2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations




Cahoon Museum of American Art
American Masterworks on Paper from the Ken Ratner Collection *
July 21 through September 13
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era *
July 5 through October 4
El Paso Museum of Art
The Nesters *
July 1 through July 31
Florence Griswold Museum
Lyme in Mind: The Clement C. Moore Collection *
July 18 through October 18
Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College
California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints *
July 25 through September 20
Heckscher Museum of Art
Paper Chase: Works on Paper by William Merritt Chase and his Contemporaries *
July 11 through September 27
Hunter Museum of American Art
Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier *
July 7 through Augusst 9
Fresno Metropolitan Museum
I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art *
July 3 through August 30
Mint Museum of Art / Mint Museum of Craft+Design
The Nelson and Gretchen Grice Collection of Native American Art *
July 18 through October 11
The Monhegan Museum
A Painter's Paradise: Monhegan's Nineteenth-Century Artists *
July 1 through September 30
National Academy Museum
Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009 *
July 8 through November 15
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Marsden Hartley: The OMAA Legacy *
July 1 through September 6
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
In the Line of Fire / The Art of War / Personal Views ( 3 related exhibitions) *
July 18 through November 1
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England *
June 25 through October 12
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Unexpected Wegman: From the Collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art *
July 18 through January 24
Shelburne Museum
Warren Kimble's America *
July 15 through October 25
University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford
American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast *
July 25 through August 29
Wichita Art Museum
Fantasies and Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print *
July 30 through October 11
Williams College Museum of Art
Prendergast in Italy *
July 18 through September 20


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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