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

 

February

Art for Lunch: The Kentucky Long Rifle
February 4, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Learn all about “The Gun that Won the East, then headed West,” from Henry Bishop of the Kentucky Rifle Foundation.  Using art in the Booth collection he will describe the importance of these weapons on the frontier.  Real and reproduction rifles will be on display.  Lunch will be available for purchase.

President’s Day at Booth Museum
February 16, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Special day for Home School students in grades 2-12. Celebrate President’s 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. Cost: $5.00 for students, $3.00 for adults. To register, contact Marcia Dillard at 770-387-3849 or marciad@boothmuseum.org.

Boots N’ Saddles
February 20, 7:00 pm – Downtown Gallery
Join friends of the Booth for cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, surprises, and just a darn good time! Dress casual and wear your Western attire. For more information click here.

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.

March

Art for Lunch: Processing Photographs of the President
March 4, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
From 1966 to 1969, as a member of the military, Jim Bice served as a film processor and black & white and color photo technician in Washington D.C. under the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. He worked directly with the first official presidential photographer Yoichi R. Okamoto.  Members and guests are invited to the March Art for Lunch program featuring Mr. Bice as he describes the day-to-day process of being a film processor and the experiences of his career during the LBJ administration. Lunch will be available for purchase.

12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
March 12 – 14
Join us for a three-day celebration of the West including art exhibitions; featured artist Clyde Aspevig; Singer/Songwriter Showcase featuring Jim Jones, Joyce Woodson, and Randy Huston; finals of the Writing Through Art Literary Contest; children’s activities; the largest chuck wagon cook-off east of the Mississippi; and much more! For a full schedule of events, click here.

Gallery Walk, Exhibition Reception, and Featured Artist Evening Lecture
March 12, 4:30 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 4:30 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.

Featured Artist Painting Demonstration with Clyde Aspevig
March 13, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Bergman Theatre
Widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary American landscape painters of our time, Mr. Aspevig believes painting expresses human emotion better than any other medium.  This demonstration is a must-see for collectors and artists! Tickets are $40 for Booth Museum Members and $50 for not-yet-members. To register for the artist demonstration call 770-387-3849.

Singer/Songwriter Showcase
March 14, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre
Join us for an evening of original music with a Singer/Songwriter Showcase, as part of the 12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering. This intimate, round-robin performance will feature 2014 Western Music Association Songwriter of the Year Joyce Woodson, 2014 Western Music Association Male Performer of the Year Jim Jones, and 2010 Academy of Western Artists Male Vocalist of the Year Randy Huston as they tell the stories behind their best songs. Tickets are $20 for Booth Museum Members and $25 for not-yet-members. They can be purchased by calling the Museum at 770-387-1300, the Grand Theatre Box Office at 770-386-7343, or online at www.thegrandtheatre.org. Presented by South 93.5.

April

Art for Lunch: Cowboy Artists of America Turn 50
April 1, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Executive Director Seth Hopkins explores who the Cowboy Artists are and their importance to Western Art. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Exhibition Opening Reception and Evening Lecture: The President’s Photographer 
April 16, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for the official opening of The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office and hear members of Michael Evans’ family discuss his work as personal photographer for Ronald Reagan during his first term as President.

May

The Civil War Comes Alive!
May 2, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Co-hosted by the Booth and the Bartow History Museum, this event will bring the Civil War to life as we reflect back on the events of 150 years ago.  Re-enactors will offer displays and presentations on weapons, uniforms, music, food, signaling, the home front and much more. A school program version of this event will be offered on May 1st.

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

Evening Lecture: TBD
May 21, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

June

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

Summer Entertainment Series: TBD
June 18, 7:00 pm – Booth Ballroom

Cowboy Artists of America 50th Anniversary Reunion
June 25 – 28
Booth Western Art Museum is honored to be the official host for the national 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Cowboy Artists of America. Current CAA members, former members, collectors, gallery owners and Western art fans from throughout the country will gather in Cartersville June 25 through 28 for a celebration commemorating the milestone. Among the activities planned to mark the anniversary are three exhibition openings, a symposium, banquet and fun events that encourage interaction with the artists.  Often referred to as the CAA or simply CA, this is the group most responsible for the current size and scope of the Western art market. For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.

July

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

Summer Entertainment Series: TBD
July 16, 7:00 pm – Booth Ballroom

August

Art for Lunch: TBD
August 5, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

Evening Lecture: TBD
August 20, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

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.

September

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

Evening Lecture: TBD
September 17, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

October

Art for Lunch: TBD
October 7, 12:15 pm – Booth Ballroom

13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
October 22-25
Enjoy entertainment throughout the four day event, including Western music, fast draw competitions, Gunfight re-enactments, demonstrations of Native American dances, and so much more! The Kids Corner of the Festival & Symposium will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, and a variety of free activities for children.

Passport to the West
October 22, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
History comes alive for students with demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, chair caning, 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.

Exhibition Opening and Featured Artists Evening Lecture
October 22, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members and guests are invited to view Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege, the works of art by Glenn Dean, Josh Elliot, and Logan Maxwell Hagege. The artists will conduct a gallery walk at 4:30 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Glenn, Josh, and Logan featured artists for the Festival & Symposium, will discuss their artistic careers.

Cowboy Festival Concert
October 24, 7:00 pm – Grand Theatre

November

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

Exhibition Opening and Evening Lecture
November 21, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre

December

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

Pictures with Cowboy Santa, Children’s Saturday & Store Open House
December 5, 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.

January

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

Evening Lecture: TBD
January 21, 7:00 pm – Bergman Theatre