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.
Art and the Animal
Through September 7, 2014 – Special Exhibition Gallery
The Society of Animal Artists, an association of animal and wildlife artists founded in 1960, annually hosts a juried competition for its members. The selected works, typically comprised of about 45 flatworks and 15 sculptures, then travel to museums around the country. The Booth will welcome the 2014 show, featuring creatures from around the world by today’s best animal painters and sculptors. For more information on the Art and the Animal exhibition, click here.
A Complex Frontier: Selected Works by Bernard Williams
Through October 5, 2014 -Temporary Exhibition Gallery
This exhibition examines the historic role of African Americans on our nation’s expanding frontier. In this body of work, Williams addresses complex social interactions that occurred between Black, European, Hispanic and Native Americans, particularly in the West. The icons and imagery used by the artist, rooted in the urban context of his native Chicago, reveal the layers of cultural heritage we share as Americans. Booth Museum is proud to partner with Africa Atlanta 2014, a city wide year-long celebration of cultural and economic bonds among African, European, and American cultures, on this exhibit. For more information on this exhibit and Africa Atlanta 2014, click here.
Modern Masters – Antiquated Process
Claude Levet, Will Dunniway & Robert Szabo
Through November 2, 2014 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery
Part of Booth Museum’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this exhibition presents the work of the three photographers best known for creating images at Civil War reenactments and other living history events using the wet collodion process popular between 1851 and the 1880s.
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
Through November 16, 2014 – 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.
Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line IV
September 27, 2014 – 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.
Prevailing Winds: American Women Artists
October 23, 2014 – 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.
11th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 18, 2014 - 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.