Howard Terpning: 70 Years of Art

Through March 26, 2017 – Special Exhibition Gallery

By nearly any measure – awards, sales records, critical acclaim or collector demand – Howard Terpning is the most accomplished living Western artist. While there have been several major exhibitions of his work over the years, there has never been a true retrospective exhibition. Booth Western Art Museum will correct this oversight with Howard Terpning: 70 Years of Art, an exhibition focusing on four major segments of his artistic output – early illustrations, movie posters for major motion pictures (including The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind), combat art from a tour with the United States Marines in Vietnam as a civilian combat artist, and nearly 40 major paintings from his fine art career. For the first time, the art gathered together will introduce audiences to the steppingstones of his early career that led to his masterful paintings that today sell for upwards of $2 million at auction. The official exhibition opening reception is February 24 in conjunction with Boots ‘N’ Saddles.

Image: © Howard Terpning, Trail Along the Backbone, 2001, oil on canvas, 45 x 55”, Booth Western Art Museum Permanent Collection, Cartersville, GA

Embrace the Struggle: The Art of Chris Navarro

Through June 11 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This display of over 30 sculpture and large scale photographs of monumental projects around the country shows how Navarro overcame the struggles of evolving from bull rider to professional bronze artist. Tackling a wide range of subjects, the artist has developed a style much sought after by committees wishing to commission a monument.

Image: © Chris Navarro, Heck of a Wreck, 2011, bronze, 29 x 26 x 16”

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition

Through April 9 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum, we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit is the product of students from the middle and high schools in the Bartow County, Cartersville City, and Excel Christian Academy School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the high schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work from their school art programs.

Image: © Cierra Knight, Shanghai Night, 12th Grade, Cass High School

2017 Olmsted Collectors Preview Exhibition

Through March 30 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

The 2017 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is a 7-day event featuring 30 of the world’s greatest collectible artists producing beautiful landscape paintings. As the most prestigious invitational Plein Air Painting competitions in the United States, the 2017 Olmsted Collectors Preview Exhibition showcases 30 paintings created by the Field of Invited Master Artists. The 2017 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is April 2-9, 2017 in Atlanta. Artwork in the Preview Exhibition is available for public purchase through the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.