2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations




Amon Carter Museum
The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper *
June 6 through August 23
Bellevue Art Museum
The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf *
June 27 through October 18
Brandywine River Museum
Fruits of Summer: Nineteenth Century American Still Life *
June 6 through September 7
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
An Artist with the Corps of Discovery: One Hundred Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark *
June 6 through August 30
Clark (Sterling and Francine) Art Institute
Dove/O'Keeffe: Circles of Influence *
June 7 through September 7
Farnsworth Art Museum
Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope *
June 20 through October 25
Freer Gallery of Art
Texture of Night: James McNeill Whistler *
June 6 through June 2010
Frick Collection
Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection *
June 2 through August 23
Great Plains Art Museum - U. of Nebraska
The History and Artistry of Plains Indian Beadwork *
June 5 through August 30
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
Kindred Spirits and the Adobe Connection: E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp *
June 19 through October 18
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art *
June 30 through October 12
Milwaukee Art Museum
The Eight and American Modernisms *
June 6 through August 23
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Patrons Without Peer: Selections from the McCloy Collection *
June 13 through October 11
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
June 27 through September 2
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Sidney Goodman: Man in the Mirror *
June 26 through September 20,
Polk Museum of Art
Shelter *
June 6 through August 23
Portsmouth Athenaeum
Selections from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art *
June 5 through October 31
Richmond Art Museum
Edna Stubbs Cathell *
June 7 through August 2
Tucson Museum of Art
DeGrazia: A Modernist Perspective *
June 13 through October 25



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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