October, 2017 National Calendar of Art Exhibitions

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


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Ackland Art Museum
Patrick Dougherty: Stickwork at the Ackland
October 27 through August 31
Albany (NY) Institute of History and Art
Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor's Original Illustrations for American Girl
October 14 through ?
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
David Pettibone: Year with a Tree
October 6 through January 15
Amon Carter Museum
Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art
October 7 through January 7
Bates College Museum of Art
Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying
October 2 through March 23
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Matrix 268: Veronica De Jesus
October 25 through February 2
Boston University Art Galleries
Geoffry Chadsey: Heroes and Secondaries
October 20 through December 10
Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
Field Station: Duane Linklater
October 7 through December 10
Cape Ann Museum
Drawn from Nature and From Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane
October 7 through March 4
Cascadia Art Museum
Territorial Hues: The Color Print and Washington State 1920-1960
October 5 through January 7
Chinese Culture Center
Requiem: Summer Mei Ling Lee 
October 26 through December 23
Columbia Museum of Art
Face Value: Artists' Portraits by Alphonse van Woerkom
October 6 through November 26
Crocker Art Museum
Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon
October 29 through February 4
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art
October 21 through March 4
Detroit Institute of Arts
Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage
October 22 through January 15
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
World War I and American Art
October 6 through January 21
Gilcrease Museum
Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist
October 6 through January 7
Guild Hall Museum
Manoucher Yektai 
October 21 through December 31  
Heard Museum
Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection
October 7 through April 15
Hudson River Museum
Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond 
October 7 through January 21
Hyde Collection Art Museum
October 8 through December 31
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist
October 4 through January 1
International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Leather Quilts by Cathy Wiggins
October 10 through January 6
To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Online Exhibitions" section of museum website
Madison Museum of Fine Art
Portrait of the Lost Cause: Paintings by Poindexter Page Carter (American, 1851-1921)
October 15 - ?
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Wendell Castle Remastered
October 8 through December 31
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Boundless Peaks: Ink Paintings by Minol Araki
October 7 through February 12
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Ryuta Nakajima: Squid and I, An Art and Science Symbiosis
October 6 through January 7 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle
October 19 trhough January 22
National Museum of the American Indian
October 26 through Fall 2027 
New Orleans Museum of Art
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
October 6 through January 7
Portland Art Museum - Oregon
The Wyeths: Three Generations
October 7 through January 28
Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925
October 7 through January 7
Princeton University Art Museum
Rouge: Michael Kenna
October 14 through January 28
Seattle Art Museum
Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect
October 19 through January 15
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop
October 20 through January 28
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
David Ligare: Concept to Canvas
October 14 through January 7
South Dakota Art Museum 
Harvey Dunn: Night and Day
October 3 through February 10
Stark Museum of Art
Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer
October 21 through June 2
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
University of Southern Maine Art Gallery
Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape
October 5 through December 8
WaterWorks Art Museum
Karen Knutson
October 15 through November10
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
Worcester Art Museum
Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897-1917
October 14 through February 25

Please also see:

What is included in the calendars
How to make the most of your visit to an exhibition
How TFAO updates calendars
How TFAO uses the National Calendar of Art Exhibitions

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