2010 Museum Calendar

American Representational Art Exhibitions

Hosted by Non-Profit Museums and Organizations






Amon Carter Museum
American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art *
February 27 through May 30
Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
American Tonalism: Paintings of Poetry and Soul *
February 27 through June 6
Austin Museum of Art
American Letterpress: The Art of the Hatch Show Print *
February 13 through May 9
Columbia Museum of Art
The Chemistry of Color: Contemporary African-American Artists *
February 5 through May 9
Delaware Art Museum
Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney *
February 6 through May 16
Des Moines Art Center
Robyn O'Neil: The world has won. A final bow was taken.*
February 26 through May 23
Gilcrease Museum
The West of Olaf Seltzer *
February 6 through August 2
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
Rebecca Salsbury James: Paintings & Colchas *
February 8 through June 4
Heard Museum
February 27 through September
Honolulu Academy of Arts
From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper *
February 18 through May 2
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
The Treasure of Ulysses Davis *
February 12 through May 15
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Sketches to Sculptures: Rendered Reality, Sixty Years with Marshall M. Fredericks *
February 5 through June 12
McNay Art Museum
An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection *
February 3 through May 9
Middlebury College Museum of Art
American Paintings and Prints from Shelburne Museum *
February 12 through June 6
Mobile Museum of Art
Run Sheep Run: The World of John Austin Sands Monks (1850-1917) *
February 5 through April 18
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sargent and the Sea *
February 14 through May 23
Parrish Art Museum
Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making *
February 7 through April 11
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Millard Sheets: The Early Years *
February 14 through May 30
Santa Paula Art Museum
Celebrating the Founders: Organizers of the Santa Paula Art Show *
February 14 through May 30
Taft Museum of Art
Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914 *
February 5 through May 2
Tucson Museum of Art
¡Viva David Tineo! A Retrospective of Tucson's Muralist and Art Educator *
February 27 through July 3

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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