2008 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations



Albany (NY) Institute of History and Art
THE FOLK SPIRIT OF ALBANY: Folk Art from the Collection of the Albany Institute of History & Art
January 26 through May 2
Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
Famous and Fabulous Portraits from George Washington to the Golden Girl
January 20 through July 20
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Leonard Baskin: (1922 - 2000): Prints from the Collection
January 12 through February 17
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
A Kiowa's Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Ft. Marion
January 22 through March 16
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist
January 18 through April 13
Georgia Museum of Art
New Discoveries in Georgia Painted Furniture
January 26 through April 27
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Santa Fe, NM
Marsden Hartley and New Mexico: The Search for an American Modernism
January 25 through May 11
Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College
Pinturas de Fe: The Retablo Tradition in Mexico and New Mexico
January 12 through April 6
Hearst Center for the Arts
Once Upon a Farm: Original Illustrations by Christopher Wormell and Chris Sheban
January 19 through March 16
Hockaday Museum of Art
American Silk Road: Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey
January 10 through March 8
Huntington Museum of Art
Painting the Beautiful: Impressionist Paintings from the James A. Michener Art Museum
January 28 through March 16
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, FL
Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints
January 19 through May 4
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Jacob Lawrence
January 26 - April 20.
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Laurel, MS
Spectacular Achievements: Audubon's Animals of North America
January 27 through March 23
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
The Highwaymen
January 27 through March 9
Michigan State University Museum
The WPA: A Legacy of Art and Craft
January 27 through September 1
Monterey Museum of Art
Men, Ships and the Sea: Masterworks of California Painting by Armin Hansen and William Ritschel
January 19 through June 22
Museum of Photographic Arts
The Photographer's Eye: A Way of Seeing
January 19 through April 20
Museum of the Southwest
Midland, TX
Frederic Remington Makes Tracks...Adventures and Artistic Impressions
January 27 through March 23
Naples Museum of Art
Jerome Tupa Painting the Pilgrimage: From Paris to Compostela
January 29 through May 18
National Museum of Wildlife Art
An Eye Toward Africa: The Art of Bart Walter
January 12 through June 22
New Britain Museum of American Art
Charles Ethan Porter
January 12 through March 16
Noyes Museum of Art
Herbert Pullinger: A Cape May Historical Journey
January 18 through April 20
Paine Art Center and Gardens
Charles Munch
January 19 through April 13
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Art Students League
January 20 through April 13
Timothy J. Clark: A Retrospective
January 20 through April 13
Snite Museum of Art
Rapture: Recent Paintings by Maria Tomasula
January 13 through March 2
Spartanburg County Museum of Art
Leon Makielski (1885-1974): American Impressionist
January 22 through March 23
Stark University Center Galleries
Above and Below: Skyscrapers to Subways in New York City 1913-1949
January 15 through February 24
University of New Hampshire Art Gallery
Durham, NH
On Gilded Pond: The Life and Times of the Dublin Art Colony
January 24 through April 9
Utah Museum of Fine Arts at University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Natural Revelations
January 11 through April 13
William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946
January 22 through March 30

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What is included

These calendars reference exhibitions devoted primarily to American representational art. Not all exhibitions submitted to TFAO are included in calendars.

Excluded content includes:

Revisions of dates are accepted and encouraged in order for calendars to be as accurate as possible. Exhibition dates may and do change without notice. The deadline for inclusion in a current monthly calendar is the first day of that month.


To make the most of your visit to an exhibition

If you are touring, you will find American representational art venues to visit in Sources of News Articles Indexed by State within the United States. Call the museum in advance to see if you:

Exhibition dates may and do change without prior notice from museums to TFAO. Always verify dates directly with museums before visiting their exhibitions.


How TFAO updates calendars

Future calendars are updated in two ways:


On a bimonthly basis, TFAO volunteers review the Calendar Update Schedule (see A-C D-G H-L M-Q R-S T-Z) to locate museums for which their furthest exhibition closing month has expired. TFAO then reviews the current and future exhibition sections of websites of targeted museums for new information. TFAO then updates the Schedule's listings for the targeted museums with new information by listing on the schedule the earlier of: 1. the furthest exhibition closing month in time or 2. a month which TFAO deems important for follow up. As a part of this review TFAO also updates the related exhibition calendar to include information on newly discovered exhibitions.


Future calendars and Calendar Update Schedules are checked and updated on a continuous basis as information is received by email from museum sources.


How TFAO uses calendars

Towards the end of each month TFAO volunteers review the calendar for all of the listed exhibition openings for that month. TFAO then reviews published exhibition articles and essays in the sub-index page for each related museum to determine if Resource Library has already published an article or essay concerning each calendar listing. If Resource Library has not yet published an article or essay, TFAO sends by email a request for exhibition information to the museum. TFAO sends requests near the end of the exhibition opening month to allow museums time to gather .jpg images and texts from gallery guides, brochures or catalogues, exhibition wall panels and labels, as well as press releases. TFAO requires six hundred or more words of text to publish a Resource Library article or essay for an exhibition.

For the current month inquiries have been made through William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut


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