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.

June

Summer Entertainment Series Kickoff Concert with Tom Russell
June 2, 6:00 pm – Booth Ballroom
Singer songwriter, painter, essayist – Tom Russell has published five books, recorded 35 highly acclaimed records and had songs recorded be Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and a hundred others. Doors open at 6:00 pm for a delicious dinner prepared by the Booth Café with a cash bar. The dinner menu will feature Caesar salad, Parmesan crusted chicken, steamed broccoli and carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, French bread, peach crisp, and tea or water. Entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and $30 plus tax for not-yet-members. Show appropriate for ages 18+. For more information on Tom Russell, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Art for Lunch: Native Hands: A New Look
June 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
After several years, major changes have taken place in the Native Hands Exhibit. The cases continue to display the best examples of artistic expression by tribal artists, however in a fresh new format – presenting items that represent the many diverse styles of decorated Native objects. Join Booth Museum Director of Special Projects Jim Dunham as he discusses the new look of the Native Hands Exhibit. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. The lunch menu will feature salad, chicken pot pie, warm cinnamon applesauce, strawberry delight cake, and tea or water. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

July

Gallery Walk, Opening Reception and Panel Discussion: Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present
July 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to the formal exhibition opening of Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present. At 4:o0 pm, artists G. Russell Case and Matt Smith will lead a gallery walk through the exhibition and discuss their works. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. At 6:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Case and Smith will discuss why artists have been drawn to the red rocks region in the American Southwest for well over 100 years, the influence of great Western artists Maynard Dixon and Edgar A. Payne, and how these have helped develop their artistic careers. These activities are free for Booth Museum Members and included with general admission for not-yet-members. Following the panel discussion, a dinner theatre-style concert with Kenny Hall will be held in the Booth Ballroom.

Summer Entertainment Series: Music from Red Rock Country with Kenny Hall
July 20, 7:00 pm – Booth Ballroom
Kenny Hall is a fifth-generation horseman from the beautiful red rock country of southern Utah, where he raises horses, mules and cattle, and has been building saddles for 20 years. He works full-time at Bryce Canyon National Park, spending many of his days horseback. A singer of western ballads and songs ranging from traditional to modern, Kenny has performed at cowboy gatherings across the country. Well-known for his sincere performances of true cowboy songs, Kenny voices a deep personal connection to his own rich cowboy heritage. Doors open at 7:00 pm for a delicious dinner prepared by the Booth Café with a cash bar. The dinner menu will feature ribs, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, slaw, Texas toast, strawberry shortcake, and tea or water. Entertainment will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and $30 plus tax for not-yet-members. To purchase tickets, click here.

National Day of the Cowboy
July 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Entertainment! Activities! Demonstrations! Join us for a celebration honoring the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage. 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 2, 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 Booth Museum galleries. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

Evening Lecture: Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present with Ray Roberts
August 17, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
Award winning artist Ray Roberts is one of four contemporaries featured in Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present. Born and raised in Southern California, Ray attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he studied under John Asaro, Dan McCaw, Len Chmiel, Ned Jacob, and Mark Daily. It was there that Ray also met his wife, impressionist painter Peggi Kroll. Like many successful artists before him, Ray first pursued a career as an illustrator, establishing a studio in Los Angeles and then Scottsdale, Arizona. He got up the courage to switch to fine art in 1992 and has never looked back. Program is free for Booth Museum Members and included with general admission for not-yet-members.

Member Appreciation: Family & Children’s Day
August 19, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Member Appreciation: Family & Children’s Day is a special way for the Museum to say thank you to our members who have children and/or grandchildren. Bring the kids for an activity-packed afternoon featuring children’s art activities throughout the Museum, our famous hotdog lunch with all the fixings in the Booth Ballroom from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, a double-discount in the Booth Store (on most items), and so much more!

September

Art for Lunch: TBD
September 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.

Member Appreciation: An Evening for Adults (age 21+)
September 16, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line V. At 4:00 pm participate in a gallery walk through the exhibition and discussions about selected works. At 5:00 pm, head to the Atrium for the opening reception, refreshments, and entertainment. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre we will take an in-depth look into the creation of this exhibition. Following the presentation indulge in a coffee and dessert bar. Wear your Western wear, meet Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins, and take advantage of a double-discount in the Booth Store (on most items)! An Evening for Adults is free for Booth Museum Members. Tickets for not-yet-members are $25 plus tax. Tickets can be purchased by calling 770-387-1300, or visiting the Museum.

October

Art for Lunch: Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present with Denise LaRue Mahlke
October 4, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Denise LaRue Mahlke is one of four contemporaries featured in the Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present exhibition. Drawing for the better part of her life, Denise was encouraged by her family to take art lessons and later study with artists whom she admired and respected through workshops. Her paintings convey a sense of restfulness and peace that reflect the spiritual connection she feels for the landscape. As an award winning artist, she continues to gain national recognition for her pastel paintings, which have been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

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.

Painting Demonstration and Conversation with Featured Artist Howard Post 
October 28, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Bergman Theatre
In third grade Howard Post decided to become an artist. When he was told he couldn’t make a living as an artist he became an illustrator. That career exposed him to many different approaches and subjects and taught him discipline. “You can’t sit around waiting for inspiration,” he says. Today, this native Arizonan is considered a master impressionist who shows the contemporary West in a modern fashion. This event will be moderated by Booth Executive Director Seth Hopkins. Presented by the Booth Art Academy. Registration is $30 for Booth Museum Members and $40 for not-yet-members. For additional information click here. 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.

November

Art for Lunch: TBD
November 1, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Program to be determined. Lunch will be available for $10.00 plus tax. No outside food or beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program included with admission.

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

December

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