2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations




Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
Joe Lorusso *
April 18 through June 7
American Folk Art Museum
The Treasure of Ulysses Davis (1914 - 1990) *
April 21 through September 6
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum
Telling Stories Out of School: Midwest Illustrators
April 11 through June 21 *
Booth Western Art Museum
Wild at Heart: Selections from the National Museum of Wildlife Art *
April 11 through July 19
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection *
April 5 through June 21
El Paso Museum of Art
Manuel Acosta: Una retrospectiva de su trabajo *
April 5 through June 21
Fenimore Art Museum
New Additions / New Perspectives: American Indian Art *
April 1 through December 31
Florence Griswold Museum
Visions of Mood: Henry C. White Pastels *
April 18 through July 12
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Culprits, Innocents and Outsiders: Inspiration from the Heartland *
April 29 through August 29
Mississippi Museum of Art
American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast *
April 11 through July 12
Monterey Museum of Art
Made in Monterey *
April 18 through October 25
Museum of Wisconsin Art
Public & Personal: The Paintings and Photographs of Bernhard Schneider *
April 1 through June 28
Nevada Museum of Art
Helen Lundeberg, History of Transportation *
April 11 through December 6
Springfield Museums
Wild Life Captured: Woodcuts by Elliot Offner *
April 7 through September 30
South Dakota Art Museum
George Longfish, A Retrospective *
April 21 through August 30
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
A Restrospective of the Art of the late Laurent Smith *
through May 30
William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut
Luigi Lucioni's American Countryside *
April 4 through May 10
Worcester Art Museum
Rona Pondick: The Metamorphosis of an Object *
April 18 through October 11

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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