2008 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations






Amon Carter Museum
Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s
February 16 through May 11
Art Institute of Chicago
Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
February 16 through May 10
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
Bryan Collier: Defining Moments
February 23 through April 27
Bellevue Art Museum
Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser
February 13 through April 20
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Americans Abroad
February 2 through May 11
Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona
Debating Modern Photography: the Triumph of Group f/64
February 2 through May 4
Clark (Sterling and Francine) Art Institute
America's vision of the West. Remington Looking West
February 17 through May 4
Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT
The Finishing Touch: Understanding the techniques of American impressionist and Tonalist painters
February 2 through April 27
Freer Gallery of Art
Surface Beauty: American Art and Freer's Aesthetic Vision
February 23 through long term view
Freer + Whistler: Points of Contact
February 23 through long term view
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Angelo Filomeno
February 15 through June 1
Georgia Museum of Art
A Sinner's Progress: The Artist's Books of David Sandlin
February 2 through March 23
Greenville County Museum of Art
The Object Project
February 9 through April 27
High Museum of Art
Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle
February 9 through May 4
Huntsville Museum of Art
J.C. Leyendecker in the Golden Age of Illustration
February 24 through April 20
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wausau, WI
Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition & Denise Fleming: Painting with Paper
February 2 through April 13
Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
February 16 through March 30
Nassau County Museum of Art
Pop and Op
February 17 through May 4
Palmer Museum of Art
G. Daniel Massad: Loading the Work
February 24 through May 25
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter
February 2 through April 13
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA
Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and American Landscape Painting
February 2 through April 27
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Lee Friedlander
February 23 through May 18
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Obata's Yosemite
February 22 through June 1
Taft Museum of Art
From Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper: American Watercolor Masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum
February 22 through May 11
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Seeing the City: Sloan's New York
February 10 through April 27
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster
February 23 through April 27
Yale University Art Gallery
Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy
February 26 through May 4

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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.

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