!
    • Sept. 1 - August 5, 2012
  • Collection Highlights from Europe 1500 - 1800, Ancient Greece and Rome
    • ongoing
  • Mami_wata1Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas
    • August 4, 2010 - January 2, 2011
  • Event

Torrance, CA

Torrance Art Museum

  • South Bay Focus
    • November 20 - December 17
  • Event

Irvine, CA

The Irvine Museum

  • All Things Bright & Beautiful
    • Nov. 10, 2010 - June 11, 2011
All Things Bright & Beautiful

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Art Museum

  • John Paul Jones
    • Oct.31, 2010 - Jan. 23, 2011
  • E. Roscoe Shrader
    • Oct.31, 2010 - Jan. 23, 2011
  • Sean Duffy: Searcher
    • Oct.31, 2010 - Jan. 23, 2011
  • Masterstrokes: Selections from Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Members
    • Oct.31, 2010 - Jan. 23, 2011
  • Events
John Paul Jones

New London, CT

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

  • American Stories
    • Ongoing
  • Members Collect:  The Thrill of the Chase
    • Opens Oct. 17, 2010 -March 20, 2011
  • Event
Members Collect:  The Thrill of the Chase

Washington, D.C.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

  • A Photographic Journey of the Ambassador’s Daughter: Moscow, 1937-38
    • Oct. 21, 2010 - May 29, 2011
  • Events
A Photographic Journey of the Ambassador’s Daughter: Moscow, 1937-38

Daytona Beach, FL

The Southeast Museum of Photography

  • Spirit: From the Infinity Series
    • Nov. 20, 2010- Feb. 6, 2011
  • Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor
    • Nov. 20, 2010- Feb. 6, 2011
  • I still do – Judith fox
    • Through Dec. 16
  • Photographs - Elaine ling
    • Through Dec. 16
  • Events
Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor

Winter Park , FL

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

  • MASTER/Plan: Visionary Architects and Their Utopian Worlds
    • Sept. 11 - Dec. 23
  • Robert Motherwell and Jasper Johns: Poetic Works as Metaphor
    • Sept. 11 - Dec. 23
  • REMIX: Old and New Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection
    • Sept. 11 - Dec. 23
  • Event
JASPER JOHNS, Hatching Pattern, 1976, aquatint and drypoint

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • Artist Nick Cave’s Soundsuits
    • Oct. 9, 2010 – Jan. 9, 2011
  • On the Silk Road and High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce
    • Closes November 28!!!!
  • Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait from the National Gallery of Art
    • Sept. 4, 2010 - Feb. 8, 2011
  • John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist
    • October 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011
  • Event
On the Silk Road and High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce

Miami, FL

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University

  • Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction
    • Oct. 13, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011
  • Florida Artists Series: Selections from Anomie 1492-2006: Arnold Mesches
    • Oct. 13 - Dec. 5
  • Sequentia: Xavier Cortada
    • Oct. 13, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011
  • La Habana Moderna
    • In The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum
    • Oct. 13, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011
  • Event
Sequentia: Xavier Cortada

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

  • Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection
    • Ongoing
  • Advertising for Health
    • Ongoing
  • Speed Limits
    • September 17 -
  • Event
Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Wondrous Transformations: Photographs by Michael A. Smith
    • Through Jan. 16, 2011
  • Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an
    • Closes December 5
  • Events
Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an

Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Introducing America to Americans: FSA Photography
    • Nov. 20, 2010–Jan. 30, 2011
  • Helen M. Turner: The Woman's Point of View
    • Oct. 9, 2010 – Jan. 16, 2011
  • Events
Introducing America to Americans: FSA Photography

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Museum of Art

  • Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
    • Nov. 7, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
  • Framed
    • November 5, 2010-March 6, 2011
  • Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
    • Nov. 7, 2010-Jan. 30, 2011
  • Andy Warhol Enterprises
    • Oct. 10, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011
  • Ball-Nogues Studio: Gravity's Loom
    • Sept. 3, 2010 - March 6, 2011
  • Drawings to Prints
    • July 3, 2010 - January 2, 2011
  • Body Unbound: Contemporary Couture from the IMA's Collection
    • April 10, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
  • Shots in the Dark: Photos by Weegee the Famous
    • April 17, 2010-January 23, 2011
  • Events
Body Unbound: Contemporary Couture from the IMA's Collection

Logan, KS

The Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum

  • Golden Age of Jazz
    • Nov. 12 - December 12
Uncommon Threads : Stitched Artwork by Margaret Cusack

Wichita, KS

Wichita Art Museum

  • British Watercolors: Featuring Gifts of Virginia & George Ablah And The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum
    • Through Jan. 30, 2011
  • Bernard Chaet: Paintings From the 1960's Through the Present
    • Oct. 10, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011
  • Community Favorites
    • Closes Nov. 30!!!!
Community Favorites

Paducah, KY

The National Quilt Museum

  • Contemporary Broderie Perse
    • November 19, 2010 -
      February 15, 2011
  • The Machine Age of Quilting: Treadle to Computer
    • Closes Dec. 6
  • Event
19th Century Vibrations: Color Resonance in Antique Quilts 1860-1940

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • PLANES, TRAINS AND SUPERHEROES
    • Oct. 23 - Dec. 31
  • Rooted in Place
    • Oct. 23 - Dec. 31
  • Healing Creatively
    Art Therapy Experiences from Kosair Children’s Hospital
    • Closes Dec. 3
  • Events
The Speed Art Museum
  • Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000
    • Through April 3, 2011
  • European and American Art, 1800-1960
    • Extended
  • Pursuing the Masterpiece: Five Recent Acquisitions
    • Sept. 12 – Dec. 31
  • Events

Pursuing the Masterpiece: Five Recent Acquisitions


Lexington, KY

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky

  • The 2010-11 Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Kael Alford
    • November 20, 2010 -
      January 16, 2011
  • Event
The 2010-11 Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao

Click here for page 3 - Pennsylvania to Wyoming

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