2008 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations




Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Glory of The Great Land: The Alaska photography of Bradford Washburn with oil sketches by George Browne
April 13 through September 20
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum
Neenah, WI
Audubon's Animals of North America
April 13 through June 8
Butler Institute of American Art
George J. Stengel (1886-1937): New Hope Impressions
April 4 through May 30
Chazen Museum of Art
Ringmaster: Judy Onofrio and the Art of the Circus
April 19 through June 29
Detroit Institute of Arts
Give it a Rest: People at Play in American Prints and Drawings, 1895-1945
April 2 through August 3
Greenville County Museum of Art
Joshua Shaw: A Paradise of Riches
April 2 through September 28
Masters of Watercolor: Andrew Wyeth and His Contemporaries
April 2 through September 28
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Lilli Gettinger: Memory Transformed
April 13 through August 1
Mississippi Museum of Art
Breathing Art: The Lives of Myra Green and Lynn Green Root
April 18 through June 29
Mobile Museum of Art
Poetic Spirit: Henry Wo Yue-Kee at 80
April 4 to June 15
Museum of Nebraska Art
19th Century Images of Nebraska
April 8 through August 17
Norton Museum of Art
In the Hands of African American Collectors: The Personal Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
April 19 through July 20
Noyes Museum of Art
From Cape May to Cairo: The Work of George Washington Nicholson
April 17 through November 9
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Olive Vandruff: 100 at 100
April 12 through June 15
Pensacola Museum of Art
Emil Holzhauer: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the PMA and OWCC
April 25 through June 20
Portland Museum of Art
Portland, Maine
1-207-775-6148 or 1-800-639-4067
The Powerful Hand of George Bellows: Drawings from the Boston Public Library
April 10 through June 1
Snite Museum of Art
Traditions Through Time: Southwest Native American Art
April 13 through June 8
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Painting the Beautiful: Impressionist Paintings from the James A. Michener Art Museum
April 6 - August 11
Studio Museum In Harlem
New York, NY
212 864-4500
The World of Charles Ethan Porter: Nineteenth-Century African-American Artist
April 2 through June 29
Wildling Museum
Abbrescia's Passion: Plein-Air Paintings of Glacier National Park
April 9 through June 15

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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 Wildling Museum


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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