October, 2018 National Calendar of Art Exhibitions

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


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Bellevue Art Museum

Polaroids: Personal, Private, Painterly:  Photographs from the Collection of Robert E. Jackson

October 12 through March 24

11/24/18 see coverage at Historic surveys of American photography


Benton Museum, U of CT, Storrs

The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand

October 25 through March 10

11/24/18 see coverage at  Figurative and Portrait Art: 18-19th Century


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center 

Orly Cogan: Don't Call Me Princess

October 5 through March 2

11/24/18 see coverage at Textiles


Cascadia Art Museum

Invocation of Beauty: The Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami

October 11 through January 6

11/24/18 see coverage at Important historic American photographers


Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Earth into Art: The Flowering of American Art Pottery

October 16 through ?

11/24/18 see coverage at Ohio Art History


Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Virgil Ortiz: Revolution - Rise Against the Invasion

October 6 through January 6

11/24/18 see coverage at New Mexico Art History


Columbus Museum of Art - Ohio

I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

October 19 through January 20

11/24/18 see coverage at Harlem Renaissance Art of 1920s and 1930s


Crocker Art Museum

Raymond Dabb Yelland. California Landscape Painter.

October 2 through January 27

11/24/18 see coverage at California Artists: 19th-21st Century


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

October 12 through April 7

11/24/18 see coverage at Harlem Renaissance Art of 1920s and 1930s


Denver Art Museum

Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings

October 7 through January 6

11/24/18 researched


Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Sherry Strickland Martin / Roots Run Deep

October 4 through December 16

11/24/18 see coverage at South Carolina Art History


Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art

Ticket to Ride: Artists, Designers, And Western Railways

October 5 through December. 30 

11/24/18 see coverage at Railroad Patronage of American Artists


Giertz Gallery, Parkland College

Cover the Waterfront: Paintings by Teresa Dunn

October  through November 3

11/24/18 researched


Heard Museum

Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma Nequatewa

October 6 through March 10 

11/24/18 researched


Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University

Judy Dater: Only Human

October 6 through December 8

11/24/18 researched


Long Beach Museum of Art

John Sonsini

October 12 through January 6

11/24/18 researched


Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Motor City Icon, The Spirit of Detroit

October 5 through January 1

11/24/18 researched


Mississippi Museum of Art 

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

October 6 through January 20

11/24/18 researched


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera

October 14 through January 27

11/24/18 see coverage at American social commentary photography


Museum of Arts and Design

Fake News and True Love - Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines

October 16 through March 3

11/24/18 researched


National Museum of Wildlife Art

Thomas D. Mangelsen - A Life In The Wild

October 20 through May 5

11/24/18 see coverage at American animal photography


New Orleans Museum of Art

Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred

October 5 through January 6

11/24/18 see coverage at American Artist Paintings of Foreign Scenes


NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale

William J. Gackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions 

October 21 through May 19

11/24/18 see coverage at Modernism


Ogden Museum of Southern Art

New Southern Photography 

October 6 through March 10


Princeton University Art Museum

Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment

October 13 through January 6

11/24/18 researched


Rehoboth Art League

Inventing History, Cherished Memories of Good Times That Never Happened. Richard Chandler Hoff

October 19 through November 25 

11/24/18 see coverage at Drawings in American Art


South Bend Museum of Art

Michael Menchaca: Codex Animations

October 6 through December 30

11/24/18 researched

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