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.
Art for Lunch: What is a Frame Gilder?
May 4, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Discover the story of how art frames are made from Master Frame Gilder Mark Reynolds. Mark will describe how he restores classic frames and makes reproductions based on the originals for Western masterpieces by Remington, Russell and others. Lunch will be available for $8.00 plus tax and will feature a taco salad bar with all the fixings, Oreo pudding for dessert and your choice of tea or water. No outside food or beverages. With lunch being served, attendees are encouraged to arrive early. The program is included with admission to the Museum.
What’s the Rush? Georgia, California and the Gold that Connected Them
May 6, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mark your calendars now for this one-day special event! Students will explore the history of both the Georgia Gold Rush and California Gold Rush on the Museum Festival Grounds and inside both Bartow History Museum and Booth Museum. Enjoy living history presentations, pan for gold, trade for goods, discover where gold was found, visit a boom town, and so much more! Cost: $5.00 for students, $3.00 plus tax for adults and includes admission to both museums. Call 770-387-3849 to reserve space for your group of 10 or more.
Booth Artists’ Guild Exhibition Opening Reception
May 19, 5:00 pm – Borderlands Gallery
See the exhibition and meet the artists featured in the Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition. Light refreshments will be available in Borderlands Meeting Room. Following the opening reception, Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to attend an evening lecture at 7:00 pm featuring sculptor Vic Payne in Bergman Theatre.
Evening Lecture with Sculptor Vic Payne
May 19, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
With a career spanning more than 35 years, Vic Payne is a renowned Western sculptor and artist. As a second generation sculptor, Payne’s work can be found in private, corporate, municipal and museum collections around the world. He strives to depict the spirit of the West, the land and its inhabitants through his wildlife, Native American and Western sculptures. Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear Payne discuss his career as a sculptor and learn more about his piece in the Booth Collection, Eagle Catcher.
Art for Lunch: The Art & Life of Frederic Remington
June 1, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Join Laura Foster, director and curator with the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY as she discusses the details of Remington’s life, his art career and the creation of the Museum following his death. 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.
Summer Entertainment Series: An Evening with Belinda Gail
June 16, 7:00 pm – Booth Ballroom
A vibrant and natural entertainer, and one of the most sought after women performing Western music today, Belinda Gail will present a dinner concert filled with inspiring Western music. Known as “America’s Western Sweetheart,” Gail is a seven time Female Performer of the Year by the Western Music Association. The evening will include a delicious dinner prepared by the Booth Café, a cash bar, and excellent entertainment. Doors open at 6:00 pm for dinner and entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and $30 plus tax for not-yet-members and can be purchased by visiting the Museum or by calling 770-387-1300.
Summer Entertainment Series: Bullets and Ballads
July 21, 7:00 pm – Booth Ballroom
Spend an evening reminiscing about your favorite Western movies and Hollywood cowboys in a special performance of Bullets and Ballads with Jim Dunham and Jim Dorsett. Watch as Dunham does amazing gun tricks like the cowboys of the silver screen while Dorsett performs classic songs from Western movies. The evening will include a delicious dinner prepared by the Booth Café, a cash bar, and excellent entertainment. Doors open at 6:00 pm for dinner and entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and $30 plus tax for not-yet-members and can be purchased by visiting the Museum or by calling 770-387-1300.
National Day of the Cowboy
July 23, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Entertainment! Activities! Demonstrations! Join us for a celebration of honoring the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage. Highlights will include family fun, music, Western shootouts, storytelling, chuck wagon cooking (and eating!), Western marketplace, rope and whip demos, special guests, Cowboy characters, and much more! Admission to the Museum Festival Grounds is free. Wear your Western attire and receive $2.00 off regular admission to Booth Western Art Museum. For additional information, click here.
Member Appreciation: Children’s Day
July 23, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Member Appreciation: Children’s Day is a special way for the Museum to say thank you to our members who have children or grandchildren. Bring the kids for an activity-packed afternoon featuring puppet shows, Western critter demonstrations, art activities, face painting, balloon animals, free cookies and drinks, a double-discount in the Booth Store, and so much more!
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 purchase. 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
August 20, 4:00 pm – 8:00 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!
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.
Booth Photography Guild Exhibition Awards Reception
September 10, 3:00 pm – 5:00 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 – 4:00 pm. At 4:00 pm, the exhibition awards will be presented in Bergman Theatre.
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.
14th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
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
October 22, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
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
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.
Art for Lunch: TBD
January 4, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Evening Lecture: TBD
January 19, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
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.
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.
Art for Lunch: TBD
April 5, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Evening Lecture: TDB
April 20, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre