2009 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations



Allentown Art Museum
A Force for Change: African American Art and The Julius Rosenwald Fund *
September 13 through January 10
Also from RL: A Force for Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund (3/5/09)
Amon Carter Museum
Views and Visions: Prints of the American West, 1820-1970 *
September 19 through January 10
Asheville Art Museum
Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space *
September 19 through February 7
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Gary T. Erbe: Forty Year Retrospective *
September 9 Through November 8
Brandywine River Museum
Inventive and Intrepid: Illustrations by Rockwell Kent *
September 12 through November 19
Brookgreen Gardens
The Wild West: Historic and Contemporary Sculpture *
September 12 through November 1
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Days Lumberyard Studios 1915-1972 *
September 5 through November 15
Glimpses of a Provincetown Collection
September 19 through November 15 *
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Sargent and the Sea*
September 12 through January 3
de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University
The Art of Richard Mayhew: Journey's End*
September 26 through December 4
Frye Art Museum
Open Roads and Bedside Tables: American Modernism in the Frye Collection*
September 26 through January 10
Getty (J. Paul) Museum
Irving Penn: Small Trades*
September 9 through January 10
Hilliard University Art Museum - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Imprinting the South: Prints from the Collection of Lynn Barstis Williams and Stephen J. Goldfarb*
September 19 through December 31
Jersey City Museum
Hudson Views: A Celebration of the River*
September 17 through December 19
Koehnline Museum of Art
Gregory Orloff: Prints from the Great Depression*
September 3 through October 16
Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages
Under the Canopy of Heaven: Works by William Sidney Mount*
September 11 through June, 2010
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg's America*
September 13 through January 3
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Jim Henson's Fantastic World*
September 12 through November 29
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Prints and Prejudice: Woodcuts and Artifacts of the American Civil War*
September 18 through December 13
Museum of International Folk Art
A Century of Masters: The NEA National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico*
September 27 - January 16
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Hide & Seek: Picturing Childhood*
September 26 through February 14
Noyes Museum of Art
Frank Hyder: Poems from a Threatened Eden*
September 11 through January 10
Parrish Art Museum
American Views: Landscape Paintings from the Collection of the Parrish Art Museum*
September 27 through November 29
Smithsonian American Art Museum
What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect *
September 4 through November 29
Walsh (Thomas J.) Art Gallery at Fairfield University
Robert January: Art & Human Consciousness *
September 16 through December 6



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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