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Press Release 12-2-09: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders
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Openings, Closings, and Events
See Exhibitions page to see a sample photos of current and upcoming shows.

Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection
    • Nov. 22, 2009 - Jan. 31, 2010
    • Events
Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection

Irvine, CA

The Irvine Museum

  • Selections From The Irvine Museum, 2009
    • Through February 13, 2010
Selections From The Irvine Museum, 2009

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Art Museum

  • Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum
    • Nov. 19, 2009 - Feb. 25, 2010
  • Jeremy Fish: Weathering the Storm
    • Nov. 19, 2009 - Feb. 25, 2010
  • Event
Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum

Daytona Beach, FL

The Southeast Museum of Photography

  • ReCollections: Early Collection Highlights
    • October 3 - December 16
  • Journal by Annabel Clark
    • October 3 - December 16
  • Anthology RECENT WORKS – ACQUISITIONS
    • September 12 - February 12, 2010
  • Events
Journal by Annabel Clark

Winter Park, FL

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

  • Andy Warhol: Personalities
    • Through Jan. 3
  • André Kertész: On Reading
    • Through Jan. 3
  • Events
André Kertész: On Reading

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • George Segal: Street Scenes
    • Closes December 6!!!!
  • New York, New York: The 20th Century
    • October 3 –December 27, 2009
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes
    • Nov. 7, 2009 - Jan. 17, 2010
  • Events
George Segal: Street Scenes

Miami, FL

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University

  • The Missing Peace: Artists Consider The Dalai Lama
    • October 9, 2009 -
      January 10, 2010
  • En Vista
    • Closes December 7!!!!
  • l a c u n a i n t e s t i m o n y
    • October 9, 2009 -
      January 10, 2010
  • Events
En Vista
Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

  • Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection
    • Ongoing
  • TRAFFIC!
    • lobby
    • Through January 24, 2010
  • Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design, 1908-1948
    • October 16, 2009 through
      March 14, 2010
  • Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939
    • Nov. 20, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2010
  • New Voices. New Works
    • Site-specific pieces inspired by The Wolfsonian, curated by designer Todd Oldham for Art Basel Miami Beach
  • Events
New Voices. New Works

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish
    • October 17, 2009 to
      January 24, 2010
  • Old Master Highlights of the Works on Paper Collection
    • Closes December 6!!!!
  • Events
Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish

Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan
    • Nov. 21, 2009 - Jan. 31, 2010
Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Museum of Art

  • Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World
    • Through Jan. 3
  • Fashion in Bloom
    • Through Jan. 31, 2010
  • Judith G. Levy: Memory Cloud
    • Through Jan. 24, 2010
  • Paired Photographs
    • Through March 21, 2010
  • Events
Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World

Paducah, KY

The National Quilt Museum

  • World War II Quilts Exhibited at The National Quilt Museum
  • Closes December 15
World War II Quilts Exhibited at The National Quilt Museum

The Yeiser Art Center

  • Enduring Transience, a two person exhibition, features digital photographs by Alison Hahn and ceramic vessels by John Hasegawa
    • November 14 – December 19
Enduring Transience, a two person exhibition, features digital photographs by Alison Hahn and ceramic vessels by John Hasegawa

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • Water Quilts: From the Collection of John Walsh III
    • October 17th - December 19
  • Holidazzle 2009
    • October 17 – December 31
  • Holidazzle Clay
    • October 17 – December 31
  • Events
Holidazzle 2009
Louisville Visual Art Association Water Tower at Dusk
The Speed Art Museum
  • Painting in Europe, 1600-1800
    • October 25, 2009 -
      January 24, 2010
  • European and American Art, 1800-1960
    • Opened October 11
  • Hattie Bishop Speed: A New Museum for Louisville
    • September 1, 2009 to
      March 14, 2010
  • A Book of Prayers: The Medieval Bestseller
    • October 11, 2009 to
      February 14, 2010
  • English Silver from the Age of Matthew Boulton
    The James C. Codell, Jr. Collection
    • Extended to January 3, 2010
  • African Art at the Speed
    • Extended through January 4, 2010
  • Events
Painting in Europe, 1600-1800

Lexington, KY

The Art Museum at the
University of Kentucky

  • Exploring the American West
    • October 11-December 20
  • Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Mike Smith Exhibition
    • Closes December 13
Exploring the American West

Paris, KY

Hopewell Museum

  • Creative Harvest Art Exhibit
    • Through December 19
  • Event
Creative Harvest Art Exhibit

Baton Rouge, KY

Hill Memorial Library LSU Libraries' Special Collections

  • Two Gentlemen from Louisiana:
    The Congressional Papers of Senators John B. Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston, Jr.
    • Through Jan. 30, 2010
Two Gentlemen from Louisiana:

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Skylar Fein: Youth Manifesto
    • Sept. 12th 2009 - Jan. 3rd 2010
  • Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from the Walt Disney Studio
    • Opened November 15
  • William Woodward, 1859-1939: American Impressionist in New Orleans
    • Through Feb. 28, 2010
  • Käthe Kollwitz: Graphics from the Jean Stein Collection
    • November 15-March 14, 2010
  • Events
William Woodward, 1859-1939: American Impressionist in New Orleans
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Bo Bartlett: Paintings 1984-2000
    • Through Jan. 3, 2010
  • Storming the Ramparts: Objects of Evidence
    • Through Jan. 3, 2010
  • Walter Inglis Anderson: Watercolors from the Collection of Wesley and Norman Galen
    • Ongoing
  • Stanley Staniski: On the Road with Benny Andrews
    • Through Jan. 3, 2010
  • Events
Stanley Staniski: On the Road with Benny Andrews

Baltimore, MD

Contemporary Museum

  • FAX
    • Closes December 20
  • Event
FAX

The Walters Art Museum

  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece
    • Sept. 12 - Dec. 20
  • Art on Purpose: Heroes in Our Midst
    • Sept. 16, 2009 – Jan. 3, 2010
  • The Christmas Story: Picturing the Birth of Christ in Medieval Manuscripts
    • Dec. 3, 2009 – Feb. 28, 2010
  • Events
The Christmas Story: Picturing the Birth of Christ in Medieval Manuscripts

Lowell, MA
  • Masters: 40 Contemporary Master Quilters
    • Nov. 19, 2009 - Feb. 25, 2010
  • Event
Masters: 40 Contemporary Master Quilters

Grand Rapids, MI

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

  • Lynn Chadwick: In Contact
    Sculpture from the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College
    • Oct. 9, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010
  • Henry Moore: Master Printmaker
    • Oct. 9, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010
  • Events
Henry Moore: Master Printmaker

Columbia, MO

Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Missouri

  • The Sacred Feminine: Prehistory to Postmodernity
    • August 29 - December 24
  • Ancient Glass from the Permanent Collection
    • Ongoing from August 2007
  • The Fine Art of Living: Luxury Objects from the East and West
    • Ongoing from May 29, 2008
  • Faces of Warhol: Constructing Gender
    • Through February 7, 2010
  • The European and American Galleries
    • Ongoing
  • Treasures from Antiquity: The Weinberg Gallery of Ancient Art
    • Ongoing
  • Events
The Sacred Feminine: Prehistory to Postmodernity

Santa Fe, NM

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

  • A River Apart
    • Through Jun 6, 2010
  • Native American Picture Books of Change
    • Through Jan 2, 2010
  • Native Couture II: Innovation and Style
    • Aug 30, 2009 through Feb 10, 2010
  • The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
    • Ongoing
  • Here, Now and Always
    • Ongoing
  • Events
A River Apart
Museum of International Folk Art
  • Dancing Shadows, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia
    • in the Bartlett Wing
    • Through March 14, 2010
  • Nuevo México: El Corazon de La Cultura
    in Lloyd's Treasure Chest
    • Through December 31, 2009
  • Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
    • Ongoing
  • A Century of Masters:The NEA National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico
    • Sept. 27, 2009 - Jan 16, 2011
  • Events
A Century of Masters:The NEA National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum
  • Segesser Hide Paintings
    • Ongoing
  • Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción
    • Ongoing
  • Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time
    • Nov 20, 2009 through
      Nov 20, 2010
  • Telling New Mexico
    • Ongoing
  • Fashioning New Mexico
    • Through Apr 14, 2010
  • Events
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción
New Mexico Museum of Art
  • O’Keeffe and Baumann
    • Ongoing
  • How The West is One: The Art of New Mexico
    • Ongoing
  • The Surreal Life: Gerry Snyder and Marco Rosichelli
    • Sep 25, 2009 - Jan 31, 2010
  • Landscape Reconsidered
    • Oct 9, 2009 - Jan 10, 2010
  • Event
Landscape Reconsidered

Highlands, NC

The Bascom

  • American Art Today, Juried Works
    • October 24–December 18
  • The Shopping Bag: Exemplary Art and Design
    • November 14 – December18
  • Events
The Shopping Bag: Exemplary Art and Design

Asheville, NC

Asheville Art Museum

  • Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed
    • Closes December 6!!!!
  • Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space
    • Sept. 19, 2009 - Feb. 7, 2010
  • Looking Forward: Celebrating New Art and New Directions for the Permanent Collection
    • Through Feb. 10, 2010
  • Looking Back: Celebrating 60 Years of Collecting at the Asheville Art Museum
    • Ongoing
  • Events
Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed

Durham, NC

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • Picasso and the Allure of Language
    • August 20 - Jan. 3, 2010.
  • Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids
    • Nov. 12, 2009 - Feb. 21, 2010
  • The Past is Present: Classical Antiquities at the Nasher Museum
    • Ongoing
  • Events
Picasso and the Allure of Language
Raleigh, NC

Gregg Museum of Art & Design North Carolina State University

  • Hang it Up!
    • Through December 19
  • Recent Gifts of Native American Art from the Collection of Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg
    • Through December 19
Recent Gifts of Native American Art from the Collection of Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg

Wilmington, NC

The Cameron Art Museum

  • Toying with Art
    • Nov. 13, 2009- March 28, 2010
  • GWATHMEY SIEGEL: Inspiration and Transformation
    • June 22 - Jan.10, 2010
  • KALEIDOSCOPE: Changing Views of the Permanent Collection
    • May 15, 2009- May 9, 2010
Toying with Art

Columbia, SC

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Ansel Adams: Masterworks
    • Oct. 23, 2009 ­ Jan. 17, 2010
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
    • Oct.23, 2009 – Jan. 17, 2010
  • Larry Clark: Tulsa
    • The Mamie & William Andrew Treadway, Jr. Gallery 15.
    • Oct. 14, 2009 - Feb. 7, 2010
    • Events
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States

Charleston, SC

Gibbes Museum of Art

  • Brian Rutenberg: Tidesong
    • Oct. 23, 2009 - Jan. 10, 2010
  • The Charleston Story
    • Ongoing
  • Events

Memphis, TN

Memphis Brooks Art Museum*

  • Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce
    • October 2 – January 10, 2010
  • From the School of Myatt
    • Closes Dec. 6
  • Events

* Brooks is now closed Mondays AND Tuesdays

From the School of Myatt
The Pink Palace Museum
  • Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees
    • Nov. 21 - Dec. 31, 2009

Enchanted Forest

Nashville, TN

Centennial Art Center

  • Holiday Season Art Exhibition & Sale A Benefit for Arts in the Parks
    • Works by Staff and Students of Metro Parks’ Centennial Art Center
    • Closes December 18
Holiday Season Art Exhibition & Sale
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • The City in Twilight: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris 1924–1939
    • Ingram Gallery
  • Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • Oct. 2, 2009– Jan. 31, 2010
  • Oliver Herring: Sculpture and Video
    Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
    • Oct. 2, 2009– Jan. 31, 2010
  • Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song
    • Oct. 2, 2009– Jan. 31, 2010
  • Events
Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery
  • Senior Project Exhibition
    • December 3, 2009 -
  • Event
The Parthenon
  • The Fiery Gizzard Series: Paintings by Susan Goshgarian McGrew
    • Opens October 31, 2009-
      February 20, 2010
  • What lies beneath?
    Paintings by John Kingerlee
    • Nov.14, 2009 - Feb. 6, 2010
  • Event
The Fiery Gizzard Series: Paintings by Susan Goshgarian McGrew
Tennessee Art League
  • Women
    A two person exhibit of photographic works by Clarkesville artists Malcolm Glass and Mitzi Cross
    • Extended through Dec. 30
  • Carol Wiel’s exhibit of acrylic works
    Ethel Smith Gallery
    • Through Dec. 30
  • The Underground 9, present their themed exhibit, “Sanctuary”
    • Through Dec. 30
  • Work by Studio A Artists
    2nd Floor Gallery
    • Through Dec. 30
  • Event

Carol Wiel’s exhibit of acrylic works


Sewanee, TN

University Art Gallery Sewanee:
The University of the South

  • North Korean Images at Utopia's Edge
    • Opens December 4, 2009 – February 14, 2010
    • Event
North Korean Images at Utopia's Edge

Chattanooga, TN

Creative Discovery Museum

Creative Discovery Museum

Hunter Museum of American Art

  • The Kennedys | Portrait of a Family Photographs by Richard Avedon
    • Nov. 22, 2009 - Jan.24, 2010
  • Twenty Original American Etchings
    • Sep 21st (2009) - Jan 1st, 2010
  • Jellies: Living Art
    • Ongoing
  • Events
The Kennedys | Portrait of a Family Photographs by Richard Avedon

Rugby, TN

Historic Rugby

Historic Rugby

Oak Ridge, TN

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge - Gala

Norris, TN Twelve Days of Christmas in Old Appalachia

Knoxville, TN

The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture

5th Annual Emporium Holiday Extravaganza
The Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • MY PARADISE: 100 YEARS OF FINNISH ARCHITECTS' SUMMER HOMES
    • Nov. 16 - Dec. 12, 2009
MY PARADISE: 100 YEARS OF FINNISH ARCHITECTS' SUMMER HOMES
Girl Scout Museum
  • Girl Scouts Make New Friends in the Southern Appalachian Area
    • Oct. 1 - December
Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception
    • Through January 24, 2010
  • Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee
    • Ongoing
    • See Newly Acquired Rare Ansel Adams photograph of Smoky Mountains
      • ***The KMA is seeking prints of Adams’ other three published images of the Smoky Mountains
  • Fourth Annual Student Art Exhibition
    • Opens Nov.27, 2009 –
      Jan. 3, 2010
Fourth Annual Student Art Exhibition

Johnson City, TN

Slocumb Galleries ETSU

  • Constructing Image: Insights to the Andy Warhol Photographs
    • Through Jan. 7, 2010
Constructing Image: Insights to the Andy Warhol Photographs

Museum of the Southwest
  • Christmas at the Mansion
    • Thanksgiving - Dec. 30
  • Tonight the West is Sleeping
    • Through December 30th
Tonight the West is Sleeping

Fort Worth, TX

Kimbell Art Museum

  • From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern
  • European Art
    • South Gallery
    • Current
  • Asian Art
    • North Gallery
    • Current
  • Pre-Columbian and African Art
    • East Gallery
  • Michelangelo’s First Painting: The Torment of Saint Anthony
    • On View beginning Sept. 26
  • Events
From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern

Dallas, TX

Dallas Museum of Art

  • All the World’s a Stage: Celebrating Performance in the Visual Arts
    • August 30 -
  • Performance/Art
    • October 8 -
  • THE ARTISTIC FURNITURE OF CHARLES ROHLFS
    • September 20, 2009—
      January 13, 2010
  • Materials & Meanings
    • Through Summer 2010
    • Center for Creative Connections
  • Events
All the World’s a Stage: Celebrating Performance in the Visual Arts
Meadows Museum SMU
  • Face and Form: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture in the Meadows Collection
    • ongoing beginning October 7, 2009. (today!!)
  • There Was A Forest – Jewish Life in Eastern Europe Today
    • Through Nov. 15
    • Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library – Owen Arts Center
  • Events
Face and Form: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture in the Meadows Collection
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