Past Exhibitions 2011 – 2018

2018

Frederic Remington: Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond

September 8, 2018 – January 13, 2019

This exhibition illustrated the attraction, the romance and the conflict of the American West through the eyes of the most well-known and respected name in Western art.  It was the largest and most important Remington exhibition ever shown in the South. Featuring more than 70 works of art in a wide range of media, the exhibition reminded visitors where their parents and grandparents gained their appreciation for the iconography and mythology of the West, while highlighting Remington’s artistic skill in many areas, well beyond just sculpting, including painting with both oils and watercolors, drawing, print making and writing.  In addition, the exhibition explored how his portrayals of the West helped create the iconic image of the old West that is still fondly remembered generations later. While the core of the exhibition included approximately 30 pieces from the Frederic Remington Art Museum (Ogdensburg, NY) this exhibit also brought works from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Cody, WY) and a number of private collections, including two in Atlanta.

 

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart
Though  November 18, 2018 – Picturing America Gallery

A veteran of the country music industry, Marty Stuart is much more than a master musician; he is a producer, writer, historian, collector, curator, and photographer. In fact, the Mississippi native has been taking photographs nearly as long as he has played guitar. This exhibition features Stuart’s documentary photography of American culture through country music singers and songwriters, local characters encountered on tour, and the Lakota Tribe of North Dakota. American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart was organized by the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
Through November 11, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition features the work of artists who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs. For additional information on the Booth Photography Guild, click here.

The Wildlife Art of Guy Coheleach
Through October 7, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Wildlife fans, artists, environmentalists and children will all be awed by the big cats, elephants, wolves and other animals in the paintings of Guy Coheleach. Recognized as one of the best wild animal painters in the world, Coheleach’s work has toured to nearly two dozen major museums in cities from New York to Los Angeles. He has won the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence an unprecedented eight times.

Jay Dusard: A Retrospective View Camera to Digital Derringer
Through August 19, 2018 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Jay Dusard is best known for his images of working cowboys and landscapes of the American West. His work is published, exhibited, and collected worldwide. While working in architecture and cartography, Dusard began as a self-taught photographer, studying with Ansel Adams and Frederick Sommer – establishing himself as one of the great black-and-white printmakers – then earning a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize nomination and several book awards. This exhibition features more than 60 photographs spanning over five decades of his work.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
Through August 19, 2018 – 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 programs. For additional information on the Booth Artists’ Guild, click here.

Z.Z. Wei: Shadow Stories
February 22 – June 10, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Born and educated in China, Z.Z. Wei’s views of America allow us to see the hopefulness of a newcomer. His paintings transport us to a place where time stands still. His compositions portray quiet, yet powerful images reminiscent of a whimsical, rural America. Richly complex, they are filled with humor and loneliness, peacefulness and pain. They balance half in shadow, half in light, tempting us to experience a unique and timeless look at life.

 

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 10 – May 13, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

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 representative of the work from their school art programs. The primary and elementary schools represented in the exhibit include: Adairsville Elementary, Allatoona Elementary, Cartersville Elementary, Cartersville Primary, Clear Creek Elementary, Euharlee Elementary, Excel Christian Academy, Hamilton Crossing Elementary, Mission Road Elementary, Pine Log Elementary, and Taylorsville Elementary.

Zoë Urness: Keeping the Traditions Alive
November 16, 2017 – May 27, 2018 – Picturing America Gallery

Zoë Urness uses her art to help preserve the traditions of indigenous people. As a Tlingit Native, her images serve to connect the old ways to the modern day realities of the Native world.

Laura Wilson: That Day
January 20 – April 29, 2018 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Wilson was first introduced to the art world through her work assisting Richard Avedon on his monumental Western project. She has since gone on to have a major photography career of her own. This exhibition showcases more than 60 large scale images representing the highlights of her career, including such Western subjects as rodeo, small town football, and Western movie making with her sons Luke and Owen Wilson.

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 13 – April 8, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the school year, middle and high school art teachers expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs. Participating schools include: Adairsville Middle and High Schools, Cartersville Middle and High Schools, Cass Middle and High Schools, Excel Middle and High School, South Central Middle School, and Woodland Middle School.

GA Wildlife Artists in SEWE: Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
January 9 – March 11, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

Thirteen Georgia Wildlife artists who exhibit work at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) in Charleston each year will be featured in this exhibit of both paintings and sculpture. Participating artists include: Laura Adams, Bucky Bowles, Broderick Crawford, Peggy Everett, Millie Gosch, Jane Ingols, Jay Kemp, David Lanier, Carl McCleskey, Jan Perkins, Ken Wallin, Peggy Watkins, and Chris Wilson. Learn more about SEWE by clicking here.

The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post
October 26, 2017 – February 4, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

After working as a commercial artist for a period, Howard Post decided in 1980 to paint the lifestyle he knew best – the Arizona ranch traditions and the Arizona landscape. Post is known for his unique aerial perspectives and modern, impressionistic viewpoint. A distant ranch house, cowboys sitting on fence rails, or cattle clustered in a corral are all subjects brought to life by Post’s keen imagination. His use of high perspectives renders people and animals in his works with exceptionally strong shapes and patterns, along with strong, orderly shadow patterns cast by the figures of cattle, cowboys, trees, or fences. This exhibition was organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.

2017

14th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 14 – December 31, 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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 22 – November 12, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Ansel Adams: The Masterworks
April 8 – November 5, 2017 – Picturing America Gallery

Booth Museum has acknowledged the growth and importance of photography as a fine art medium with a new permanent photography gallery, Picturing America. In conjunction with the gallery opening, Ansel Adams: The Masterworks showcased 30 photographs from an edition known as The Museum Set – images hand selected, printed, and signed by Adams himself. Exhibited together for the first time ever, these images were loaned from the personal collection of Virginia Adams Mayhew, Ansel’s granddaughter. For more on Ansel Adams at Booth Museum, click here.

Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present
June 29 – October 8, 2017 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

For well over 100 years artists have been drawn to the red rocks of the Four Corners region in the American Southwest. Works by two of the most famous to paint the area, Maynard Dixon and Edgar A. Payne, sat the tone for enjoying the art of current masters G. Russell Case, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Ray Roberts and Matt Read Smith.

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe
April 15 – August 27, 2017 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This impressive exhibit showcased more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot” — by Jacques Lowe, Kennedy’s personal photographer from 1958 through his early years in the White House. “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe” was developed by the Newseum in collaboration with the Jacques Lowe Estate. The Newseum, an interactive museum of news, is located in Washington, D.C.. www.newseum.org.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 16 – August 20, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

Embrace the Struggle: The Art of Chris Navarro
March 9 – June 11, 2017 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This display of over 30 sculpture and large scale photographs of monumental projects around the country showed how Navarro overcame the struggles of evolving from bull rider to professional bronze artist. Tackling a wide range of subjects, the artist developed a style much sought after by committees wishing to commission a monument.

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 11 – May 14, 2017 – 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 selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 14 – April 9, 2017 – 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 was 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 selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs.

2017 Olmsted Collectors Preview Exhibition
March 2 – March 30, 2017 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

The 2017 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational was a 7-day event featuring 30 of the world’s greatest collectible artists producing beautiful landscape paintings. As the most prestigious invitational Plein Air Painting competitions in the United States, the 2017 Olmsted Collectors Preview Exhibition showcased 30 paintings created by the Field of Invited Master Artists.

Howard Terpning: 70 Years of Art
December 15, 2016 – March 26, 2017 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Including art from across his entire career, this was the first retrospective of the Western master Howard Terpning. Included were examples of his early illustrations, movie posters for major motion pictures – including The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind – combat art from a tour with the United States Marines in Vietnam as a civilian combat artist, and nearly 40 major paintings from his fine art career.

Yoho National Park: A Canadian Gem – Photographs by Peter Essick
January 10 – March 12, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

Each January Booth Museum highlights the work of a Georgia artist whose artwork relates to the Museum’s mission, by highlighting them in a one-person exhibition. Peter Essick, a National Geographic photographer based in Stone Mountain, Georgia was the 2017 honoree. He was the first photographer to have work showcased in this series. The exhibition centered around a portfolio of 33 images from Canada’s Yoho National Park, seen in the June 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Robert E. McGinnis: Hall of Fame Illustrator
January 6 – March 1, 2017 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Robert McGinnis is known as one of his generation’s greatest illustrators. Over a seven decade career, he created art for publications like Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Time, and The Saturday Evening Post and cover images for over 1,200 books, ranging in subject from detective stories and thrillers to romance novels and Western tales. He also contributed artwork for more than 40 movie posters, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany’s, many of the James Bond 007 films, the Odd Couple, and Barbarella and garnered success as a Western artist. Among the highlights in his award winning career was his 1993 election to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame and the receipt of the 2017 Booth Western Art Museum Lifetime Achievement Award.

65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey
October 20, 2016 – February 19, 2017 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Merrill Mahaffey completed his first painting in 1950. He says he has been on a quest ever since, “chasing the sunlight across the land trying to capture the exact luminosity that makes ordinary places magical.” Known for his highly detailed paintings of rock formations, canyon walls and mines, Mahaffey contrasts light and shadow to great effect. Through nearly 30 paintings, this exhibition highlighted the best of his work over the last 20 years.

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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

Frank Harding: Collection of a Cattleman
August 2, 2016 – January 5, 2017 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

In early 2016, Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins received a call from businessman Duncan Alexander, who had acquired a collection of Western art from his late business partner, Frank Harding. Duncan hoped to find a museum that would appreciate the collection and honor Harding. A quick visit to Illinois confirmed the collection had important pieces by leading contemporary artists Harry Jackson, Joe Beeler, Gordon Snidow, Tom Ryan, Robert Lougheed, and James Boren. An agreement was reached for the collection to be placed on loan, with the understanding it will be given to the Booth. The Booth Museum is fortunate to be able to share this collection with the public and grateful for the opportunity to work with Duncan Alexander to honor the spirit of Frank Harding, Cattleman and Collector.

2016

By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
August 20 – November 27, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This innovative traveling exhibition brought together Native American artwork and objects, with the iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, creating a relationship between the images and artifacts, enriching the meaning of both by giving context, insight and perspective. Focused on Native women and their art, the exhibition allowed us to more deeply understand their roles within Native society, culture and family. Both classic and lesser-known Curtis photographs of women, their artwork and the environment in which they lived, from the internationally acclaimed Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, were incorporated in the exhibition.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 16 – November 13, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond
July 26 – October 2, 2016 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Ray Kinstler is one of America’s greatest portrait painters. Seven U.S. Presidents have sat for him, as have 50 cabinet officers and many of the brightest stars in business and entertainment. Yet he began his art career like many in the Booth collection, doing illustrations for Western pulp magazines and book covers. This exhibition was a retrospective of his Western subjects covering over 60 years.

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

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

New Acquisitions
March 22 – July 31, 2016 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

This exhibit represented works of art that were new to the Booth Museum permanent collection. These pieces had been donated or acquired during the previous two years and were representative of twelve artists. For eight of these artists, this was the first time a piece of their work was exhibited at the Booth.

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 told the visual story of migrant farmers in today’s United States. The images highlighted the unique personalities of each subject and their work ethic. Painted between 2001 and 2010, the series came 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.

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 was 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 selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs.

Ansel Adams: Before & After
November 14, 2015 – April 3, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Visitors could explore the work of famed photographer Ansel Adams and his influence on contemporary photographers. This exhibition was 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 were images by photographers who influenced Adams’ early work, along with photographs made by his peers. For more on Ansel Adams at Booth Museum, click here.

Bob Kolbrener’s AutoGraphs – “Tradigital” Signs of the Time
October 27, 2015 – March 20, 2016 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

This exhibit featured more than a dozen photographs of road signs and auto related subjects captured by acclaimed photographer Bob Kolbrener over the past four decades that were digitally updated for new audiences. The resulting contemporary images showed Bob’s commitment to traditional photography and a mind still open to new possibilities.

Technicolor Coyote: Adventures with Michael Goettee
January 5 – March 13, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

This exhibition featured 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. To take a virtual tour of Technicolor Coyote: Adventures with Michael Goettee, click here.

Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege
October 22, 2015 – February 21, 2016 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Featuring three of the youngest stars in the Western art world – Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott and Logan Maxwell Hagege – this exhibition showcased 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. To take a virtual tour of Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege, click here.

12th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 17, 2015 – January 3, 2016 – 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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2015

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 18 – November 15, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery 

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Blazing the Trail: The Cowboy Artists of America
June 26 – October 25, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery

A retrospective exhibition featuring one or more works by nearly every artist who was ever a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, drawn from the collections of Booth Western Art Museum and its members.

Framing the Future: Current Members of the CAA
June 26 – August 30, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition featured one new work by each of the current Cowboy Artists of America members that were in the group’s 50th Annual Sale & Exhibition in October 2015.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 12 – August 16, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

Cowboy Artists Sketching the West
June 1 – June 27, 2015 – Booth Atrium

An exhibition featuring the catalog sketch by each of the current Cowboy Artists of America members that were in the group’s 50th Annual Sale & Exhibition catalog.

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? Through this exhibition, visitors were able to go behind the lens to experience the world of the White House photographers – eleven in all, since 1961 – who are both visual historians and key links between the American public and the President. This exhibit included rarely seen images from the Kennedy years to the Obama Administration.

Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit
April 14 – May 10, 2015 – 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 was 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 selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

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 made up this exhibition.

Unexpected Perspectives: Thom Ross on the Civil War
November 25, 2014 – 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. This exhibit featured 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.

High School Art Exhibition
March 17 – April 12, 2015 – 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 was the product of students from 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 selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs.

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 showcased the full range of her subjects including paintings of wildlife, domestic animals and figures along with works on paper. Viewers also enjoyed seeing vibrant works the artist says she creates intuitively. Susan’s work provided a great setting for the ceramic animals by her daughter Julia included in the exhibition.

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 were more than 90 works of art in a range of media and styles covering over 150 years of art history. Artists represented ranged 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.

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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

Prevailing Winds: American Women Artists
October 23, 2014 – January 4, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This exhibit featured 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.

2014

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 19 – November 16, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Modern Masters – Antiquated Process: Claude Levet, Will Dunniway & Robert Szabo
July 15 – November 2, 2014 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Part of Booth Museum’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this exhibition presented the work of the three photographers best known for creating images at Civil War re-enactments and other living history events using the wet collodion process popular between 1851 and the 1880s.

A Complex Frontier: Selected Works by Bernard Williams
May 15 – October 5, 2014 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition examined the historic role of African Americans on our nation’s expanding frontier. In this body of work, Williams addressed 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 was 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.

Art and the Animal
May 3 – September 7, 2014 – Special Exhibition Gallery

The Society of Animal Artists, an association of animal and wildlife artists founded in 1960, annually host 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 welcomed the 2014 show, featuring creatures from around the world by today’s best animal painters and sculptors.

Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit
April 8 – 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 was 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 selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

2013

Tenth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 12, 2013 – January 5, 2014 – 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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

Today’s West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

October 24, 2013 – April 13, 2014 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Drawn from the collection of the world famous museum in Cody, Wyoming, Today’s West! immersed 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! ran concurrently with an exhibition at the High Museum in Atlanta entitled Go West!, featuring historic art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

My West: The Art of Theodore Waddell
July 18 – December 29, 2013 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

For decades Ted Waddell has created unique and impressionistic scenes depicting the land near his homes in Montana and Idaho, creating art work based on abstractions of subject matter at hand, especially grazing animals and their habitats. This exhibition featured nearly 50 paintings, hand-made prints and sculpture based on Waddell’s personal experience on rural ranches and in urban art centers. The edgy, yet serene and animated qualities of his work have drawn rave reviews from a wide range of art fans at Modern and Western art museums nationwide.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
September 3 – November 10, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Covering America: The Saturday Evening Post in the 1950’s and early 1960’s
March 30 – September 29, 2013 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featuring 30 original paintings alongside The Saturday Evening Post covers they graced, the exhibit showcased a magazine that captured the heart and soul of America. The art of Norman Rockwell, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, Amos Sewell, Richard Sargent, Mead Schaeffer and Thorton Utz embodies everyday life in post-World War II America – a time of tremendous growth and change.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 14 – September 1, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

Native Expressions: Dave McGary’s Bronze Realism
March 7 – June 30, 2013 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Sculptor Dave McGary is known for his realistic and colorful depictions of Native peoples based on his many years of interaction with Native Americans eager to have the true stories of their families preserved in bronze. This exhibition featured approximately 30 sculpture of varying scale representing the best of his career.

Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit
April 9 – May 12, 2013 – 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 was 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 selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

Amy Watts – Cowgirl Heaven
January 8 – April 7, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

Working from a studio in Sam Booth’s home town of Statham, Georgia, Amy Watts produces colorful paintings reflecting her view of the West. An accomplished horsewoman, Watts often includes her own horses in her mosaic-like compositions that demand attention.

National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
October 27, 2012 – March 10, 2013 – Special Exhibition Gallery

While no single institution can assume credit for the diverse and complex associations that attach to the simple phrase the “American West,” throughout its almost 130-year history, National Geographic has published photographs that support and defy romantic notions of the land and its peoples. Wide open spaces, spectacular rock formations, and the cowboy life are examined alongside struggles for limited natural resources, Native American cultural continuity, and new energy sources. The images shown in this exhibition, a small sample from the significant holdings of the National Geographic archive, offered a broad understanding of a region that has long captivated photographers. Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and Museums West.

Family Traditions: The Art of John, Terri Kelly and Bill Moyers 
October 25, 2012 – February 17, 2013 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Featured art by all three famous artists in the Moyers family and a recreation of Bill’s studio featuring paintings, illustrations, saddles, sculpture and other items recently donated to the Booth Museum.

Ninth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013 – 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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2012

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
September 4 – November 11, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

The Indian Gallery of Henry Inman
June 14 – October 7, 2012 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, with the support of Ann and Tom Cousins, this exhibition featured more than a dozen portraits of Southeastern Indian leaders from the early 1800s, including Cherokee, Creek and Seminole people. Inman created the paintings in the 1830s for reproduction in the landmark McKenney and Hall publication History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Also included were prints from the publication and a number of important artifacts.

Saddle Up: The Western World of Harry Teague
May 15 – September 2, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

Harry Teague suffered two strokes in the 1990s. As a result, Harry was left with partial paralysis and brain injury. Painting became an important part of Harry’s therapy. He created a colorful “western” world that was displayed in the exhibition.

American Legacy: Our National Parks
On Location with the Plein Air Painters of America
March 8 – August 26, 2012 – Special Exhibition Gallery

To create this exhibition, organized by the Haggin Museum in California, 38 members and guests of the Plein Air Painters of America selected their favorite park and set up their easels at sites across the country. The resulting 100 paintings draw viewers into seasonal and daily experiences of color and light rendered in some of America’s most beautiful places. En plein air is French for “in the open air” and is often used to describe painters who work outdoors, on location.

The Iconic West of R. Tom Gilleon
January 28 – May 27, 2012 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Nearly 40 paintings exposed viewers to the full range of Tom Gilleon’s subjects, including grain elevators, Indians, horses, landscapes, and nine panel grid paintings reminiscent of Andy Warhol.

Cartersville and Bartow County Schools Art Show

April 10 – May 13, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

Included were up to four works of art from each city and county elementary and primary school.

Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line III  
September 24, 2011 – February 12, 2012 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This was the third offering of the Booth’s signature triennial exhibition series, featuring seldom seen great works of art from public and private Southern collections. Included were more than 50 paintings and sculpture in a range of media and styles covering over 150 years of art history.

Stan Natchez: Indian without Reservation
September 13, 2011 – January 8, 2012 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Stan Natchez creates art that juxtaposes the icons of both ancient and modern American culture, often incorporating familiar items such as pow-wow beads, dollar bills and newspapers. Inspired by Pop artists Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, his work explodes in vivid colors and provocative visual statements.

Eighth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 15, 2011 – January 8, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from the 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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2011

Booth Photography Guild Biennial Exhibition
September 13 – November 13, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Booth Artists’ Guild Biennial Exhibition
May 17 – September 11, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition showcased the talents of artists who are members of the Booth Artists Guild, a group that meets monthly for art education and fellowship.

Mort Künstler’s Civil War Art: For Us the Living
April 2 – September 4, 2011 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Presented to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, this exhibition traced the history of our Nation’s greatest conflict through the art of one of its greatest historical artists. The exhibition featured more than 40 major paintings, plus preliminary sketches that Künstler uses to create his masterworks.

Ed Mell: New West Visionary
March 10 – August 21, 2011 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Featuring 40 paintings and sculpture, this exhibition showcased the talents of an artist that views the West a little differently. He is best known for dramatically geometric views of Western vistas, often combined with powerful weather events. His work also includes landscape, floral, and figurative subjects that incorporate elements of abstraction and cubism.

Cartersville and Bartow County Schools Art Show
April 12 – May 12, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

Included were up to four works of art from each city and county elementary and primary school.

Kevin Nickell: Into the Fog
January 11 – April 10, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

This exhibition showcased the work of Kevin Nickell, a former staff photographer for the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. Into the Fog captured the enchantment of nature blanketed by mystical fog in more than 30 impressive black and white images.

Ansel Adams: A Legacy
September 25, 2010 – March 13, 2011 – Temporary & Special Exhibition Galleries

Showcasing more than 130 photographs by famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams, this exhibition was a tribute to one of the 20th century’s most admired artists. Many of Adams’ most famous images were included and presented in the more intimate scale he intended them to be viewed. These prints were originally created by the artist himself in his California darkroom and given to The Friends of Photography to represent his legacy. For more on Ansel Adams at Booth Museum, click here.

Seventh Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 16, 2010 – January 9, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from the 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 gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

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