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Press Release 8-4-10: Openings, Closings, and Events plus Reminders
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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 two pages:

Alabama to Missouri - page 1

Click here for page 2 - New Mexico 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

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
    • Opens August 4, 2010
  • Event

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
Art Shack

Daytona Beach, FL

The Southeast Museum of Photography*

  • Florida Vernacular – Rick Lang
    • Through September 5

*Museum reopens August 17


West Palm Beach, FL

Norton Museum of Art

  • Beyond the Figure: Abstract Sculpture in the Norton Collection
    • June 5–September 5
  • Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney
    • June 5–September 5
  • Events
Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney

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
  • Event
Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection

Milledgeville. GA

Georgia State College & University Museum

  • MATRIARCHAL WARDROBE
    • May 24 - August 26

Augusta, GA

Morris Museum of Art

  • Painters’ Reel: Contemporary Painting in Georgia
    • June 19–Sept. 26
  • Unhindered by Seriousness: Sculpture by Carl Blair
    • July 3 - August 29
  • Events
Painters’ Reel: Contemporary Painting in Georgia

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
    • March 12-August 29
  • Shots in the Dark: Photos by Weegee the Famous
    • April 17, 2010-January 23, 2011
  • Events
The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, Part II

Logan, KS

The Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum

  • Fragile Nature: Photographs by Joel Sartore
    • Closes August 8!!!!
Uncommon Threads : Stitched Artwork by Margaret Cusack

Wichita, KS

Wichita Art Museum

  • The Secrecy Series: Selected Works
    • June13 - October 10
  • In Plane View: Abstractions in Flight
    • July 3 - Nov. 26
  • Community Favorites
    • Through Nov. 30
  • Murdock and Friends
    • Through Oct. 3
  • Western Imprints: Carving out
    the Western Landscape
    • May 9 - October 3
  • Events
Western Imprints: Carving out

Paducah, KY

The National Quilt Museum

  • 19th Century Vibrations: Color Resonance in Antique Quilts 1860-1940
    • July 9 - August 31
  • Quilt National 2009, Group C
    • Closes August 10!!!!
Quilt National 2009, Group C
The Yeiser Art Center
  • My Nature / Your Nature
    Recent Artwork by Travis Graves
    • July 31 – August 27
  • Tracy Badger
    • YAC Artist of the Month
    • July 31 – August 27
Creatures Great & Small

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

Louisville Visual Art Association

  • Ne10
    • Closes August 8!!!!
  • Events
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?
    • Extended through 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

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Ancestors and Descendants: Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the 20th Century
    • July 24 - October 24
  • Every Year Something New: A Centennial Celebration from the Collection of Prints and Drawings
    • July 24 - October 24
  • Women Artists in Louisiana, 1965–2010
    • March 17 -
  • Scents and Sensibility
    • June 30 - October 24
  • Beyond the Blues: Swamp Tours
    • Through August 29
  • Events
Women Artists in Louisiana, 1965–2010

Baton Rouge, LA

Hill Memorial Library
LSU Libraries Special Collection
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  • A Beneficial Harvest: Edible and Medicinal Plants from Flora of Louisiana
    • June 21 – October 23
Campus Chronicle: 150 Years of LSU

Baltimore, MD

The Walters Art Museum

  • Checkmate! Medieval People at Play
    • July 17, 2010 - October 10
  • Art of the Ancient Americas
    • Ongoing
  • Palace of Wonders: Renaissance & Baroque Galleries
    • Ongoing
  • Mummified
    • Through November 2010
  • Events
Checkmate! Medieval People at Play

Lowell, MA

New England Quilt Museum

  • Contemporary Broderie Perse: An Elegant Revival
    • July 15 - October 17
  • Events
Women's Writes: Signature Quilts & Their Stories
Whistler House Museum of Art
  • From Fine Art to Fiber: Reinterpreting the Masters — 2010
    • August 4 - September 4
  • Linda Maletz: French Landscapes
    • August 4 - September 4
  • Event
En Plein Air: Paintings Here and Abroad by Lynne Friedman

Salem, MA

Peabody Essex Museum

  • Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel
    • June 12, 2010 - January 1, 2011
  • Eye Spy
    • June 19, 2010 - June 1, 2011
  • Faces of Devotion, Indian Sculpture from the Figiel Collection
    • April 10, 2010 to Jan. 16, 2012
  • Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China
    • Through Dec. 31
  • Events
Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel

Muskegon, MI

Muskegon Museum of Art

  • 82nd Regional Exhibition
    • Through August 25
  • A Collector’s Gift: Works by Walter Shirlaw and J. Frank Currier
    • Closes August 8!!!!
A Collector’s Gift: Works by Walter Shirlaw and J. Frank Currier

Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Art Museum

  • Selections from the Photography Collection
    • Through Sept. 25
  • Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914
    • Closes August 15
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Sculptors Celebrate the Legacy and Fred and Lena Meijer
    • June 4, 2010 – January 2, 2011
  • Chihuly at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: A New Eden
    • April 30 – September 30
  • Events
Sculptors Celebrate the Legacy and Fred and Lena Meijer

Ridgeland, MS

Mississippi Craft Center

  • Exhibiting member: Larry Smith
    • Extended through August
Larry Smith's clocks

Columbia, MO

Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Missouri

  • The Voyage of a Contemporary Italian Goldsmith in the Classical World: Golden Treasures by Akelo
    • June 5 - September 26
  • 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
  • Treasures from Antiquity: The Weinberg Gallery of Ancient Art
    • Ongoing
  • The European and American Galleries
    • Ongoing
  • Event
The Voyage of a Contemporary Italian Goldsmith in the Classical World: Golden Treasures by Akelo

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