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.


Evening Lecture: Touring the Wilderness of North America with Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer
January 19, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
Join the Prince of Wied, Maximilian, as he takes you on a tour of North America as he saw it in 1832-33-34. Using Karl Bodmer’s illuminating illustrations, Prince Maximilian will escort the audience on an adventure from the Grand Banks of Newfoundland to the Great Falls of the Missouri River, from New Harmony, Indiana to New Orleans, Louisiana. Travel with this intrepid explorer to meet America’s best scientific minds, explore the West in the wake of Lewis and Clark, camp among the Mandan, Lakota, Crow and Omaha and participate in traditional American Indian drumming songs. Storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis steps into the shoes of Prince Maximilian allowing the audience to step back in time. Blending history, science, art and cultural anthropology, the Prince gives us a unique view of America as he saw it in the early 1830s. Much of the text for this performance comes directly from his journals. The backdrop includes the landscapes, portraits, and scenes from everyday life painted by Karl Bodmer. Program included with admission.


Art for Lunch: Yoho National Park: A Canadian Gem with Photographer Peter Essick
February 1, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
National Geographic photographer Peter Essick will relate his experiences shooting in Yoho National Park, known as Canada’s Little Park of Wonders. Over several years, Essick captured the park in all seasons producing images for a major spread in National Geographic magazine, June 2015. Thirty-three of the images from these trips are on view in Borderlands Gallery. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

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, 6:30 pm
Join friends of the Booth for cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, surprises, and just a darn good time! The evening will also be a celebration of the career of Howard Terpning honoring his work on some of the most famous movie posters of all time and his mature career as one of the greatest Western artists of all times. Dress casual and wear your Western attire. For more information click here.

Brunch with Artists
February 25, 10:00 am – Hilton Garden Inn
To provide more of a well-rounded weekend experience for guests coming from out of town, Gala patrons will have the opportunity to attend a Brunch with Artists at the host hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn – Cartersville. This is an informal opportunity to mix and mingle with artists attending the Gala, including Booth Western Art Museum Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Robert McGinnis. For more information click here.

The Art of Movie Posters Symposium
February 25, 2:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
Honoring the evolution of two great artists, Robert McGinnis and Howard Terpning – whom both are recognized for their contributions to the movie poster art industry, Booth Museum Executive Director will lead an informative panel discussion on the artwork created for classic movie posters.  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 related events with Featured Artist Chris Navarro, Cowboy Concert with Featured Entertainers Belinda Gail and R.W. Hampton, children’s art activities; chuck wagon cooking demonstrations, 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


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

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


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


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


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

Evening Lecture: TDB
August 17, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre


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

Evening Lecture: TDB
September 21, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre


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

15th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
October 26-29
As the largest Western themed event in the South, thousands of participants are expected to visit the four-day Festival & Symposium, which is packed with events such as gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art-related events with a Featured Artist, concert by Featured Entertainer Sons of the Pioneers, children’s activities, Cowboy Church, and so much more! For a full schedule of events, click here.

Passport to the West
October 26 & 27, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
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. Passport to the West is available for scheduling on Friday, October 27 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Exhibition Opening and Featured Artist Evening Lecture
October 26, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to attend an exhibition opening by our Featured Artist. The artist will conduct a gallery walk at 4:30 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium beginning at 5:30 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear the Featured Artist discuss his/her career as an artist. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Western Art History Symposium
October 27, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
A series of four 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. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival
October 28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Enjoy three stages of entertainment! Re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Western music, Native American dancing, living history encampments, and more! Shop for Western art, jewelry, clothing, food, pottery, and more! Cowpoke Corner includes free children’s art projects, hay bale calf roping, Western Bouncy House, Little Red Barn Petting Zoo and Chalk Art Demonstrations! For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Sons of the Pioneers
October 28, 7:00 pm – 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. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival
October 29, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
The final day of the Festival & Symposium will begin with Cowboy Church, a non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music. The Cowboy Festival & Symposium will then continue with another full day of entertainment, children’s activities and the Western marketplace from noon to 5:00 pm on the Festival Grounds. For a full schedule of events during the Festival & Symposium, click here.


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

Evening Lecture: TDB
September 16, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre


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