2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations





Akron Art Museum
Along Water Street: New Work by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson *
January 31 through April 5
Brandywine River Museum
Unique Force: The Art of Carolyn Wyeth *
January 24 through March 15
Butler Institute of American Art
Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009): A Tribute *
January 16 through February 28
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Portraits of American Poets by Jack R. Smith *
January 24 through ?
Des Moines Art Center
After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism, and the Midwest *
January 30 through May 17
Flint Institute of Arts
BEYOND THE FRAME: African American Comic Book Artists *
January 24 through April 26
Florence Griswold Museum
The Road Less Traveled: Thomas Nason's Rural New England *
January 17 through April 11
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University
Robert Dowd: Pop Art Money *
January 17 through April 5
Frye Art Museum
Transatlantic: American Artists in Germany *
January 24 through April 26
Grand Rapids Art Museum
André Kertész: On Reading *
January 23 through March 22
Heard Museum
Mothers and Daughters: Stories in Clay *
January 8 through January 24
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Preserving a Legacy: Wishard Hospital Murals *
January 17 through March 29
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
The Picture Tells the Story: The Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum *
January 16 through June 27
Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University
Gallery 32 and Its Circle: Los Angeles' African American Art Community in the 1960s and 70s *
January 24 through March 22
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon
Nellie Mae Rowe: I get a Kick out of Drawin' *
January 23 through April 5
Museum of Photographic Arts
Edward Steichen: The Early Years *
January 31 through May 17
Nasher Sculpture Center
George Segal: Street Scenes *
January 24 through April 5
Nassau County Museum of Art
Poetic Journey: Hudson River School Paintings from the Grey Collection *
January 18 through March 15
Winslow Homer: Illustrating America *
January 18 through May 26
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 *
January 30 through April 19
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
George Tooker: A Retrospective *
January 30 through April 5
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum,
Southeast Missouri State University
Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist *
January 23 through March 15
Sordoni Art Gallery
Painting the Beautiful: Impressionist Paintings from the James A. Michener Art Museum *
January 28 through March 16
Stark University Center Galleries
Ultra-Realistic Sculpture: By Marc Sijan *
January 15 through April 19
Swope Art Museum
African American Images and Artists from the Swope Collection *
January 13 through March 21

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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:

Resource Library selectively publishes publicity articles concerning retrospective exhibitions of artist organizations' individual members at museums or art centers. Artist organizations include cooperatives, clubs and other membership societies.

Revisions of dates are accepted and encouraged in order for calendars to be as accurate as possible. 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 art venues to visit Indexed by State within the United States. Call the museum in advance to see if you can:

Exhibition dates may and do change without prior notice from museums to TFAO. Always verify dates directly with museums before visiting their exhibitions.

Museums often have closed days. Mondays are common in the USA but sometimes there are other closed days or multiple closed days. It's a good idea to arrive early or late in the day when there are less crowds. Many museums have tours for school children in the morning, causing increased traffic. Some museums have evening hours and many offer free days throughout the year.

When arriving you can get an idea of what the museum considers it's most cherished works by scanning the postcards in the museum gift shop. Or take a look through books that describe the museum's collection. Larger museums have kiosks, brochures, and even computer rooms for viewing the collection on a screen.

To enrich your visit you may enjoy reading TFAO's Museums Explained. Also, to learn how museums put together exhibitions and tour them, please see TFAO's Planning, Organizing and Touring Art 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 may send 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.

* indicates inquiry made by TFAO regarding this exhibition.

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.

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