Booth Western Art Museum hosts a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. These temporary exhibitions are held in the Museum’s temporary exhibition galleries: Special Exhibition Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Picturing America Gallery, and Borderlands Gallery.

Current Exhibitions

Laura Wilson:  That Day
Through April 29, 2018 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Wilson was first introduced to the art world through her work assisting Richard Avedon on his monumental Western project. She has since gone on to have a major photography career of her own. This body of work represents the highlights of her career, including such Western subjects as rodeo, Western movie making, and small town football. The exhibition showcases more than 60 large scale images.

Z.Z. Wei: Shadow Stories
Through June 10, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Born and educated in China, Z.Z. Wei’s views of America allow us to see the hopefulness of a newcomer. His paintings transport us to a place where time stands still. His compositions portray quiet, yet powerful images reminiscent of a whimsical, rural America. Richly complex, they are filled with humor and loneliness, peacefulness and pain. They balance half in shadow, half in light, tempting us to experience a unique and timeless look at life. Z.Z. Wei will be the featured artist for the 2018 Southeastern Cowboy Gathering with the opening reception on March 8, 2018.

Zoë Urness: Keeping the Traditions Alive
Through May 27 – Picturing America Gallery
Zoë Urness uses her art to help preserve the traditions of indigenous people. As a Tlingit Native, her images serve to connect the old ways to the modern day realities of the Native world.

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 10 – May 13, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery
Throughout the school year, primary and elementary school art teachers expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each teacher has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work from their school art programs. The primary and elementary schools represented in the exhibit include: Adairsville Elementary, Allatoona Elementary, Cartersville Elementary, Cartersville Primary, Clear Creek Elementary, Euharlee Elementary, Excel Christian Academy, Hamilton Crossing Elementary, Mission Road Elementary, Pine Log Elementary, and Taylorsville Elementary.

Image: © Rowe Gentry, Apple Still Lafe, 1st Grade, Mission Road Elementary School, Art Teacher: Jan Johnston

Upcoming Exhibitions

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 15 – August 19, 2018 – 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 programs. For additional information on the Booth Artists’ Guild, click here.

Jay Dusard: A Retrospective
View Camera to Digital Derringer
May 19 – August 19, 2018 – Special Exhibition Gallery
With his work published, exhibited, and collected worldwide, photographer Jay Dusard is best known for his images of working cowboys and landscapes of the American West. While working in architecture and cartography, Dusard became a self-taught photographer, earning a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize nomination and a several book awards. He studied with Ansel Adams and Frederick Sommer, and established himself as one of the greatest black-and-white printmakers. This exhibition features more than 60 photographs spanning over five decades of his complete body of work.

The Wildlife Art of Guy Coheleach
June 28, 2018 – October 7, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Wildlife fans, artists, environmentalists and children will all be awed by the big cats, elephants, wolves and other animals in the paintings of Guy Coheleach. Recognized as one of the best wild animal painters in the world, Coheleach’s work has toured to nearly two dozen major museums in cities from New York to Los Angeles. He has won the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence an unprecedented eight times.

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart
July 7 – November 18, 2018 – Picturing America Gallery
Regarded as a veteran of the country music industry, Marty Stuart is much more than a master musician; he is a producer, writer, historian, collector, curator, and photographer. In fact, the Mississippi native has been taking photographs nearly as long as he has played guitar. This exhibition will feature Stuart’s documentary photography of American culture through country music singers and songwriters, rockabilly writers and performers, and the Lakota Tribe of North Dakota. American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 21 – November 11, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery
This juried exhibition features the work of who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs. For additional information on the Booth Photography Guild, click here.

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond
September 8, 2018 – January 13, 2019 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond illustrates the attraction, the romance and the conflict of the American West through the eyes of the most well-known and respected name in Western art like no other public exhibit ever before seen in the southeastern U.S. at the largest permanent home for Western art in the country. For additional information on this exhibition, contact Director of Marketing Tom Shinall at

East/West Visions: Scott Christensen & Quang Ho
October 25, 2018 – January 20, 2019 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
This exhibition brings together two of the country’s top landscape painters, highlighting both the similarities and differences with their styles.  Both artists will serve as Featured Artists for the 2018 Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, delivering the keynote address and conducting workshops during the week.

15th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019 – Borderlands Gallery
Artwork in a variety of media by members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program.