Exhibitions

Through the Years: Kenny Rogers’ Photographs of America
February 17 – September 10, 2022

When Kenny Rogers decided to take up photography he went all in, learning from some of the best on the planet. Former Ansel Adams assistant John Sexton regularly went on shoots with Kenny between performing gigs. Yousuf Karsch, the master portrait photographer, not only gave him tips, but also wrote the forward to a book on Kenny’s photos. Rogers loved shooting his celebrity friends and using photography as a way to meet new ones. His images of iconic Western lands are as breathtaking as his images of common folk are poignant. Featuring nearly 60 images this exhibition highlights a facet of a multi-talented man many didn’t know about and sheds new light on the seriousness of Kenny’s hobby.  CLICK HERE for more information about all the events related to this incredible exhibit. CLICK HERE to view the 3D tour through the exhibit.

 

Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line VI: Toast to Texas
March 24 – July 31, 2022

Western works of art in private Texas collections is the focus of this year’s “Sweet Tea VI” exhibition. After visiting numerous private homes and cultivating several upper level Booth memberships, these collectors have agreed to loan pieces from their collections to share with the rest of the Booth membership base. Member opening on Saturday April 2, 5:00 – 8:00 pm EDT. CLICK HERE to view Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line VI: Toast to Texas.

© Joseph Henry Sharp, A Call on the Chief, oil on canvas, 19.5 x 23.5”, On loan from a private Texas collection

Friends Reunited: T. D. Kelsey, Julie Oriet and the Keough Collection
January 22 – May 15, 2022

T.D. Kelsey grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana. During his career he was a rodeo cowboy, trained and showed cutting horses, and worked as a commercial pilot for United Airlines until 1979 when he resigned to devote full time to his art. His interest in, and promotion of, Texas longhorn cattle, maintenance of a wild horse herd on his ranch, passion for Africa and its wildlife, and concern for the conservation of wildlife worldwide have inspired many of his works. He is known for his intense, impressionistic sculptures that capture the spirit of his subjects. He is a member emeritus of the Cowboy Artists of America.  CLICK HERE to view Friends Reunited.

© Julie Oriet, Drinks For All My Friends, 2018, pastel on paper, 14 x 24”, Collection of the artist

© T.D. Kelsey, Field Trip, 2009, bronze, 5 x 26 x 10”, Booth Western Art Museum permanent collection, Gift of Donald and Marilyn Keough Foundation

 

 

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 12 – May 15, 2022

Throughout the school year, primary and elementary school art teachers expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each teacher has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work from their school art programs. Opening reception April 14, 2022. CLICK HERE to view the Primary & Elementary School Art Exhibition.
©  Willow Hale, Rousseau Inspired Macaw, 2022, 2nd grade, White Elementary School