May, 2017 National Calendar of Art Exhibitions

American Representational Art Exhibitions Hosted by Art Museums and Other Non-Profit Organizations



 

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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Musuem
We the People: American Folk Portraits
May 6 through ?
6/19/17 see coverage at Folk Art
 
 
Allentown Art Museum
White-Line Color Woodcuts
May 3 through August 6
6/19/17 see coverage at American Woodcut Printmaking
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History from 1843 to the Present
May 6 through July 29
6/19/17 see coverage at American sporting event photography
 
Art Center (Highland Park)
Figurative Allusion
May 4 through June 25
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Art Complex Museum
Painted Shapes: Contemporary White Line Woodcuts
May 21 through August 13
6/19/17 researched
 
Art Institute of Chicago
Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg
May 27 through October 29
6/19/17 see coverage at Drawings in American Art
 
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Society of Six
May 18 through August 20
6/19/17 researched
Tina Dille
May 18 through August 20
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Butler Institute of American Art
Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective
May 14 through August 6
6/19/17 see coverage at Trompe l'Oeil
 
 
C. M. Russell Museum
Gary Schildt Exhibition
May 20 through January 1
6/19/17 see coverage at Montana Art History
 
 
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Betye Saar: Keepin' It Clean
May 28 through August 20
6/19/17 see coverage at Assemblage Art
 
 
Chrysler Museum of Art
Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy
May 18 through September 24
6/19/17 see coverage at Military Art, WWII
 
 
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
KAWS
May 5 through August 13
6/19/17 see coverage at Sculpture: 20-21st Century
 
 
Corning Museum of Glass
Tiffany's Glass Mosaics
May 20 through January 7
6/19/17 see coverage at Glass Art
 
 
Dallas Museum of Art 
Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art
May 28 through September
6/19/17 see coverage at Printmaking - General / Unclassified
 
 
Denver Art Museum
The Western: An Epic in Art and Film
May 27 through September 10
6/19/17 see coverage at Western Genre Art, 19th-21st Century
 
 
Fenimore Art Museum
Rise up Singing: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
May 27 through September 17
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Grand Rapids Art Museum
The Art of Rube Goldberg
May 20 through August 27
6/19/17 see coverage at Cartoons
 
 
Huntsville Museum of Art
Burchfield Botanicals
May 14 through August 6
6/19/17 see coverage at Botanical Artists
 
 
Hyde Park Art Center
CORINNA BUTTON: INTERFACES
May 14 through July 30
6/19/17 see coverage at Ceramic Tile and Pottery
 
 
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories
May 5 through January 7
6/19/17 see coverage at Quilts
 
 
Irvine Museum
Dusk till Dawn
May 27 through September 28
6/19/17 see coverage at California Art History
 
 
Jewish Museum 
Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry
May 5 through September 24
6/19/17 see coverage at Figurative and Portrait Art: 20-21st Century
 
 
Knoxville Museum of Art
Gathering Light: Works by Beauford Delaney from the KMA Collection
May 5 through September 24
6/19/17 see coverage at Tennessee Art History
 
 
Koehnline Museum of Art
Elmer Sanders: Rediscovery of a Chicago Outsider Artist
May 11 through June 22
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Krannert Art Museum
Enough to Live On: Art from the WPA
May 22 through July 8
6/19/17 see coverage at WPA Era Art
 
 
Loveland Museum/Gallery 
Sally Elliott: Metaphors and Memories
May 13 through July 30
6/19/17 see coverage at Colorado Art History
 
 
Massachusetts Musuem of Contemporary Art
Joe Wardwell - Hello America: 40 Hits from the 50 States
May 28 - 2018
6/19/17 researched
 
Mead Art Museum
Perspectives on Michael Mazur
May 25 through December 16
6/19/17 see coverage at Aquatint
 
 
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
The Power of the Female Gaze
May 19 through August 13
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Sabra Field, Now and Then: A Retrospective
May 26 through August 13
6/19/17 see coverage at Vermont Art History
Young America: Roy Lichtenstein and the America's Cup
May 26 through August 13
6/19/17 see coverage at Pop Art
 
Mississippi Museum of Art
The Wolfe Family Legacy
May 26 through October 1
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Missoula Art Museum
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner: What Lies Beneath
May 26 through September 16
6/19/17 see coverage at Textiles
 
Morris Museum of Art
American Paintings from the Collection of Wesleyan College
May 27 through September 30
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Cocktail Culture
May 20 through September 10
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
Some Aesthetic Decisions: Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain
May 14 through September 3
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Museum of Outdoor Arts
SCULPTURE ON THE GREEN
May through April
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Museum of the Southwest
MERRITT MAUZEY: TEXAS FACES AND TEXAS PLACES
May 5 through July 30
6/19/17 researched
 
 
National Museum of Mexican Art
West Kings Highway: The Work of César A. Martínez
May 19 through October 15
6/19/17 researched
 
 
New Canaan Historical Society
The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present
May 29 through August 15
6/19/17 see coverage at Connecticut Art History
 
 
New Museum Los Gatos
Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change
May 5 through September 17
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Newport Art Museum
Caleb Cole, Forget Me Not
May 27 through July 30
6/19/17 researched
Jason Evans, Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls
May 7 through September 10
6/19/17 see coverage at American sporting event photography and other event photography
 

New-York Historical Society
World War I Beyond the Trenches
May 26 through September 3
6/19/17 see coverage at Military Art, WWI
 
 
North Dakota Museum of Art
MOLLIE DOUTHIT: PAINTINGS
May 7 through July 17
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Noyes Museum of Art
FRED WINSLOW NOYES, JR.: PAINTINGS 
May 18 through July 30
6/19/17 see coverage at New Jersey Art History
 
 
Oakland Museum of California
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
May 13 through August 13
7/3/17 see coverage at American political theme photography
 
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Dahlov Ipcar: Creative Growth
May 1 through June 28
7/3/17 see coverage at Maine Art History
SALT/SEA/STONE: The Photographs of Carl Austin Hyatt
May 1 through June 28
7/3/17 see coverage at American landscape photography
Tradition and Excellence: Art and Ogunquit, 1914-1918 
May 1 through October 31 
7/3/17 researched
Ernest Hemingway and Henry Strater
May 1 through October 31 
7/3/17 researched
 
Parrish Art Museum
John Graham: Maverick Modernist
May 7 through July 30
6/19/17 see coverage at Modernism
 
 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Encore Presentation of A Mine of Beauty: Landscapes by William Trost Richards
May 25 through July 30
6/19/17 see coverage at Watercolor
 
 
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach
May 26 through September 8
7/3/17 see coverage at Sculpture: 20-21st Century
 
 
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Marian Roth: On Bended Light
May 5 through July 16
6/19/17 see coverage at American photographic technology innovations
 
Rehoboth Art League
The Mermaid Project: Chapter 1, Confinement - works by Annaliese Tassano
May 12 through June 11
6/19/17 see coverage at American figurative photography
 
 
Riverside Art Museum
Naida Osline: Florescence
May 14 through September 1
6/19/17 see coverage at  American botanical photography
 
 
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
Alexander Girard and Textile Design at Mid-Century
May 22 through September 1
6/19/17 see coverage at Textiles
 
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mike Mandel, Good 70s
May 20 through August 20
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
Tom Taylor: Wildlife Designs
May 27 through September 17
6/19/17 see coverage at Wildlife Art: 20-21st Century
 
 
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
By The Sea: Ceramics by Patricia Griffin
May 5 through July 2
6/19/17 see coverage at Ceramic Tile and Pottery
 
 
Sculpture Center
Sam Anderson: The Park
May 1 through July 31
7/3/17 see coverage at Sculpture: 20-21st Century
 
 
Sheldon Museum of Art
Wright Morris: Nebraska Pictures
May 16 through July 30
6/19/17 researched
 
 
Telfair Museums
William Wegman: Improved Photographs
May 12 through August 13
6/19/17 see coverage at American animal photography
 
 
University of Kentucky Art Museum
Frank Döring: I Would Redesign That Udder
May 20 through August 20
6/19/17 see coverage at American animal photography
 
 
Wichita Art Museum
Ritual and Desire: Contemporary Glass Art
May 20 through September 10
6/19/17 researched
 
Zimmerli Art Museum
Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17
January 17 through May 31
6/19/17 researched
 

 

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