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October 26 – 29, 2017

Little & Laura  East Meets West  Jim Dunham

Thursday, October 26

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: Museum open

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 plus tax for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. The Passport to the West program is available for scheduling on Friday, October 27 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. To view and/or print the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

4:30 pm: Gallery Walk and Exhibition Opening – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to be among the first to view Howard Post: Western Perspectives. Known for his unique aerial perspectives and modern, impressionistic viewpoint, Howard Post showcases the Arizona ranch traditions and landscapes with exceptionally strong shapes and patterns, along with strong, orderly shadow patterns cast by the figures of cattle, cowboys, tress, or fences.

5:30 pm: Howard Post: Western Perspectives Reception – Atrium
An exhibition opening reception will be held in the Museum’s Atrium. Meet Featured Artist Howard Post. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture with Howard Post – Bergman Theatre
After working as a commercial artist for a period, Post decided in 1980 to paint the lifestyle he knew best, the West. Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear Post discuss his career as an artist.

Friday, October 27

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 plus tax for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. To view and/or print the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Painting Demonstration and Conversation with Artist Howard Post – Bergman Theatre
In third grade Howard Post decided to become an artist. When he was told he couldn’t make a living as an artist he became an illustrator. That career exposed him to many different approaches and subjects and taught him discipline. “You can’t sit around waiting for inspiration,” he says. Today, this native Arizonan is considered a master impressionist who shows the contemporary West in a modern fashion. This event will be moderated by Booth Executive Director Seth Hopkins. Registration is $30 for Booth Museum Members and $40 for not-yet-members. Presented by the Booth Art Academy. Click here for more information.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Western Art History SymposiumBergman Theatre
A series of two lecture-style presentations lasting 45 minutes with time for questions and answers at the end and a break for lunch. The Western Art History Symposium is included with general admission to the Museum. Programming to be determined.

Saturday, October 28

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum open.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Southeastern Cowboy FestivalMuseum Festival Grounds
Enjoy three stages of continuous entertainment including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing, living history encampments of pioneer skills from bygone days, a Western marketplace, and fun and free children’s activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, chalk art, Western Town Bouncy House, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and more! From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, enjoy a Chalk Art Demonstration with students from Harrison and Kennesaw Mountain High Schools! Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more. And, don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

7:00 pm: Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Sons of the Pioneers – Grand Theatre
For more than 75 years, the Sons of the Pioneers have performed the music of the American West – the landscape, people, and culture. Signature songs such as Tumbling Tumbleweed, Cool Water and Ghost Riders in the Sky, have become forever entwined into the very fabric of the West. Their songs are unabashed love songs to the West, one of the things that makes them different. Tickets will be available at a later date. Presented by South 93.5.

Sunday, October 29

11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

11:00 am: Cowboy Church Museum Festival Grounds
Led by Pastor Jason Lyle of The Open Range Church, Cowboy Church is a non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music.

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Southeastern Cowboy FestivalMuseum Festival Grounds
Enjoy two stages of continuous entertainment including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing, living history encampments of pioneer skills from bygone days, a Western marketplace, and fun and free children’s activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, yard art, a Western Town Bouncy House, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and Sweet Pea the Clown will thrill youngsters with GIANT bubbles from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more. And, don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!


ADMISSION

Adults – $12 plus tax
Seniors (65 and over) – $10 plus tax
Students – $9 plus tax
Children 12 & Under – FREE
Booth Museum Members – FREE
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
Concert and School Programs require an additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information.


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