2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations





Albany (NY) Institute of History and Art
HUDSON RIVER PANORAMA: 400 Years of History, Art and Culture *
February 7 through January 3
Arizona State University Art Museum
Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser *
February 14 through May 16
Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
Love Story *
February 1 through May 3
Austin Museum of Art
Lordy Rodriguez: States of America *
February 21 through May 17
Boston University Art Galleries
Sidney Hurwitz: 50 Years of Prints *
February 13 through March 29
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Visions of the Southwest from the Diane and Sam Stewart Art Collection *
February 13 through July 3
California Historical Society Museum
Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present *
February 19 through August 15
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts / Mitchell Museum
The Art of Jazz *
February 28 through May 3
Claremont Museum of Art
James Hueter: A Retrospective *
February 22 through May 3
Columbus Museum - Georgia
By Native Hands: Native American Basketry from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art *
February 8 through June 14
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Modernists in New Mexico: Works from a Private Collector *
February 13 through May 10
Hillstrom Museum of Art
Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art *
February 16 through April 19
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures: American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections *
February 22 through May 3
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Native American Picture Books of Change *
February 15 through January 2
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Harlem Renaissance *
February 5 through April 19
Palm Springs Art Museum
Wayne Thiebaud: Seventy Years of Painting *
February 11 through May 9
Pensacola Museum of Art
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art *
February 27 through April 25
San Antonio Museum of Art
Marcia Gygli King: Botanical Paintings *
February 5 through April 12
Seattle Art Museum
George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings *
February 26 through May 24
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery *
February 26 through May 24, 2009
Spertus Museum
African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund *
February 6 through July 5
Smart Museum of Art - University of Chicago
Your Pal, Cliff: Selections from the H.C. Westermann Study Collection
February 19 through June 14
Springville Museum of Art
Redrock, Sage & Pinon *
February 28 through May 3
Stark Museum of Art
Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist *
February 10 through May 24
Tyler Museum of Art
Scenes from the American West: The Phelan Collection *
February 22 through May 17
Utah Museum of Fine Arts at University of Utah
Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art *
February 10 through January 3
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Labor and Leisure: Works by African-American Artists from the Permanent Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts *
February 4 through May 3
Walker Art Center
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton *
February 14 through June 14
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Three Maryland Artists *
February 14 through June 14


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.

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