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.
11th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
Through January 4, 2015 – 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.
Prevailing Winds: American Women Artists
Through January 4, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
This exhibit features approximately 70 works of art by members of American Women Artist and special guest Krystii Melaine. American Art Collector magazine recently proclaimed the members of this esteemed group as “women of distinction”, representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today. For more information on Prevailing Winds, click here.
Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line IV
Through January 25, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery
This is the Booth’s signature triennial exhibition series, featuring seldom seen great works of Western art from public and private Southern collections. Included are more than 90 works of art in a range of media and styles covering over 150 years of art history. Artists represented range from early legends Alfred Jacob Miller and Albert Bierstadt, to modernists Robert Henri, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Robert Rauschenberg, to Georgia’s own Howard Finster, and master photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Edward S. Curtis, to contemporary standouts Bill Anton and Krystii Melaine. For more information on Sweet Tea IV, click here.
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.
Altered States: The Art of Susan Easton Burns & Julia Burns
January 6 – 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.
Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig
January 29 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.