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.

September

SWAPtember Savings
September 1 – 30
Being a member matters! 18 metro-Atlanta attractions have banded together to create an extravaganza of savings opportunities for their members during SWAPtember, an event that encourages members to explore the other organizations throughout September. Here’s how it works: show your Booth Museum Membership card when you visit any of these participating Atlanta attractions between September 1–30, 2015 and receive great discounts. Discounts may be on the purchase of a membership or admission. Please check the website of the organization you are visiting for specific details and restrictions. The 18 metro-Atlanta attractions are: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center | Margaret Mitchell House, Booth Western Art Museum, The Breman Museum, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Center for Puppetry Arts, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, High Museum of Art, Historic Oakland Foundation, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Museum of Modern Design Atlanta, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Tellus Science Museum, and Zoo Atlanta. For additional information on SWAPtember, click here.

Art for Lunch: My Summer Vacation, New Art & the 2015 Member Trip
September 2, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Join Executive Director Seth Hopkins for his annual review of interesting people and places he visited over the summer.  He will also discuss the new art hanging in the Booth Museum galleries and highlight the upcoming 2015 Booth Museum Member trip to Oklahoma. The Art for Lunch menu will feature salad, beef & cheddar on a kaiser roll, tater tots, cheesecake drizzled with chocolate for dessert, and your choice of water and sweet or unsweetened tea.

October

Art for Lunch: Previewing Ansel Adams: before & AFTER
October 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Join Lumiere Gallery Owner Robert Yellowlees and Photographer John Mariana as they preview the upcoming exhibition Ansel Adams: before & AFTER. Robert is co-curating the exhibition and John is one of a dozen contemporary/living masters featured in the exhibition along with Adams, his predecessors and peers.

13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
October 22-25
Enjoy entertainment throughout the four day event, including Western music, fast draw competitions, 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 22, 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 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 23 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 22, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to attend the opening of the exhibition Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege. This unique exhibition features three of the youngest stars in the Western art world, Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott and Logan Hagege. Despite having much in common, sharing many of the same influences and often painting side-by-side on location, this exhibition showcases each artist’s distinctive style. Dean, Elliott and Hagege 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, as featured artists of the Festival & Symposium, Dean, Elliott and Hagege will discuss their artistic careers. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Featured Artists Painting Demonstration with Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, & Logan Hagege
October 23, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Bergman Theatre
Featuring three of the youngest stars in the Western art world, join us for this rare opportunity to watch Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, and Logan Hagege paint the same western scene in their own unique style. Tickets are $30 for Booth Museum Members and $40 for not-yet-members. To register for the artists demonstration call 770-387-3849. For additional information, click here.

Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Janie Fricke
October 24, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
From an Indiana farm girl to an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Janie Fricke has never lost the pure heart and love of music that launched her career. Early smash hits such as “Don’t Worry ‘ Bout Me Baby,” “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy,” “He’s a Heartache,” and “You’re Heart’s Not In It,” lead Fricke to multiple Female Vocalist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year awards. With a career spanning five decades, 23 albums, and 36 hit singles, Janie Fricke sings on. 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. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

November

Art for Lunch: Craig Johnson, New York Times best-selling author
November 4, 12:15 – 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, Wait for Signs, a collection of twelve Walt Longmire stories. Following the program, Johnson will be available to sign books in the Museum Store. Presented by the Booth Writers Guild.

Exhibition Opening and Evening Lecture: Ansel Adams: before & AFTER
November 14, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view Ansel Adams: before & AFTER. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Dr. Michael Adams, son of legendary photographer Ansel Adams, will speak on the legacy of his father. Tickets are $10 for Booth Museum Members (limited to 4 tickets per membership) and will be available for pre-purchase September 1-30. Tickets are $25 for not-yet-members and will be available beginning October 1. To purchase tickets during your allotted time frame, call 770-387-1300.

December

Art for Lunch: Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
December 2, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Nonfiction, Biographer T.J. Stiles newest book is a biography of George Armstrong Custer. Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America is Stiles attempt to show how Custer lived on a great wave of change that transformed America in the Civil War era. Following the presentation, Stiles will be available for a book signing. Lunch and books will be available for purchase. Presented by the Booth Writers Guild.

Pictures with Cowboy Santa, Children’s Saturday & Store Open House
December 5, 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.

January

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

Exhibition Opening and Evening Lecture with Michael Goettee
January 21, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view a new exhibition highlighting the work of Atlanta-based artist Michael Goettee. Refreshments will be served in Borderlands Meeting Room from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Michael will describe his love of the West as an artist living in the South.

Photography Symposium
January 23, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to a series of lectures featuring contemporary master photographers featured in the Ansel Adams: before & AFTER exhibition.

February

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

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: TBD
March 2, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

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.