October, 2017 National Calendar of Art Exhibitions

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



 

Excellent art is food for the soul.

Enjoy a satisfying meal

at a museum near you.

 

 

Ackland Art Museum

Patrick Dougherty: Stickwork at the Ackland

October 27 through August 31

12/2/17 see coverage at Sculpture: 20-21st Century

 

 

Albany (NY) Institute of History and Art

Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor's Original Illustrations for American Girl

October 14 through June 3

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Alexandria Museum of Art

Connected Visions: Louisiana's Artistic Lineage

October 13 through September 1

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

David Pettibone: Year with a Tree

October 6 through January 15

12/2/17 see coverage at Botanical Artists

 

Amon Carter Museum

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

October 7 through January 7

12/2/17 see coverage at Sporting Art

 

 

Bates College Museum of Art

Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying

October 2 through March 23

12/2/17 see coverage at Figurative and Portrait Art: 20-21st Century

 

 

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Matrix 268: Veronica De Jesus

October 25 through February 2

12/2/17 see coverage at Drawings in American Art


 

Boston University Art Galleries

Geoffry Chadsey: Heroes and Secondaries

October 20 through December 10

12/2/17 see coverage at Drawings in American Art

 

 

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art

October 13 through February 11

12/2/17 see coverage at Wildlife Art: 20-21st Century


 

Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

Field Station: Duane Linklater

October 7 through December 10

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making (Judy Chicago)

October 20 through March 4

12/2/17 see coverage at Installation Art

 

 

California African American Museum

Lezley Saar: Salon des Refusés

October 25 through February 18

12/2/17 see coverage at Surrealism


 

Cape Ann Museum

Drawn from Nature and From Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane

October 7 through March 4

12/2/17 see coverage at Lithography

 

 

Cascadia Art Museum

Territorial Hues: The Color Print and Washington State 1920-1960

October 5 through January 7

12/2/17 see coverage at Washington State Art History

 

 

Chinese Culture Center

Requiem: Summer Mei Ling Lee 

October 26 through December 23

12/2/17 see coverage at Asian-American Art

 

 

Colby College Museum of Art

Ana Mendieta: Silueta Sangrienta

October 3 through December 17

12/2/17 see coverage at American portrait photography

 

 

Columbia Museum of Art

Face Value: Artists' Portraits by Alphonse van Woerkom

October 6 through November 26

12/2/17 see coverage at Drawings in American Art

 

 

Crocker Art Museum

Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon

October 29 through February 4

12/2/17 see coverage at California Art History

 

 

Delaware Art Museum

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan

October 21 through January 28

12/2/17 see coverage at Landscape Art: 19-20th Century


 

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art

October 21 through March 4

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Detroit Institute of Arts

Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

October 22 through January 15

12/2/17 see coverage at American Artist Paintings of Foriegn Scenes

 

 

Erie Art Museum

Mark Weber: ANIMALS

October 27 through February 11

12/2/17 see coverage at Wildlife Art: 20-21st Century

 

 

Florence County Museum

Diminished: A Still Life, ceramic works by Doug Gray

October 12 through December 15

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art

Distinguished Visiting Artist: Robert Taylor

October 6 through December 30

12/2/17 see coverage at Figurative and Portrait Art: 20-21st Century


 

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

World War I and American Art

October 6 through January 21

12/2/17 see coverage at Military Art, WWI

 

 

Gilcrease Museum

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

October 6 through January 7

12/2/17 see coverage at Landscape Art: 20-21st Century

 

 

Greenville County Museum of Art

Stephen Scott Young: Veterans

October 13 through Continuing

12/2/17 see coverage at Military Art, Other

 

 

Guild Hall Museum

Manoucher Yektai 

October 21 through December 31  

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Haggerty Museum of Art

Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy 

October 6 through January 14

12/2/17 see coverage at Drawings in American Art

 

 

Heard Museum

Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection

October 7 through April 15

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Hudson River Museum

Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond 

October 7 through January 21

12/2/17 see coverage at New York Art History

 

 

Hyde Collection Art Museum

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

October 8 through December 31

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist

October 4 through January 1

12/2/17 see coverage at Representational Art (other): 20-21st Century

 

 

International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Leather Quilts by Cathy Wiggins

October 10 through January 6

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Irvine Museum Collection

Moods of California

October 7 through February 8

12/2/17 see coverage at California Art History

 

 

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami

Pop Art Prints

October 5 through December 17

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Madison Museum of Fine Art

Portrait of the Lost Cause: Paintings by Poindexter Page Carter (American, 1851-1921)

October 15 - ?

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Wendell Castle Remastered

October 8 through December 31

12/2/17 see coverage at Furniture


 

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Boundless Peaks: Ink Paintings by Minol Araki

October 7 through February 12

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Ryuta Nakajima: Squid and I, An Art and Science Symbiosis

October 6 through January 7 

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle

October 19 though January 22

12/2/17 researched

 

 

New Orleans Museum of Art

East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography

October 6 through January 7

12/2/17 see coverage at Historic surveys of American photography

 

 

Northcutt Steele Gallery at Montana State University - Billings

Footprints on the Moon

October 19 through November 30

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Palm Springs Art Museum

Mysteries of the Mesa: the Restoration of William Robinson Leigh's "Thunder Mountain"

October 26 through February 27

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Peninsula Museum of Art

Jim Caldwell, Water Play: Nature's Abstracts from the Sky

October 29 through January 7

12/2/17 see coverage at Marine, Coastal and Maritime Art: 20-21st Century

 

 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Loaded Brush: The Oil Sketch and the Philadelphia School of Painting

October 5 through February 4

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Polk Museum of Art

Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region

October 7 through December 10

12/2/17 see coverage at Southern Art: 19th-21st Century

 

Portland Art Museum - Oregon

The Wyeths: Three Generations

October 7 through January 28

12/2/17 see coverage at Illustrators

 

 

Princeton University Art Museum

Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925

October 7 through January 7

12/2/17 see coverage at Important historic American photographers

 

 

Princeton University Art Museum

Rouge: Michael Kenna

October 14 through January 28

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Racine Art Museum

Robert Burkert - Collection Focus

October 8 through February 4

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center

Western Traditions: Francis King Collection of Western Art

October 14 through January 14

12/2/17 researched

 

Seattle Art Museum

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

October 19 through January 15

12/2/17 see coverage at American Artist Retrospective Exhibits

 

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Rick Araluce: The Final Stop

October 20 through January 28

12/2/17 see coverage at Installation Art

 

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

David Ligare: Concept to Canvas

October 14 through January 7

12/2/17 researched

 

 

South Dakota Art Museum 

Harvey Dunn: Night and Day

October 3 through February 10

12/2/17 see coverage at Illustrators

 

 

Stark Museum of Art

Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer

October 21 through June 2

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Tang Museum

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Predecessors

October 14 through December 30

12/2/17 see coverage at Figurative and Portrait Art: 20-21st Century

 

 

University of California, Northridge, Art Galleries

The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Judith F. Baca's Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete

October 14 through December 16

12/2/17 see coverage at Mural Art

 

 

University of Southern Maine Art Gallery

Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape

October 5 through December 8

12/2/17 researched

 

 

WaterWorks Art Museum

Karen Knutson

October 15 through November10

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

A Timeless Perfection: American Figurative Sculpture in the Classical Spirit - Gifts of Dr. Michael L. Nieland

October 7 through December 31

12/2/17 see coverage at Sculpture: 19-20th Century

 

 

William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut

Living in Frames: Gendered Spaces

October 19 through December 17

12/2/17 researched

 

 

Worcester Art Museum

Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897-1917

October 14 through February 25

12/2/17 see coverage at American Northeast photography


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