2008 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations




Albany (NY) Institute of History and Art
IMPRESSIONIST GIVERNY: American Painters in France, 1885 - 1915, Selections from the Terra Foundation for American Art
August 23 through January 3
Booth Western Art Museum
Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line II
August 16 through November 30
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University
Domestic Vision: Twenty-Five Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley
August 19 through November 21
Crocker Art Museum
American Pop: Featuring Andy Warhol's Athletes from the Richard Weisman Collection
August 16 through November 2
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Ancestry and Innovation: African American Art from the American Folk Art Museum
August 10 through October 12
Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans in 19th Century American Art
August 23 through December 31
Florence Griswold Museum
Warm Winds: Connecticut Artists in the Tropics
August 2 through October 5
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Hail to the Chief: Images of the American Presidency
August 2 through September 21
Morris Museum of Art
Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art
August 23 through October 19
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Dorothy Eisner: Paintings 1951-1983
August 25 through October 31
Kathy Girder Engler
August 15 through November 1
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
American Menagerie
August 16 through November 9
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Who Was Anna Tuels? Quilt Stories, 1750-1900
August through January 25
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Robert Ecker: Mezzotints & Quirauk Mountain Paintings
August 30 through November 16


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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 Washington County Museum of Fine Arts


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