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Press Release 12-8-10: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders
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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Williamsburg, VA

About the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Colonial and contemporary artists and craftspeople work outside the mainstream of academic art to record aspects of everyday life, making novel and effective use of the materials at hand. Bold colors, simplified shapes, and imaginative surface patterns can be seen in the variety of paintings, carvings, toys, needlework they create.

The Folk Art Museum offers changing exhibitions of American folk art from its permanent holdings and museum loan shows.

Exhibitions:
  • The Art of Steve Harley
    • Through December 2011
  • Material Witnesses Quilts and Their Makers
    • Closes in April of 2012
  • We the People Three Centuries of American Folk Portraits
    • Through July 31, 2011
  • Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art
    • Ongoing
Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art

Other Exhbitions

  • Cross Rhythms Folk Musical Instruments
    • Ongoing exhibit
  • Down on the Farm
    • Ongoing
  • Inspiration and Ingenuity American Stoneware
    • Ongoing
  • Conserving the Carolina Room
    • Ongoing
  • Exciting Expressions: Painted Furniture
    • Ongoing
  • Introduction to American Folk Art
    • Ongoing

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Williamsburg, VA

About the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
The award-winning DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses the Foundation’s renowned collection of British and American fine and decorative arts dating from 1600 through 1830. Featured in regularly changing exhibitions, these include the world’s largest collection of Southern furniture; nationally important holdings in English silver and pewter; a vast collection of 18th-century clothing and textiles; and one of the largest collections of British ceramics outside England. Masterworks and period pieces acquired for Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area exhibition buildings bolster the museum’s holdings in furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, maps, tools, weapons, numismatics and textiles.

Exhibitions:
  • Dollars, Farthings & Fables: Money and Medals from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection
    • November 25, 2010 -
Dollars, Farthings & Fables: Money and Medals from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection
  • Declarations of Independence.
    • Through December 2010
  • Pottery With a Past: Stoneware in Early America
    • Through January 2, 2011
  • American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont
    • Through March 6, 2011
American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont

Other Exhbitions

  • Rebuilding Charlton's Coffeehouse
    • Ongoing exhibit
  • Conservation: Where Art and Science Meet
    • Through May 31, 2012.
  • Treasure Quest: Great Silver Collections from Colonial Williamsburg
    • Ongoing
  • Identifying Ceramics: The Who, What and Ware
    • Ongoing
  • Musical Instruments
    • Ongoing
  • Selections from the Henry H. Weldon Collection
    • Ongoing
  • Lock, Stock, and Barrel
    • Ongoing
  • Artistry and Ingenuity
    • Ongoing
  • Revolution in Taste
    • Ongoing
  • Masterworks
    • Ongoing

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 - Ohio to Wyoming


Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • thINK
    Boston Printmakers Members’ Exhibition
    • Opens Dec. 19 – Jan. 30
  • Rebels With a Cause: American Impressionist Women
    • Nov. 21, 2010 – Feb. 6, 2011
  • Encounters: Mark Messersmith
    • Through Jan. 16, 2011
  • We Hate Jackson Pollock: Beyond Abstract
    • Through Feb. 27, 2011
  • Event
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Stanford, CA

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

  • Extreme Makeover: A Fresh Look at the Cantor Arts Center's Contemporary Collection
    • Opens December 15, then ongoing
  • 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
    • Closes December 17

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
Go Figure!

Pomona, CA

American Museum of Ceramic Arts

  • Peregrinación: Mexican Folk Ceramics
Peregrinación: Mexican Folk Ceramics

New London, CT

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

  • American Stories
    • Ongoing
  • Members Collect:  The Thrill of the Chase
    • 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
    • Closes Dec. 16
  • Photographs - Elaine ling
    • Closes Dec. 16
  • Events
I still do – Judith fox

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
MASTER/Plan: Visionary Architects and Their Utopian Worlds

West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
    • Dec. 12, 2010 – March 6, 2011
  • Artist Nick Cave’s Soundsuits
    • Oct. 9, 2010 – Jan. 9, 2011
  • 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

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
Florida Artists Series: Selections from Anomie 1492-2006: Arnold Mesches

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
  • Events

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
Helen M. Turner: The Woman's Point of View

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
Andy Warhol Enterprises

Logan, KS

The Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum

  • Golden Age of Jazz
    • Closes 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
  • Events
Bernard Chaet: Paintings From the 1960's Through the Present

Paducah, KY

The National Quilt Museum

  • Everchanging River
    • Opens Dec. 9, 2010 -
      March 7, 2011
  • Contemporary Broderie Perse
    • November 19, 2010 -
      February 15, 2011
  • Event
Everchanging River

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • PLANES, TRAINS AND SUPERHEROES
    • Oct. 23 - Dec. 31
  • Rooted in Place
    • Oct. 23 - Dec. 31
  • 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

Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000



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