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Press Release 8-25-10: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders
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Openings, Closings, and Events

Blue Star MuseumsBlue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 700 museums in all 50 states to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, through Labor Day, September 6, 2010. Some of the participating museums on Art Museum Touring started May 28.

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The newsletter is now divided into three pages:

Alabama to Kentucky - page 1

Click here for page 2 - Louisiana to North Carolina

Click here for page 3 - Ohio to Wyoming


Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art

  • Encounters: Kathy Chan
    • May 15 - Sept. 12
  • In Praise of America: Selections from the Sellars Collection of Art by American Women
    • June 13 – Sept. 5
    • Huth and Boeing Galleries
  • Imagine Tomorrow
    • June 13 - September 12
  • Event
In Praise of America: Selections from the Sellars Collection of Art by American Women

San Francisco, CA

The Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations
    • August 26, 2010 – March 22, 2011
  • Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
    • Through October 26
  • Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life
    • Through October 3
  • “Being Jewish”: A Bay Area Portrait
    • Ongoing
  • StoryCorps StoryBooth
    • Through November 7
  • As It Is Written: Project 304,805
    (The Torah Project)
    • Through Fall 2010
Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations

Stanford, CA

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

  • Buildings on Paper: Architectural Drawings
    • June 30 – October 17
  • Longing for Sea Change: Odile and Odette
    • June 16 – January 9, 2011
  • William Trost Richards—True to Nature: Drawings, Watercolors, and Oil Sketches at Stanford University
    • June 23 - September 26
  • 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
  • Go Figure!
    • Opens Sept. 1 - August 5, 2012
Go Figure!

Irvine, CA

The Irvine Museum

  • El Camino De Oro ~ Journey Through Early California
    • Through October 23
Saving Paradise

Laguna, CA

Laguna Art Museum

  • Artists in California, Early Twentieth Century: From the Permanent Collection
    • Through October 3
  • Art Shack
    • Opens June 13 - October 3
  • Event
Artists in California, Early Twentieth Century: From the Permanent Collection

Daytona Beach, FL

The Southeast Museum of Photography*

  • Florida Vernacular – Rick Lang
    • Closes September 5
  • Rwanda/Intended Consequences – Jonathan Torgovnik
    • Opens September 4 – Nov. 7
  • Home Stills – Bastienne Schmidt
    • Opens September 4 – Nov. 7

*Museum reopened August 17


West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • Beyond the Figure: Abstract Sculpture in the Norton Collection
    • Closes September 5
  • Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney
    • Closes September 5
  • On the Silk Road and High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce
    • August 21–November 28, 2010
  • Events
On the Silk Road and High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce

Miami Beach, FL

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

  • +5: Recent Acquisitions from The Wolfsonian Collection
    • April 23 - Sept. 26
  • Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection
    • Ongoing
  • Advertising for Health
    • Ongoing
  • Speed Limits
    • Opens September 17
  • Event
+5: Recent Acquisitions from The Wolfsonian Collection

Miami, FL

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University

  • Spiritual Healing – Shamans of the Northwest Coast
    • Closes August 29!!!!
  • Volf Roitman: From MADI to The Ludic Revolution
    • Closes August 29!!!!
  • Tap-Tap: Celebrating the Art of Haiti
    • Closes September 5
Spiritual Healing – Shamans of the Northwest Coast

Atlanta, GA

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

  • Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an
    • Opens August 28 – December 5
  • Events
Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an

Milledgeville. GA

Georgia State College & University Museum

  • MATRIARCHAL WARDROBE
    • Closes August 26!!!!
  • Event

Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Painters’ Reel: Contemporary Painting in Georgia
    • June 19–Sept. 26
  • Unhindered by Seriousness: Sculpture by Carl Blair
    • Closes August 29!!!!
  • Events
Unhindered by Seriousness: Sculpture by Carl Blair

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Museum of Art

  • Drawings to Prints
    • July 3, 2010 - January 2, 2011
  • Jeppe Hein
    • May 7- Sept. 5
  • The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, Part II
    • May 8 - Sept. 5
  • Body Unbound: Contemporary Couture from the IMA's Collection
    • April 10, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
  • Joshua Mosley: American International
    • Closes August 29!!!!
  • Shots in the Dark: Photos by Weegee the Famous
    • April 17, 2010-January 23, 2011
  • Events
Joshua Mosley: American International

Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa Museum of Art

  • Ere Ibeji: Yoruba Twin Figures from the Collection of J. Richard Simon
    • Opens September 2 - October 17
    • Iowa Memorial Union’s Black Box Theater
  • Events
Ere Ibeji: Yoruba Twin Figures from the Collection of J. Richard Simon

Logan, KS

The Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum

  • The Science of SuperCroc
    • August 13 - November 7
Uncommon Threads : Stitched Artwork by Margaret Cusack

Paducah, KY

The National Quilt Museum

  • 19th Century Vibrations: Color Resonance in Antique Quilts 1860-1940
    • Closes August 31!!!!
  • A Horse's Tale
    • August 13 - November 16
A Horse's Tale
The Yeiser Art Center
  • My Nature / Your Nature
    Recent Artwork by Travis Graves
    • Closes August 27!!!!
  • Tracy Badger
    • YAC Artist of the Month
    • Closes August 27!!!!
  • Anne Bagby: paintings
    Christina Bartsch: prints
    A Two Person Exhibition
    • Opens Sept. 4 – Oct. 2
  • Event
My Nature / Your Nature

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

  • Equine Divine
    • August 7 - October 16
  • Red River: The Narrative Carvings of Edgar Tolson, Donny Tolson, Carl McKenzie and Earnest Patton
    • July 24 - October 9
  • Event
Equine Divine
The Speed Art Museum
  • Andy Warhol: Myths
    • Through October 31
  • European and American Art, 1800-1960
    • Extended
  • Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft, or Otherwise?
    • Closes August 31!!!!
  • Events
Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass

Lexington, KY

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky

  • The Bluegrass Palette of ANDRE PATER
    • Through October 10
  • HOOFBEATS and HEARTBEATS: The Horse in American Art
    • August 22 - November 21
The Bluegrass Palette of ANDRE PATER

Click here for page 3 - Ohio to Wyoming

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