Presidents’ Day at Booth Museum
February 19, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Presidents’ Day at Booth Museum! Normally closed on Mondays, the Booth will operate under normal business hours (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) so that guests can explore the Carolyn & James Millar Presidential Gallery along with the rest of the Museum’s galleries. Since the birth of our nation, forty-four men have been selected to serve as President of the United States. While their names have been memorized and their accomplishments recited for years, we often forget that these men had the same hopes, fears, loves, dreams and passions that we all share. Much of our knowledge of these remarkable leaders can be found in letters they sent to their opponents, acquaintances and family members. In these letters, we obtain a glimpse of American history from a truly unique perspective. We are able to see these men as they were. From the compassion of Abraham Lincoln to the playful correspondence of John F. Kennedy, these letters help to humanize the men we have chosen to lead our country. Booth Museum has in its collection a one-page, signed letter from each President, Washington through Trump. The original letters are on exhibit, along with portrait photographs of each president and a variety of presidential memorabilia. In conjunction with the holiday, special activities will be available to home school students from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Explore the Presidential Gallery, participate in art activities, and make discoveries about the Presidents at Booth Museum and Bartow History Museum! Cost for home school participants: $5.00 for students, $3.00 plus tax for adults. Call 770-387-3849 to register your home school group of 10 or more.

Boots ‘N’ Saddles Pre-Gala Party
February 23, 6:30 pm
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie Tombstone with live music, Western card games, cowboy poetry, and more. Held at Booth Western Art Museum. Heavy hors d’oeuvres & cocktails. $75 per person or included in the all-inclusive weekend ticket at $300 per person. Contact Lynn Tatum at 770.387.1541 for details and to reserve tickets.

Brunch with Artists
February 24, 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 Ed Dwight. $40 per person or included in the all-inclusive weekend ticket at $300 per person. Contact Lynn Tatum at 770.387.1541 for details and to reserve tickets.

Panel Discussion: Tombstone – The Real Story and Reel Versions, Fact or Fiction?
February 24, 2:00 pm – Bergman Theatre
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Tombstone, guests will enjoy a lively panel discussion looking into the fact and fictional aspects of how the movie was made. Included with Museum admission.

For the Love of Art Gala & Art Auction
February 24, 5:30 pm
The Booth’s annual fundraising gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner, and live art auction. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Booth Western Art Museum Lifetime Achievement Award to artist Ed Dwight. $200 per person or included in the all-inclusive weekend ticket at $300 per person. Contact Lynn Tatum at 770.387.1541 for details and to reserve tickets.


15th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
March 8-10
Named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event in the Southeast for March 2018, this three-day celebration of the West includes art-related events with Featured Artist Z. Z. Wei, concert with Featured Entertainer Dave Stamey, children’s activities, entertainment, cowboy music and poetry, the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational, Cowboy Church, and much more!

Exhibition Opening: Z. Z. Wei: Shadow Stories
March 8, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Booth Museum Members are invited to be among the first to view Z. Z. Wei: Shadow Stories. At 5:00 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Wei will lead a gallery walk and discuss the pieces in the exhibition. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:00 pm in the Sculpture Court and Atrium. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Wei will discuss how he unites his art and life experiences in China with his perspectives inspired by traveling the backroads of America.

Featured Artist Painting Demo
March 9, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Z. Z. Wei’s work is at once lonely yet peaceful, playful yet dark. Each oil is an exploration of the relationship between the power of nature and the strength of human beings, taking the viewer to a quiet place both half in shadow and half in light. Join Wei as he presents a painting demonstration moderated by Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins. Registration is $30 for Booth Museum Members and $40 for not-yet-members. To register for the Featured Artist Painting Demo, call 770-387-1553. Presented by the Booth Art Academy. To learn more about Z. Z. Wei, please visit www.zzweiart.com.

Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational
March 10, 8:00 am – Noon – Museum Festival Grounds
As the largest chuck wagon gathering east of the Mississippi River, teams of cooks will prepare lunch just as they would have on the cattle drives of the 1800s. Booth Museum provides each crew with the same basic ingredients: beef, potatoes, beans, flour (biscuit or cornbread), and fruit (cobbler). The teams are encouraged to interact with attendees and educate the public on the importance of the chuck wagon. Lunch from the chuck wagons will be served at High Noon. Purchase meal tickets in advance for $17.50 plus tax by visiting boothmuseum.org or by calling 770-387-1300.

Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
March 10, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Throughout the day, the art on the walls will come to life with characters from artwork in the Booth Collection available for interaction, questions, and photographs. Art activities inspired by Featured Artist Z. Z. Wei – children will learn how to set up a simple still life and apply light and shadow to a drawing while younger kids will enjoy tracing their shadows and coloring them to create a cooperative large scale piece of art. Other activities include Cowboy Church, Cowboy Poetry, and Western music.

Cowboy Concert with Dave Stamey
March 10, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
Cowboys & Indians Magazine called him “the Charlie Russell of Western Music.”  Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time.  In 2010, 2011 and 2013 True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today.  He has been voted Entertainer of the Year and Male Performer of the Year seven times and Songwriter of the Year five times by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty three states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. As Featured Entertainer for the Southeastern Cowboy Gathering, this will be Stamey’s first visit to Georgia! Booth Museum Member tickets are $25 plus tax & fees; Not-yet-member tickets are $30 plus tax and fees. To purchase tickets call 770-387-1300, visit the Museum, or go online to the Grand Theatre Box Office. Ticket sales are non-refundable. Presented by South 93.5.

Exhibition Opening: Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 15, 5:00 pm – Borderlands Gallery
See the exhibition and meet the student-artists featured in the Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition. Light refreshments will be available in Borderlands Meeting Room.