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.
Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands
Through July 3 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Michael Naranjo grew up in a New Mexico pottery family and went to school to study sculpture, but service in Vietnam threatened his dream. A grenade explosion took his eyesight and left his right hand severely wounded. Despite these limitations Naranjo has created well over 100 important works including many monuments. Drawn from the Collection of Tia, this exhibition surveys more than 30 works from throughout his 45-year career.
Don Coen: The Migrant Series
Through July 24 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Created by Colorado-based artist Don Coen, these 15 large-scale realistic portraits tell the visual story of migrant farmers in today’s United States. The images highlight the unique personalities of each subject and their work ethic. Painted between 2001 and 2010, the series comes from hundreds of hours Coen spent in fields making studies and taking photos in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Florida. His aim is to give these hard-working men and women an identity along with an expression of gratitude.
Through July 31 – Bergman Theatre Gallery
This exhibit represents works of art that are new to the Booth Museum Permanent Collection. These pieces have been donated or acquired during the last two years and are representative of twelve artists. For eight of these artists, this is the first time a piece of their work is being exhibited at the Booth.
Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
Through August 14 – 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 Thursday, May 19 at 5:00 pm in Borderlands Meeting Room.
Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond
July 26 – 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.
By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
August 13 – 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.
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 16 – November 13, 2016 – 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.
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.