2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations




Alaska State Museum
Da-Ka-Xeen Mehner: Solo Artist Exhibit *
May 1 through October 18
Asheville Art Museum
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art *
May 22 through August 23
Bellevue Art Museum
Judy Hill: The Self Transparent, From the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinksy *
May 19 through January 3
Bryan Memorial Gallery
Masters of Vermont, The Men *
May 24 through July 12
Columbus Museum of Art - Ohio
George Tooker: A Retrospective *
May 1 through September 6
The Architecture of Painting: Charles Burchfield, 1920 *
May 22 through August 2
Crocker Art Museum
Fantasies and Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print *
May 8 through July 19
Farnsworth Art Museum
Jamie Wyeth - Seven Deadly Sins *
May 16 through August 30
Fenimore Art Museum
America's Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800-1900 *
May 23 through December 31
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston *
May 9 through September 13
Koehnline Museum of Art
Ink Paintings by Qigu Jiang: Figures *
May 7 through June 18
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Pastoral Vermont: The Paintings and Etchings of Luigi Lucioni *
May 21 through August 15
Making Sense of Thomas Kinkade *
May 21 through August 9
Morris Museum of Art
Stories to Tell, Memories to Keep: Folk Art in the South *
May 16 through August 30
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Fly Now! Aviation Posters from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum *
May 15 through August 16
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
George Segal: Street Scenes *
May 9 through August 2
Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center
Jorge Santos *
May 22 through August 22
Orange County Museum of Art
Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Pierce *
May 3 through September 6
Rockwell Museum
Sewing the Seeds: 200 Years of Iroquois Glass Beadwork *
May 23 through October 4
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow *
May 2 through August 16
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, Paintings 1964-2007 *
May 16 through August 22
Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Robert DeWeese: A Look Ahead *
May 15 through July 15


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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