APRIL

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition Opening Reception
April 19, 5:00 pm – Borderlands Gallery
See the exhibition and meet the student-artists featured in the Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition. Light refreshments will be available in Borderlands Meeting Room.

Evening Entertainment: Classic Guitar Sounds and Songs, Western and Worldly
April 19, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
Classical guitarist Nicolas Deuson and vocalist Jonathan Pilkington will present a wide range of guitar driven songs from around the world including many from the American Southwest influenced by the Spanish settlers and classic cowboy ballads adapted from tunes popular in the British Isles. Tickets are $10 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and $15 plus tax for not-yet-members.

MAY

Art for Lunch: Perini Cooking Camp
May 2, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
In early February, Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins attended a cooking school at the famed Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, Texas. During the session he will share some of the secrets he learned behind the scenes of one of the great steakhouses in America. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

League of Dedicated Collectors – Western Jewelry
May 3, 6:30 pm – Borderlands Meeting Room
Join the League of Dedicated Collectors for an informal round table discussion on collecting Western jewelry. Through this group, the Booth hopes to expand knowledge and to inspire continued learning into various areas of interests, as well as to promote our roles as caretakers and stewards of art objects. Interested in being involved with the League of Dedicated Collectors? Contact Booth Museum Membership Manager Karen Mahoney at 770-387-8613 or karenm@boothmuseum.org. We look forward to your participation!

Booth Artists’ Guild Exhibition Opening Reception
May 17, 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.

Dinner Theatre: Trails Plowed Under
May 17, 6:00 pm – Booth Ballroom
Join Jim Dunham and Jim Dorsett as they perform Trails Plowed Under. Dunham will paint and perform as famous Western artist Charlie Russell while Dorsett performs Western songs related to the work of Russell. All ticket holders will have a chance to win the completed painting at the end of the show. 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.

JUNE

Exhibition Opening: Jay Dusard: A Retrospective – View Camera to Digital Derringer
June 2, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Booth Museum Members are invited to be among the first to view a new exhibition, Jay Dusard: A Retrospective – View Camera to Digital Derringer. At 5:00 pm in the Special Exhibition Gallery, Dusard will lead a gallery walk, discussing works and how the exhibit became a reality. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium beginning at 6:00 pm and at 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Dusard will discuss his career as a photographer.

Art for Lunch: 
June 6, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

JULY

15th Anniversary Celebration – Marty Stuart
July 7
Booth Museum is celebrating 15 years with Marty Stuart! On July 7, Booth Museum will open a new exhibition in the Picturing America Gallery, American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, this exhibition features Stuart’s documentary photography of American culture through country music singers and songwriters, rockabilly writers and performers, and the Lakota Tribe of North Dakota.

Marty Stuart Photography Lecture
July 7, 1:30 pm – Booth Ballroom
In conjunction with the exhibition opening and the Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration, Stuart will participate in a lecture based on his photography at 1:30 pm in the Booth Ballroom. Booth Museum Member have an exclusive presale opportunity to purchase tickets through April 30, 2018. Tickets for the Marty Stuart Photography Lecture are $5 plus tax for Booth Photography Guild Members and $10 plus tax for Booth Museum Members. Following the lecture, Stuart will offer a Book/CD Signing in the Candace Alexander McNair Museum Store. Tickets for the general public are $15 plus tax and will go on sale May 1, 2018. Booth Museum Members can purchase tickets for the Marty Stuart Photography Lecture online by clicking here.

Concert – Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
July 7, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
Five time GRAMMY-winner Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will perform hits from throughout their career along with songs from their latest album, Way Out West – a collection of songs written as a love letter to the lonely yet magical American West. Booth Museum Member have an exclusive presale opportunity to purchase tickets through April 30, 2018. Tickets are $40 plus tax and fees for Members. A select number of VIP tickets are available for $25 plus tax and fees and include a Meet-and-Greet with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. Tickets for the general public are $50 plus tax and fees and will go on sale May 1, 2018. Seating at the Grand Theatre is limited. Ticket sales are non-refundable. Booth Museum Members can purchase concert tickets online at www.thegrandtheatre.org/box-office.

Exhibition Opening: The Wildlife Art of Guy Coheleach
July 19, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Booth Museum Members are invited to be among the first to view a new exhibition, The Wildlife Art of Guy Coheleach. At 5:00 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Coheleach will lead a gallery walk, discussing works and how the exhibit became a reality. A Meet the Artist Reception with refreshments will be held in the Atrium beginning at 6:00 pm and at 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Coheleach will discuss how he has become recognized as one of the best wild animal painters in the world.

National Day of the Cowboy
July 28, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Food, fun and entertainment – the cowboy way! Celebrate the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s cultural heritage with mouth-watering food, hands-on kid’s activities, Western stage entertainment, demonstrations, shopping, music, and more! Presented by “Have Wagons Will Travel.” Admission to the Museum Festival Grounds is free. Wear your Western attire and receive $2.00 off regular admission to Booth Western Art Museum.

AUGUST

Art for Lunch: Seth’s Summer Travels & New Art in the Booth
August 1, 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 galleries of Booth Museum. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

Booth Photography Guild Exhibition Opening Reception
August 25, 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 beginning at 3:00 pm. At 4:00 pm, the exhibition awards will be presented in Bergman Theatre.

SEPTEMBER

Art for Lunch:
September 5, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

Member Appreciation – Family & Children’s Day
September 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Family & Children’s Day is a special way for the Museum to say thank you to our members who have children and/or grandchildren. Enjoy special activities themed around Frederic Remington: Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond. Rumor is Frederic Remington himself will be in attendance!

Member Appreciation – An Evening for Adults
September 8, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Booth Museum Members are invited to be among the first to view a new exhibition, Frederic Remington: Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond. Programming will include a gallery walk, reception, and presentation.

Evening Entertainment: The Cowboy President – Teddy Roosevelt
September 20, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
The Cowboy President reveals how Theodore Roosevelt’s time spent in the Western Dakota Territory helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, how it transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as one of the top five Presidents in American history. In conjunction with the exhibition Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond, author Michael F. Blake will present a lecture-performance titled, “Theodore Roosevelt’s West”, where Michael becomes the 26th U.S. President right in front of the audience. This presentation highlights Roosevelt’s adventures in the Dakota Territory, his passion for conservation, how the land and the people of the West greatly influenced him for the rest of his life, and the unlikely bond between Theodore Roosevelt and Frederic Remington. Program included with admission.

OCTOBER

Art for Lunch: 
October 3, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

16th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
October 25 – 28
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 Featured Artists Scott Christensen and Quang Ho, Featured Entertainer Concert, children’s activities, Cowboy Church, and so much more!

Passport to the West
October 25, 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.

Exhibition Opening and Featured Artists Evening Lecture
October 25, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to be among the first to view East/West Visions: Scott Christensen & Quang Ho. As Featured Artists, Christensen and Ho will conduct a gallery walk at 5:00 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium beginning at 6:00 pm and at 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to learn how Christensen and Ho have become two of the country’s top landscape painters.

Passport to the West
October 26, 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.

Western Art History Symposium
October 26, 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.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival
October 27, 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, Petting Zoo, and Chalk Art Demonstrations!

Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Riders In The Sky
October 27, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
America’s favorite cowboys, Riders In The Sky, return as Featured Entertainers for the Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium! For more than forty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Booth Museum Member have an exclusive presale opportunity to purchase tickets through April 30, 2018 for $30 plus tax and fees. Tickets for the general public are $40 plus tax and fees and will go on sale May 1, 2018. Seating at the Grand Theatre is limited. Ticket sales are non-refundable. Presented by South 93.5. Booth Museum Members can purchase tickets online by at www.thegrandtheatre.org/box-office.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival
October 28, 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, and 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.

NOVEMBER

Art for Lunch: WWI and the Wild West
November 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
In conjunction with the centennial anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I, Booth Museum Director of Special Projects Jim Dunham will share the improbable tales of the Wild West and how they connect to the Great War. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

Exhibition Opening Reception: 15th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 15, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Borderlands Gallery
Members and guests are invited to view the 15th 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: 
November 15, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
As part of Booth Museum’s regular programming, the Third Thursday Lecture Series centers around a topic connected to the mission of the Museum.

DECEMBER

Art for Lunch: 
December 5, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.