Don Coen: The Migrant Series

Through July 24, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Created by Colorado-based artist Don Coen, these 15 large-scale realistic portraits tell the visual story of migrant farmers in today’s United States. The images highlight the unique personalities of each subject and their work ethic. Painted between 2001 and 2010, the series comes from hundreds of hours Coen spent in fields making studies and taking photos in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Florida. His aim is to give these hard-working men and women an identity along with an expression of gratitude.


Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands

Through July 3 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Michael Naranjo grew up in a New Mexico pottery family and went to school to study sculpture, but service in Vietnam threatened his dream. A grenade explosion took his eyesight and left his right hand severely wounded. Despite these limitations Naranjo has created well over 100 important works including many monuments. Drawn from the Collection of Tia, this exhibition surveys more than 30 works from throughout his 45-year career.


New Acquisitions

Through July 31 – Bergman Theatre Gallery

This exhibit represents works of art that are new to the Booth Museum Permanent Collection. These pieces have been donated or acquired during the last two years and are representative of twelve artists. For eight of these artists, this is the first time a piece of their work is being exhibited at the Booth.

Image: © Maeve Eichelberger, Mud, 2015, mixed media, 42 x 50

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Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary and Primary Art Exhibit

Through May 8 – 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 elementary and primary schools in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the 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 of their school art programs.

Image: © Joshua McBurnett, Still Life with Sun Flowers, 5th Grade

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