Booth Western Art Museum hosts a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. These temporary exhibitions are held in the Museum’s three temporary exhibition galleries: Special Exhibition Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Gallery and Borderlands Gallery.
Altered States: The Art of Susan Easton Burns & Julia Burns
Through March 15, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery
Primarily known for her expressive paintings of horses, Susan Easton Burns was the 2014 official Kentucky Derby poster artist. This exhibition showcases the full range of her subjects including paintings of wildlife, domestic animals and figures along with works on paper. Viewers will enjoy seeing vibrant works the artist says she creates intuitively. Susan’s work provides a great setting for the ceramic animals by her daughter Julia included in the exhibition. The gallery walk and opening reception will be on January 15.
Unexpected Perspectives: Thom Ross on the Civil War
Through May 3, 2015 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery
Thom Ross has had a lifelong obsession with American History, particularly the folk heroes and martyrs whose epic stories reach legendary status. Unexpected Perspectives: Thom Ross on the Civil War features 14 works based on historical events, expressed with bright colors and stylized forms. Ross believes that seeing these historical figures in this contemporary way gives new insight into both who they were and who we are.
Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig
Through May 10, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
One of America’s greatest landscape painters, Clyde Aspevig seeks to capture the unique beauty of the High Plains. He also hopes viewers are motivated to help preserve the undeveloped areas of the West. Approximately 35 of the artist’s most recent works make up the exhibition. For more information on Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig, click here.
The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
February 14 – June 7, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery
What is it like to be the chief White House photographer for the President? Go behind the lens to experience the world of the White House photographers – nine in all, since 1961 – who are both visual historians and key links between the American public and the President. This exhibit includes rarely seen images from the Kennedy years to the Obama Administration.
High School Art Exhibition
March 17 – April 12, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery
At Booth Western Art Museum, we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit is the product of students from high schools in the Bartow County, Cartersville City, and Excel Christian Academy School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the high schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work from their school art programs.
Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit
April 14 – May 10, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery
At Booth Western Art Museum we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit is the product of students from elementary schools in the local Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the elementary schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work of their school art programs.
Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 12 – August 16, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery
This juried exhibition features the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs. The exhibition opening reception will be held on June 18 at 5:00 pm in the Borderlands Meeting Room.
Cowboy Artists Sketching the West
June 1-27, 2015 – Booth Atrium
An exhibition featuring the catalog sketch by each of the current CAA members that will be in the group’s 50th Annual Sale & Exhibition catalog. These sketches will be auctioned off during the banquet on Saturday, June 27.
Framing the Future: Current Members of the CAA
June 26 – August 30, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
This exhibition features one new work by each of the current CAA members that will be in the group’s 50th Annual Sale & Exhibition to be held in October 2015 in Oklahoma City.
Blazing the Trail: The Cowboy Artists of America
June 26 – October 26, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery
A retrospective exhibition featuring one or more works by nearly every artist who was ever a member of the CAA, drawn from the collections of Booth Western Art Museum and its members.
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 18 – November 15, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery
This juried exhibition features the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.
Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege
September 29, 2015 – January 3, 2016 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Featuring three of the youngest stars in the Western art world, this exhibition showcases three artists inspired by many of the same influences. Despite having much in common, and often painting side-by-side on location, each has a distinctive style.
12th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 17, 2014 – January 3, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery
Throughout the year, staff members from Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ after School program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathers the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists range from elementary school to high school students.