January, 2018 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.





Arkansas Arts Center

Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work

January 26 through April 22



Art, Design & Architecture Museum (UC Santa Barbara)

Chiura Obata: An American Modern

January 13 through April 2



Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

Print Culture in Kansas City: art from the Moffett Collection

January 28 through April 22



Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

Paintings by Barry Fitzgerald of Lawrence, Kansas

January 28 through April 22



Brandywine River Museum

The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth

January 27 through June 3



Bruce Museum

Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War

January 20 through June 3



Colorado Photographic Arts Center

On the Street with Bill Cunningham

January 12 through February 24



Crocker Art Museum

E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit

January 28 through April 22

(see E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, a 2017 exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art)



Elmhurst Art Museum

Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape

January 20 through March 4



Flagler Museum

Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl

January 23 through April 29



Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Steven Bleicher | The Kings Highway

January 11 through April 22



Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art

Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting: The Art of Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera

January 26 through April 8



Grand Rapids Art Museum

Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle

January 27 through April 29



Harvard Art Museums

Fernando Bryce: The Book of Needs

January 20 through May 6



Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail

January 26 through May 13



Huntington Museum of Art

In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith

January 20 through March 25



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

Made by Hand: American Quilts in the Industrial Age II

January 5 through April 29



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

Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection

January 19 through May 13



Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Wayne Thiebaud: 1958-1968

January 16 through May 13

See coverage at California Art History



Lafayette College Galleries

ReVIEWing the 35mm slide

January 3 through January 28



Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

The Power of Color

January 30 through March 31



Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

Internal Landscapes: The Mysterious World of Steven Kenny

January 21 through April 15



Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thomas Cole's Journey

January 30 through May 13


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris

January 23 through April 15

Michener (James A.) Art Museum

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective

January 21 through May 6


Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph

January 23 through May 27



Museum of Arts and Design

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

January 25 through June 25



National Gallery of Art

Outliers and American Vanguard Art

January 28 through  May 13



National Museum of the American Indian


January 18 through Fall 2027 



National Museum of Women in the Arts

Hung Liu In Print 

January 19 through July 8



Nevada Museum of Art

Hans Meyer-Kassel, Artist of Nevada

February 24 through September 2


Norton Museum of Art

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture

January 25 through April 29



Palmer Museum of Art

Dox Thrash and the Carborundum Mezzotint 

January 16 through May 20



Pasadena Museum of California Art

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

January 21 through June 3



Pomona College Museum of Art

MUSE: Mickalene Thomas Photographs tête-à-tête

January 25 through May 13



Racine Art Museum

Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions

January 28 through June 24



San Diego Museum of Art

Motion Pictures: Photographs by Gjon Mili

January 20 through August 12



San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Jeffrey Bacon: Dreams For Sale

January 5 through January 28



Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

California's Wild Edge; Prints by Tom Killion

January 12 through April 22



Sheldon Museum of Art

Original Behavior

January 17 through May 13



Schingoethe Center of Aurora University

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

January 23 through Friday, April 13



Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration

Kovarsky's World: Covers and Cartoons from The New Yorker

January 2 through March 3


South Bend Museum of Art

Lisa Marie Barber Neighborhood Garden

January 13 through April 8



Syacuse University Art Galleries

North and South: Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route 1

January 18 through March 9



University of California, Santa Barbara Art Museum 

Chiura Obata: An American Modern

January 13 through April 29



University of Kentucky Art Museum

Edward Melcarth: Points of View

January 13 through April 8



University of Wyoming Art Museum

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

January 27 through May 12



Vero Beach Museum of Art

Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California

January 20 through June 3



Woodmere Art Museum

Elizabeth Osborne: Animal Paintings and Watercolors

January 13 through June 24



Zimmerli Art Museum

It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America

January 20 through July 29


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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