2008 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations



Art Institute of Chicago
Ed Ruscha and Photography
March 1 through June 1
Biggs Museum of American Art
Delaware Silver
March 5 through June 29
Cape Ann Historical Museum
The Paintings of Emma Fordyce MacRae, N. A. (1887-1974)
March 1 through July 20
Corcoran Gallery of Art
The American Evolution: A History through Art
March 1 through July 27
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, TX
Julian Onderdonk: Bluebonnets and Beyond
March 23 through July 20
Detroit Institute of Arts
Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925
March 2 through May 25
Eiteljorg Museum
Yosemite: Art of an American Icon
March 22 through August 3
Frick Art & Historical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Craig McPherson Pittsburgh Drawings
March 8 though June 8
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Rapid Exposure: Warhol in Series
March 14 through June 15
Hammer Museum (previously named Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center)
Los Angeles, CA
Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love
March 2 thriough June 8
Hunter Museum of American Art
Charles Burchfield: The Seasons
March 2 through June 1
Indiana University Art Museum
Shallow Creek: Thomas Hart Benton and American Waterways
March 18 through May 18
Jewish Museum
Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered
March 16 through August 3
Museum of Wisconsin Art
Santos Zingale Retrospective
March 5 through April 20
Muskegon Museum of Art
Maria Tomasula: Paintings
March 20 through May 4
Newark Museum
Small but Sublime: Intimate Views by Durand, Bierstadt and Inness
March 19 through January 2009
Newington-Cropsey Foundation
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
At Home and Abroad: The Transcendental Landscapes of Christopher Pearse Cranch
March 17 through May 31
Oceanside Museum of Art
Masterpieces of San Diego Painting: Fifty Works from Fifty Years, 1900-1950
March 2 through June 29
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Oklahoma City, OK
(800) 579-9ART and (405) 236-3100
Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow
March 20 though May 18
Spartanburg County Museum of Art
William Thomas Thompson
March 18 through May 4
Springville Museum of Art
Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting
March 29 through July 27
Thacher Gallery at University of San Francisco
Power Up: Serigraphs by Corita Kent
March 3 through April 20

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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 Thacher Gallery at University of San Francisco


Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc. (TFAO) neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History. Individual pages in this catalogue will be amended as TFAO adds content, corrects errors and reorganizes sections for improved readability. Refreshing or reloading pages enables readers to view the latest updates.

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