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.

Current Exhibitions

Everett Raymond Kinstler:  Journeys West and Beyond
Through October 2, 2016 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Ray Kinstler is one of America’s greatest portrait painters.  Seven U.S. Presidents have sat for him, as have 50 cabinet officers and many of the brightest stars in business and entertainment.  Yet he began his art career like many in the Booth collection, doing illustrations for Western pulp magazines and book covers.  This exhibition is a retrospective of his Western subjects covering over 60 years.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
Through November 13 – 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. The exhibition opening reception and awards presentation will be on August 27 beginning at 3:00 pm.

Frank Harding: Collection of a Cattleman
Through November 27 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery
Earlier this year Booth Museum Director Seth Hopkins received a call from businessman Duncan Alexander, who had acquired a collection of Western art from his late business partner, Frank Harding. Duncan hoped to find a museum that would appreciate the collection and honor Harding. A quick visit to Illinois confirmed the collection had important pieces by leading contemporary artists Harry Jackson, Joe Beeler, Gordon Snidow, Tom Ryan, Robert Lougheed, and James Boren. An agreement was reached for the collection to be placed on loan, with the understanding it will be given to the Booth. The Booth Museum is fortunate to be able to share this collection with the public and grateful for the opportunity to work with Duncan Alexander to honor the spirit of Frank Harding, Cattleman and Collector.

Upcoming Exhibitions

By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
August 20 – November 20, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery
This innovative traveling exhibition brings together Native American artwork and objects, with the iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, creating a relationship between the images and artifacts, enriching the meaning of both by giving context, insight and perspective. Focused on Native women and their art, the exhibition allows us to more deeply understand their roles within Native society, culture and family. Both classic and lesser-known Curtis photographs of women, their artwork and the environment in which they lived, from the internationally acclaimed Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, will be incorporated in the exhibition.

65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey
October 20 – February 19, 2017
Merrill Mahaffey completed his first painting in 1950. He says he has been on a quest ever since, “chasing the sunlight across the land trying to capture the exact luminosity that makes ordinary places magical.” Known for his highly detailed paintings of rock formations, canyon walls and mines, Mahaffey contrasts light and shadow to great effect. Through 30 paintings, this exhibition highlights the best of his work over the last 20 years.

13th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017 – 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. The exhibition opening reception will be on Thursday, November 17 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Borderlands Gallery.

Past Exhibitions

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