2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations





Brandywine River Museum
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey *
March 21 through May 17
Bruce Museum
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1844-1896 *
March 28 through July 5
Brunnier Art Museum and Christian Petersen Art Museum
N. C. Wyeth: America in the Making *
March 10 through August 9
Cape Ann Historical Museum
Seascapes by Howard A. Curtis (1906-1989) *
March 7 through May 31
Cheekwood Museum of Art
Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry *
March 14 through June 14
Denver Art Museum
Rock Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1965­71 *
March 21 through July 19
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell *
March 8 through May 31
Fresno Metropolitan Museum
Anna Richards Brewster: American Impressionist
March 28 through June 14
Greenville County Museum of Art
Andrew Wyeth: The Greenville Collection *
March 11 through October 11
Jersey City Museum
Industrial Strength: Precisionism and New Jersey *
March 19 through August 23
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Martin & Muñoz: Wayward Bound *
March 1 through May 31
Joslyn Art Museum
The Indian Portrait Gallery of Thomas L. McKenney *
March 7 through June 14
Laguna Art Museum
Roger Kuntz: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction *
March 8 through May 24
Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages
A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of Long Island's North Fork *
March 7 through July 12,
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Elizabeth Enders: Landscape/ Language/Line *
March 7 through August 23
Montclair Art Museum
The Wyeths: Three Generations *
March 8 through July 19
New Britain Museum of American Art
The Eight and American Modernisms *
March 6 through May 24
New York Academy of Art
Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist *
March 31 through April 28
Saginaw Art Museum
Eanger Irving Couse *
March 1 through May 10
Society of the Four Arts
March 13 through April 19
American Impressionism: Paintings from The Phillips Collection *
Walsh (Thomas J.) Art Gallery at Fairfield University
Robert Vickrey: The Magic Of Realism *
March 23 through April 26

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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