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Press Release 12-23-09: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders
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There are now museums from twenty-one states on our site!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

WI & MI Museums Join!
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wausau, WI

Mission Statement
The mission of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is to enhance lives through art. Therefore, the Museum will continually strive for excellence in providing audiences with quality art experiences through permanent collections, changing exhibitions, and education programs.

Exhibitions:
  • In Search of Norman Rockwell’s America
    • Through January 24, 2010
    • Did Norman Rockwell paint an idealized version of America, or was he painting what he really saw? With camera in hand, award-winning photojournalist Kevin Rivoli went in search of real “Rockwell moments.” Thirty-five of his slice-of-life images will hang side-by-side thirty-five similarly evocative Rockwell paintings, drawings, and artist’s prints. Find Norman Rockwell’s America this winter in the heart of Wisconsin.
In Search of Norman Rockwell’s America

In Search of Norman Rockwell’s America

Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon, MI

Mission & Vision Statement
The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.

Exhibitions:
  • Edward Curtis: Selections from The North American Indian portfolio
    • Nov. 5, 2009 – Jan. 10 &
      Jan. 14 – April 10, 2010
  • BIRDS IN ART
    • Through February 14, 2010
  • PATTERNS OF FLIGHT: THE ART OF CATHERINE McCLUNG
    • Through Feb. 7, 2010
  • Jan. Events

Edward Curtis: Selections from The North American Indian portfolio

BIRDS IN ART
PATTERNS OF FLIGHT: THE ART OF CATHERINE McCLUNG
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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
  • Reflections of Reality:
    Great American Paintings from the Collection of Peter and Betsy Lowe
    • Dec. 13, 2009 - Feb. 21, 2010
  • Events
Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • New York, New York: The 20th Century
    • Closes December 27, 2009!!!!
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes
    • Nov. 7, 2009 - Jan. 17, 2010
  • Events
New York, New York: The 20th Century

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
  • l a c u n a i n t e s t i m o n y
    • October 9, 2009 -
      January 10, 2010
  • Event

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 Jan. 3, 2010
  • Events
Old Master Highlights of the Works on Paper Collection

Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan
    • Nov. 21, 2009 - Jan. 31, 2010
  • Deep Sea: Drawings by William O. Golding
    • Dec. 12, 2009 - March 14, 2010
Deep Sea: Drawings by William O. Golding

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Museum of Art

  • Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World
    • Closes 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

  • Quilts with a Kick.
    • Through Feb. 2, 2010
  • A Family of Quilts
    • Dec. 18, 2009 – Mar. 16, 2010
Quilts with a Kick.

Owensboro, KY
  • HOLIDAZE
    • Closes Dec. 31

HOLIDAZE

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • Holidazzle 2009
    • October 17 – December 31
  • Holidazzle Clay
    • October 17 – December 31
  • Events
Holidazzle 2009
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
    • Closes January 3, 2010
  • African Art at the Speed
    • Closes January 4, 2010
  • Events
English Silver from the Age of Matthew Boulton

New Orleans, LA

Newcomb Art Gallery,Tulane University

  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
    • Closes TODAY December 23!!!!
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Skylar Fein: Youth Manifesto
    • Closes 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
Skylar Fein: Youth Manifesto
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Bo Bartlett: Paintings 1984-2000
    • Closes Jan. 3, 2010
  • Storming the Ramparts: Objects of Evidence
    • Closes 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
Bo Bartlett: Paintings 1984-2000

Baltimore, MD

The Walters Art Museum

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

Salem, MA

Peabody Essex Museum

  • Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent
    Iris Apfel
    • Through Feb. 7, 2010
  • Valérie Belin: Made Up
    • Through Feb. 7, 2010
  • Trash Menagerie
    • Through June 1, 2010
  • ReVisions, Indian Artists Engaging Traditions
    • Through Mar. 28, 2010
Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel

Grand Rapids, MI

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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

Columbia, MO

Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Missouri

  • The Sacred Feminine: Prehistory to Postmodernity
    • Closes Thursday 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
    • Closes 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
Native American Picture Books of Change
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
  • Material World: Textiles and Dress from the Collection
    • Dec. 20, 2009 - May 23, 2011
 Material World: Textiles and Dress from the Collection
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
    • Closes Jan 10, 2010
  • Event
Landscape Reconsidered

Katonah, NY

The Katonah Museum of Art

  • Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era
    • Through Jan. 24, 2010
  • Brian Selznick’s Walt Whitman: Words for America
    • Through Jan. 24, 2010
  • Steve Tobin: Katonah Steelroots
    • Through Sep. 19, 2010
  • Hudson River Triology: Alison Moritsugu
    • Through Jan. 24, 2010
  • Chakaia Booker
    • Through March 1, 2010
  • Events

Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

  • Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool
    • Closes January 3, 2010
  • Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious
    • January 29 - April 11, 2010
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

Asheville, NC

Asheville Art Museum

  • Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space
    • Sept. 19, 2009 - Feb. 7, 2010
  • Lorna Blaine Halper: The Space Between
    • Dec. 12, 2009 - May 9, 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
Lorna Blaine Halper: The Space Between

Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville Museum of Art

  • Historic Hairdressers
    • Closes Jan.10, 2010
Historic Hairdressers

Durham, NC

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • Picasso and the Allure of Language
    • Closes 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

Wilmington, NC

The Cameron Art Museum

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

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
    • Closes Jan. 10, 2010
  • The Charleston Story
    • Ongoing

Brookings, SD

South Dakota Art Museum

  • Don’t Fence Me In (Quilted Wall Hangings)
    • Closes January 3, 2010
  • The Collector’s Eye: Amish Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center
    • September 4, 2009 – April 1, 2010
  • Oscar Howe Exhibit
    • September 11, 2009 – April 1, 2010
  • Harvey Dunn: Select Works
    • August 23, 2009 – November 1, 2010
  • Events
Don’t Fence Me In (Quilted Wall Hangings)

Memphis, TN

Memphis Brooks Art Museum*

  • Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce
    • Closes January 10, 2010
  • Events

* Brooks is now closed Mondays AND Tuesdays

Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce
Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Building Brainstorm
    • Closes Jan. 10, 2010
Building Brainstorm
The Pink Palace Museum
  • Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees
    • Closes Dec. 31
Enchanted Forest

Nashville, TN

Cheekwoood Botanical Garden &
Museum of Art

  • From Washington to Warhol:
    Americana Redefined
    • Closes Jan. 3, 2010
  • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
    • Closes Jan. 3, 2010
  • Temporary Contemporary – Nashville Memoir: Photographs by Greg Miller
    • Through Feb. 22, 2010
  • New Directions: Video Artists Explore the South
    • Through Feb. 22, 2010
  • The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection of Faberge
    • Ongoing
From Washington to Warhol:
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
Oliver Herring: Sculpture and Video
Tennessee Art League
  • Women
    A two person exhibit of photographic works by Clarkesville artists Malcolm Glass and Mitzi Cross
    • Closes Dec. 30!!!!
  • Carol Wiel’s exhibit of acrylic works
    Ethel Smith Gallery
    • Closes Dec. 30!!!!
  • The Underground 9, present their themed exhibit, “Sanctuary”
    • Closes Dec. 30!!!!
  • Work by Studio A Artists
    2nd Floor Gallery
    • Closes Dec. 30!!!!

A two person exhibit of photographic works by Clarkesville artists Malcolm Glass and Mitzi Cross

Tennessee State Library and Archives
  • Tennessee Myths and Legends
    • Through April 29, 2010
Tennessee Myths and Legends
Tennessee State Museum
  • Renaissance Jack: The Work of Jack Stoddart – Hippies, Hill People & Other Southern Marvels
    • Closes Jan, 3, 2010
Renaissance Jack: The Work of Jack Stoddart – Hippies, Hill People & Other Southern Marvels

Sewanee, TN

University Art Gallery Sewanee:
The University of the South

  • North Korean Images at Utopia's Edge
    • Dec. 4, 2009 – Feb. 14, 2010
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
    • Closes Jan 1st, 2010
  • Jellies: Living Art
    • Ongoing
  • Events
Twenty Original American Etchings

Knoxville, TN

The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture

  • Here & Now
    • in The Balcony
    • Closes Today Dec. 23!!!!
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
    • Closes Jan, 3, 2010
Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception
Frank H. McClung Museum,
University of Tennessee
  • Discovering American Indian Art
    • Through January 10, 2010

Gatlinburg, TN 

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

  • Women in Wood
    • Closes January 2, 2010
Women in Wood

Johnson City, TN

Slocumb Galleries ETSU

  • Constructing Image: Insights to the Andy Warhol Photographs
    • Closes Jan. 7

Midland, TX

Museum of the Southwest

  • Christmas at the Mansion
    • Closes Dec. 30!!!!
  • Tonight the West is Sleeping
    • Closes Dec. 30!!!!

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
    • Closes 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
  • Events
Face and Form: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture in the Meadows Collection
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