Temporary Exhibitions

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

Ansel Adams: Before & After
Through March 20, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Explore the work of famed photographer Ansel Adams and his influence on contemporary photographers. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see more than 20 original images by Adams as well as photographers with work related to his considerable legacy. Also included are images by photographers who influenced Adams’ early work, along with photographs made by his peers. For more information on Ansel Adams: Before & After, click here.

Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege
Through February 21, 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. For more information on Three Point Perspective, click here.

Technicolor Coyote: Adventures with Michael Goettee
Through March 13, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery
This exhibition will feature a cross-section of 2-D and 3-D mixed media works by popular Atlanta area artist, Michael Goettee. Reflecting his imagination, adventures, and memories, Goettee’s vibrant, sometimes campy, creations often integrate iconography of the American Southwest. To view a brief gallery walk with Michael, click here.

Bob Kolbrener’s AutoGraphs – “Tradigital” Signs of the Time
Through March 20, 2016 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery
Featuring more than a dozen photographs of road signs and auto related subjects captured by acclaimed photographer Bob Kolbrener over the past four decades, and now digitally updated for new audiences.  The resulting contemporary images show Bob’s commitment to traditional photography AND a mind still open to new possibilities.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands
March 10 – July 3, 2016 – 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 35 work from throughout his 45-year career. Opening reception March 10.

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 15 – April 10, 2016 – 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 the middle and 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 Primary & Elementary Art Exhibit
April 12 – May 8, 2016 – 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 primary and elementary schools in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the primary and 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.

Don Coen: The Migrant Series
April 16 – July 24, 2016 – 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. Opening reception April 16.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 10 – August 14, 2016 – 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.

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.

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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