2010 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations





Art Institute of Chicago
American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago: From World War I to 1955 *
January 30 through April 4
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Mary Cassatt: Works on Paper *
January 20 through April 11
Booth Western Art Museum
The Kenneth M. Freeman Legacy Exhibition - Artist at Work *
January 10 through May 2
Brookgreen Gardens
Anna Hyatt Huntington: A Collecting Eye*
January 30 through April 25
Brunnier Art Museum and Christian Petersen Art Museum
The American Scene: Rural Images from a Turbulent Era *
January 12 through May 8
A Witness to Waste: The Prints of Jay N. Darling *
January 12 through May 8
Cape Cod Museum of Art
ON COMMON GROUND: Still Life from the Collection *
January 30 through April 25
Erie Art Museum
Making it Better: Folk Art in Pennsylvania Today *
January 15 through April 11
Frick Art & Historical Center
1934: A New Deal for Artists *
January 30 through April 25
Frye Art Museum
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History *
January 23 through May 31
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Susan Rothenberg: Moving in Place *
January 22 through May 16
Hockaday Museum of Art
Montana Expressions *
January 7 through February 6
Honolulu Academy of Arts
A Year of Charles Bartlett: Bartlett in Java and Ceylon *
January 28 through June 6
Huntington Museum of Art
Celebrating One Hundred Years of Scouting *
January 23 through February 21
Museum of Arts & Design
Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey *
January 26 through May 2
Museum of Photographic Arts
Seeing Beauty *
January 30 through January 23
Orlando Museum of Art
Nature and Spirit: American Landscape Painting from Florida Private Collections *
Jnauary 9 through March 21
Rockwell Museum
Human / Nature: Artists as Explorers in the Early American West *
January 15 through May 16
Utah Museum of Fine Arts at University of Utah
Continuing Allure: Utah's Red Rock *
January 14 through June 27
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Ships and Shorelines: William Bradford and Nineteenth Century American Marine Painting *
January 30 through May 30
William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut
From Amazing Stories to Weird Tales: Covering Pulp Fiction *
January 21 through March 14


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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