By Month

Exhibition openings, artist lectures, books signings and more take place throughout the year at Booth Western Art Museum. See the schedule below for a full list of all upcoming events and exhibitions.

August

Art for Lunch: Still in the Saddle: The Hollywood Western, 1969-1980
August 3, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
In Still in the Saddle, author Andrew Patrick Nelson offers readers a new history of the Hollywood Western in the 1970s, a time when filmmakers tried to revive the genre by appealing to a diverse audience that included a new generation of socially conscious viewers. Nelson is Assistant Professor of Film History and Critical Studies at Montana State University. He is author of Still in the Saddle: The Hollywood Western, 1969-1980 (Oklahoma, 2015), editor of Contemporary Westerns: Film and Television since 1990 (Scarecrow, 2013), and coeditor of The Films of Delmer Daves (Edinburgh, 2016). He completed his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2011, and has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. Lunch will be available for $8 plus tax. The menu will feature salad, cheese ravioli, bread sticks, brownies, sweet & unsweet tea, and ice water. Nelson’s books will be available to purchase in the Museum Store and the author will be available to sign the books.

Member Appreciation: An Evening for Adults (age 21+)
August 20, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis. At 4:00 pm Collectors Eric and Lynda Sermon will lead a gallery walk through the exhibition and discuss selected works. At 5:00 pm, head to the Atrium for a chili bar and drinks featuring wine and craft brews. Enjoy live entertainment from a DJ and special musical guests. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, we will take an in-depth look into the creation of this exhibition with a panel discussion featuring the Sermons and Brett Abbott, Curator of Photography and Head of Collections at the High Museum in Atlanta. Following the panel discussion, indulge in the coffee and dessert bar. Wear your Western wear, meet Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins, and take advantage of a double-discount in the Booth Store! To RSVP for An Evening for Adults, click here.

Booth Photography Guild Exhibition Awards Reception
August 27, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join members of the Booth Photography Guild for the official exhibition opening of the Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition in Borderlands Gallery from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. At 5:00 pm, the exhibition awards will be presented in Bergman Theatre.

September

Art for Lunch: Seth’s Travels and New Art
September 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Join Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins for his annual review of interesting people and places he has recently visited. He will also discuss the new art hanging in the Booth Museum galleries. Lunch will be available for $8.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. With lunch being served, attendees are encouraged to arrive early. The program is included with admission to the Museum.

Craig Johnson Returns to The Booth!
September 15, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Back by popular demand, New York Times best-selling author Craig Johnson will join Members and guests for a discussion of his newest release, An Obvious Fact, the twelfth novel in the Walt Longmire series. Following the program, Johnson will be available to sign books in the Museum Store. Lunch will be available for $8.00 plus tax. Program included with admission to the Museum.

Gallery Walk, Exhibition Opening and Evening Lecture with Everett Raymond Kinstler
September 15, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond. At 4:30 pm Kinstler will lead a gallery walk through the exhibition and discuss selected works. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, we will take an in-depth look into the creation of this exhibition with world-renowned portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler. These activities are free for Booth Museum Members and included with general admission for not-yet members.

Painting Demonstration with Everett Raymond Kinstler
September 16, 10:00 am – Bergman Theatre
World-renowned portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler will lead a painting demonstration as part of the opening ceremonies for his exhibition, Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond at Booth Western Art Museum. Kinstler has painted seven U.S. Presidents (including two official White House portraits), Katherine Hepburn, Tony Bennett, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman and John Wayne, just to name a few. Tickets are $25 for Booth Museum Members and $30 for not-yet-members. To purchase tickets, call Marcia Dillard at 770-387-3849. To view the painting demo promo flyer, click here.

October

14th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
October 20-23
Enjoy entertainment throughout the four day event, including Western music, Gunfight re-enactments, demonstrations of Native American dances, and so much more! The Kids Corner of the Festival & Symposium will feature a petting zoo, inflatables, mechanical bull rides, and a variety of free activities for children. For a full schedule of events, click here.

Passport to the West
October 20, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Bring your students to Booth Museum for an unforgettable Western experience. History comes alive for students with demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, Frontier-era photography, spinning, beading, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, and life at a trading post. Living history performer,  Little Big Mountain, will present programs on Native American culture. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 plus tax for adults; free for teachers. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. The Passport to the West program is also available for scheduling on Friday, October 21 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Exhibition Opening and Featured Artists Evening Lecture
October 20, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to attend the opening of 65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey. Featured Artist Merrill Mahaffey will conduct a gallery walk at 4:30 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Mahaffey will discuss his artistic career. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Marty Haggard
October 22, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
With one of the most famous father’s in music, Marty Haggard shares the behind-the-scenes life of what it was like growing up with his world-famous dad, Merle Haggard. Only a handful of musicians have had an impact on the music industry as Merle, having influenced everything from bluegrass to rock ‘n roll prior to his passing in April 2016. With an intimate acoustic duo set, Marty’s remarkable similarity to his father’s voice will entertain audiences in a concert covering the lengthy career of The Hag. His love for his Dad and his music inspired him to begin a project which he titled A Tribute To Merle Haggard, “My Dad”. With two tribute CD’s under his belt (and another one in the works), Marty delivers the songs and stories about his legendary father’s music – as only a member of the family could! Tickets are $25 + tax for Booth Museum Members and are available for pre-purchase August 1-31. Tickets are $30 + tax for not-yet-members and will be available for purchase beginning September 1. To purchase tickets call 770-387-1300 or visit the Museum. Presented by South 93.5. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

November

Art for Lunch: TBD
November 2, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Exhibition Opening Reception: 13th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 17, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Borderlands Gallery
Members and guests are invited to view the 13th Annual Kids Cowboy Up! exhibition featuring artwork by members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program. Refreshments will be served in Borderlands Meeting Room from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Evening Lecture: TBD
November 17, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

December

Pictures with Cowboy Santa, Children’s Saturday & Store Open House
December 3, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to visit Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Store from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm and have their picture made.  From 10:30 am to Noon, an ornament decorating activity will be held in the Booth Sculpture Court; and throughout the day, special sales will be offered in the Museum Store.

Art for Lunch: F.D.R. and Pearl Harbor Day
December 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Join Booth Western Art Museum Director of Special Projects Jim Dunham as he portrays former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. “December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy…” Jim will recite portions of F.D.R.’s historical Pearl Harbor speech and discuss his fireside chat radio programs between 1933 and 1944. Lunch will be available for $8.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. With lunch being served, attendees are encouraged to arrive early. The program is included with admission to the Museum.

January

Art for Lunch: TBD
January 4, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Evening Lecture: TBD
January 19, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

February

Art for Lunch: TBD
February 1, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Presidents’ Day at Booth Museum
February 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Special day for Home School students in grades 2-12. Celebrate Presidents’ Day at Booth Western Art Museum and Bartow History Museum! Explore the Presidential Gallery, participate in art activities and make discoveries about the Presidents at both museums.

Boots N’ Saddles Pre-Gala Party
February 24, 7:00 pm
Join friends of the Booth for cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, surprises, and just a darn good time! Dress casual and wear your Western attire. For more information click here.

For the Love of Art Gala & Art Auction
February 25, 5:30 pm
The Booth’s annual fundraising gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner, live art auction, and live entertainment.  The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Booth Western Art Museum Lifetime Achievement Award to great illustrator and artist Robert McGinnis.  For more information click here.

March

Art for Lunch: TBD
March 1, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

14th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
March 9 – 11
Join us for a three-day celebration of the West including art exhibitions; Featured Artist; Featured Entertainer concert; finals of the Writing Through Art Literary Contest; children’s activities; the largest chuck wagon cook-off east of the Mississippi; and much more! For a full schedule of events, click here.

April

Art for Lunch: TBD
April 5, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Evening Lecture: TDB
April 20, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

May

Art for Lunch: TBD
May 3, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Evening Lecture: TDB
May 18, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

June

Art for Lunch: TBD
June 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Summer Entertainment Series: TDB
June 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Booth Ballroom

July

Summer Entertainment Series: TDB
July 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Booth Ballroom