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.
Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America by Susan K. Friedland
Through April 6, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery
This exhibition is a visual journey across America featuring over 30 mixed media works, including assemblage boxes, photographs, encaustic paintings, and sculpture. Friedland’s imagery highlights the often overlooked beauty and structure of everyday life with passion and style. Her work has been featured in Cowboys and Indians Magazine and the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.
Today’s West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Through April 13, 2014 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Drawn from the collection of the world famous museum in Cody, Wyoming, Today’s West! will immerse visitors in the artistic developments occurring in Western art over the past 50 years. Both paralleling and complementing the Booth’s permanent collection, artists including Fritz Scholder, Bill Schenck, Anne Coe, Jim Bama and Carrie Ballantyne are featured. Today’s West! runs concurrently with an exhibition at the High Museum in Atlanta entitled Go West!, featuring historic art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. To discover the full range of Western art, plan on visiting both exhibitions. Today’s West! is made possible in part by a generous gift from Candace Alexander McNair, the Ron and Lisa Brill Charitable Trust, and Media Partner GPB. For more information on Today’s West!, click here.
Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles
Through April 27, 2014 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Among the most recognized women artists in the West, this Texas native is known for her joyful, whimsical imagery of cowgirl heroines and their animal counterparts. These iconic figures, seen in more than 30 of the artist’s mixed media works, inhabit a realm between history and mythology, conveying timeless tales from frontiers of long ago, in a contemporary context. For more information on the Taking the Reins! exhibit, click here.
Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit
April 8, 2014 – May 11, 2014 – 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 elementary schools in the local Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the 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.
Art and the Animal
May 3, 2014 – 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.
Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 13, 2014 – August 31, 2014 – 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.
A Complex Frontier: Selected Works by Bernard Williams
May 15, 2014 – 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.
Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line IV
September 27, 2014 – February 1, 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 75 paintings and sculpture in a range of media and styles covering over 150 years of art history.
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.