2008 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations




American Folk Art Museum
Henry Darger
October 7 through June 30
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Vernon Coleman (1898 -1978): Seascapes, Ships & Scenery
October 18 through January 11
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970
October 25 through January 18
Florence Griswold Museum
Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women
October through January 11
Henry Art Gallery
Richard Misrach: On the Beach
October 11 through January 1
Hood Museum of Art
Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960
October 11 through January 4
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art
Alternate Worlds: The Visionary Artist in Texas
October 18 through March 8
Missoula Art Museum
Elk Dogs
October 08 through February 21
Montclair Art Museum
Philip Pearlstein: Objectifications
October 18 through February 3
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Beauty in Common Things: American Arts & Crafts Pottery from the Two Red Roses Foundation
October 4 through February 15
National Academy Museum
George Tooker: A Retrospective
October 2 through January 4
Nevada Museum of Art
LONG MAY SHE WAVE: A Graphic History of the American Flag
October 25 through February 15
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Don Ray Retrospective
October 11 through February 17
Philadelphia Museum of Art
James Castle: A Retrospective
October 14 - January 4
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Seeing the City: Sloan's New York
October 4 through January 4
San Antonio Museum of Art
Volkskunst: Exploring German-American Folk Art Traditions
October 4 through January 19
Spartanburg County Museum of Art
Stephen Chesley
October 28 through January 14
Tucson Museum of Art
A Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon's Arizona
October 11 through February 15
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
At Home with Gustav Stickley: Arts and Crafts from the Stephen Gray Collection
October 11 through January 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.

For the current month inquiries have been made through Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art


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