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.

 

February

Presidents’ Day at Booth Museum
February 15, 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 19, 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 20, 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 entertainment with Granville Automatic.  The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Booth Western Art Museum Lifetime Achievement Award to artist Tom Hill.  For more information click here.

March

Art for Lunch: Landscapes for the People
March 2, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
George Alexander Grant is an unknown elder in the field of American landscape photography, yet millions of people have viewed his photographs. Grant was the First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service and it was his job to visually document the dramatic expansion of the National Park Service during the New Deal. Grant’s images are the work of a master craftsman just like those of his predecessors and peers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and others. Join authors Ren and Helen Davis as they discuss their newest book Landscapes for the People, the story of rediscovering a master of photography who documented our nation’s national treasures. Following the program, the Davises will be available to sign books in the Booth Museum Store. For more information on Landscapes for the People, click here.

13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
March 10 – 12
Join us for a three-day celebration of the West including art exhibitions; featured artist Michael Naranjo; 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 6, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Exhibition Opening and Evening Lecture: Don Coen: The Migrant Series
April 16, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view a new exhibition Don Coen: The Migrant Series. 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.

May

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

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.

June

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

Summer Entertainment Series: TBD
June 16, 7:00 pm – Booth Ballroom

July

Art for Lunch: TBD
July 6, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Summer Entertainment Series: TBD
July 21, 7:00 pm – Booth Ballroom

August

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

13th Booth Birthday Party & Member Appreciation Day
August 20, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Celebrate Booth’s 13th Birthday with a day full of activities including continuous entertainment in Bergman Theatre, art activities throughout the Museum, and a free lunch for Museum Members.

September

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

Evening Lecture: TBD
September 15, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

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 the newest exhibition at Booth. The Featured Artist 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, the Featured Artist will discuss his/her 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

November

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

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: TBD
December 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

January

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

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