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.

January | February | March | April | MayJune 

July | August | September | October | November | December


12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
October 23-26, 2014
Enjoy entertainment throughout the four day event including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing, shopping in the Western marketplace, great festival foods, and so much more! The Kids Corner features a variety of art activities for children, pony rides, and a petting zoo! For a full schedule of events, click here.

Passport to the West
October 23, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Bring your students to the 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 performers, Jim Sawgrass, and Little Big Mountain will present programs on Native American culture for students. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 for adults; teachers are free. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. For detailed information about Passport to the West, click here. For information on the Field Trip Guide, click here.

Exhibition Opening and Featured Artist Evening Lecture
October 23, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view Prevailing Winds: American Women Artists, featuring over 70 works of art by members of American Women Artists and special guest Krystii Melaine.  AWA members will conduct a gallery walk at 4:00 pm and all works will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Krystii Melaine, featured artist for the Festival and Symposium, will discuss her artistic career.

Featured Entertainer Concert
October 25, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
After winning Top New Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music in 1989 Suzy Bogguss went on to sell over 3 million albums, score a Grammy and notch a string of top 10 songs including “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” “Someday Soon,” and “Aces.” Her latest album, Lucky, features a dozen songs written by Merle Haggard.  Tickets are $25 for Booth Museum Members and $30 for not-yet-members. Call 770-387-1300 to purchase tickets.  Presented by South 93.5.


Art for Lunch: Dustin van Wechel
November 5, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Arizona based wildlife artist Dustin van Wechel, whose work is represented in the Sweet Tea IV exhibition, will discuss his field research observing animals and how he turns those experiences into award winning paintings. Dustin was the 2012 Featured Artist at the Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition. Lunch available for purchase.

Art for Lunch: The Seminole Tribe in Bartow County – Ancient Roots, Modern Business
November 12, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Jacob Osceola, the Recreation Site Manager for the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, and Van Samuels, Outreach Specialist for the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, will present a timeline of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s history in cattle keeping.  Beginning from the Mississippian culture based ancestral regions to European contact and the migration of the Creek people’s to Florida through conflict, the effects of the Three Seminole Wars on the Seminole cattle keepers, to the reintroduction of the cattle as an industry in the early 1900s and its establishment as a tradition, and way of life for the Seminole people.

Booth Cahoots
November 15, 10:30 am – Noon – Temporary Gallery
Spend the morning with your child or grandchild at Booth Museum for a family-friendly program in our special exhibition galleries and participate in art-making activities inspired by the works of art on display in the Prevailing Winds: American Women Artists exhibition. For more information, click here.

Exhibition Opening and Evening Lecture
November 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view the 11th 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 the Borderlands Meeting Room from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.   At 7:00 pm in Berman Theatre, Bill Anton, already recognized as one of the country’s best painters of horses and cowboys, will describe why he studies the work of earlier artists in his quest for improvement and share the highlights of his career.


Art for Lunch: Shoofly Shufelt
December 3, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
The best known pencil artist in the West, and one of the artists represented in Sweet Tea IV, Robert “Shooflly” Shufelt has been producing award winning drawings for nearly 40 years.  He has been a cowboy and rancher much longer, providing never-ending ideas for his work, and colorful stories. Lunch available for purchase.

Pictures with Cowboy Santa, Children’s Saturday & Store Open House
December 6, 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: The Storming of the Alamo, March 6, 1836
January 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
In June of 2013, after an Art for Lunch program here at Booth Western Art Museum, Mark Lemon began working on his latest and largest painting, an epic 8 ft. by 15 ft. canvas depicting the battle of the Alamo. The painting, The Storming of the Alamo, March 6, 1836, took Lemon 3,400 hours before completion in August 2014. It is the largest painting depicting the entire battle of the Alamo in the world. Mark Lemon is a native Georgian and graduate of the University of Georgia. He is a former naval officer, private investigator, and worked five years as a Special Agent for the NCIS. He is an artist, author, and historian.

Exhibition Opening and Evening Lecture with Susan Easton Burns
January 15, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
Members and guests are invited to view a new exhibition, Altered States: The Art of Susan Easton Burns & Julia Burns. Refreshments will be served in Borderlands Gallery from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Susan Easton Burns will describe her career as an artist.


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For the Love of Art Gala & Art Auction
February 21, 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 by Cowboy Poet Jerry Warren.  The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Booth Western Art Museum Lifetime Achievement Award to artist Roy Andersen.  For more information click here. To purchase tickets call Lynn Tatum at 770-387-1541.


12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
March 12 – 14, 2015

Gallery Walk, Exhibition Reception, and Featured Artist Evening Lecture
March 12, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig, featuring approximately 35 of the artist’s most recent works. At 4:00 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Aspevig will lead a gallery walk and discuss the pieces in the exhibition. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Sean Gerrity will speak briefly about the American Prairie Reserve video project followed by Clyde Aprevig who will then speak about how the landscape, and specifically how the Montana Prairie, has impacted his artistic career.

Gathering Concert
March 14, 2015, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre


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12th Booth Birthday Party & Member Appreciation Day
August 22, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Celebrate Booth’s 12th 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.


Art for Lunch: TBD

Evening Lecture: TBD