Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium

October 26-29, 2017

As the largest Western themed event in the South, thousands of participants are expected to visit the four-day Festival & Symposium, which is packed with events such as gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art-related events with Featured Artist Howard Postconcert by Featured Entertainer Sons of the Pioneers, children’s activities, Cowboy Church, and so much more! For a full schedule of events, click here.

Ansel Adams: The Masterworks

Through November 5, 2017 – Picturing America Gallery

Booth Museum has acknowledged the growth and importance of photography as a fine art medium with a new permanent photography gallery, Picturing America. In conjunction with the gallery opening, Ansel Adams: The Masterworks showcases 30 photographs from an edition known as The Museum Set – images hand selected, printed, and signed by Adams himself. Exhibited together for the first time ever, these images are loaned from the personal collection of Virginia Adams Mayhew, Ansel’s granddaughter.

Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line V

Through December 31, 2017 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This is the fifth installment in the Booth’s signature triennial exhibition series, featuring seldom seen great works of Western art from public and private Southern collections. Included are more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photographs and objects in a wide range of range of media and styles covering over 100 years of art history. Sweet Tea V is sponsored in part by A New Dimension Graphic Design & Printing, Inc., Susan & Bill Brogdon, Robin & Mike Farrens, Medicine Man Gallery, Zaplin Lampert Gallery, and Georgia Public Broadcasting (Official Media Partner).

Image: © William Herbert ‘Buck’ Dunton, Bucking Bronco, 1906, oil on canvas, 37 x 26”, Collection of Craig and Deirdre Macnab

OPENING OCTOBER 26

The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post

October 26, 2017 – February 4, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

After working as a commercial artist for a period, Howard Post decided in 1980 to paint the lifestyle he knew best – the Arizona ranch traditions and the Arizona landscape. Post is known for his unique aerial perspectives and modern, impressionistic viewpoint. A distant ranch house, cowboys sitting on fence rails, or cattle clustered in a corral are all subjects brought to life by Post’s keen imagination. His use of high perspectives renders people and animals in his works with exceptionally strong shapes and patterns, along with strong, orderly shadow patterns cast by the figures of cattle, cowboys, trees, or fences.

Image: Howard Post, Along the San Pedro, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm). Private Collection.