Past Exhibitions 2019 – 2021
CAPTIVATED: Rossin’s Southwest & BEYOND
May 16 – September 26, 2021
Ross Rossin grew up watching Western movies. This would not seem unusual, except that was in Bulgaria. Drawing on those memories, he has always wanted to visit Monument Valley. Following a 9-day road trip through the Southwest in 2019 with Booth Executive Director, Seth Hopkins, Rossin was inspired to create a series of paintings. Featuring portraits of people they met and depictions of the lands they encountered the show confirms the American West still has the power to inspire both Americans and those from around the globe. CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour through the exhibition.
© Ross Rossin, Canyon Warrior, 2020, oil on canvas, 90 x 80”
Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 11 – August 22, 2021
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. CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour through the exhibition.
Recent Treasures: Acquisition Highlights
March 18 – August 15, 2021
Opening on Seth Hopkins’ birthday this exhibit will primarily highlight the gifts the Booth received in 2019 and 2020. Included in the exhibition will be paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and Native American art objects. CLICK HERE to view the exhibit or CLICK HERE for a gallery walk through the exhibit.
© Claudia Hartley, Western Homestead, 2020, acrylic, 30 x 40″
Vaquero Legacies & Diverse Descendants
February 13 – July 11, 2021
Bringing together over ten photographers, this show traces the many legacies left behind by the first cowboys to come to the Americas in the 1700s. Legacies brings to the forefront the charros of Mexico, Indian Relay Races and Rodeos, the paniolos of Hawaiʻi, Black Rodeos and cowboy culture, and many more rich expressions of this deeply Western tradition. People of Color and their stories will be presented to further the understanding that the West was and is a deeply diverse area, one of many cultures and peoples. CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour.
© Julia Cumes, Elijah Tabiolo, 4, practices his roping at the Ponoholo Branding in North Kohala, Hawaii, 2009, courtesy of the artist
Primary & Elementary Schools Virtual Art Exhibition
April 13 – May 9, 2021
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.
CLICK HERE to view.
© Cambell Brown, The Chipmunk, 2021, 4th grade, Pine Log Elementary School
Carrie Penley: Reflections on Nature
January 5 – May 9, 2021
Contemporary artist Carrie Penley has strong Georgia roots, living in Carrolton and having graduated from UGA with an art degree in 1995. She describes herself as an American artist who utilizes different forms of media and techniques, including collage materials, neutral colors, expressive brush strokes and contrast to create unique works. CLICK HERE to take a 3D walk through the exhibit or CLICK HERE to take a gallery walk with Carrie Penley.
© Carrie Penley, Roosevelt 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40″
Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art & the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch
October 10, 2020 – April 25, 2021
From the Tucson Art Museum Art dealer Elaine Horwitch was a major force in contemporary art in the Southwest from the early 1970s until her death in 1991, responsible for launching the careers of hundreds of artists from the region. With galleries in Scottsdale, Santa Fe, Sedona, and Palm Springs, she was a leader in fostering what has been called “new Western art” or “Southwest pop.” This exhibition highlights the works of some of the Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists. Drawn from the Tucson Museum of Art collection and loans from Arizona and New Mexico, these paintings, sculptures, and works on paper reveal the breadth of art and innovation that occurred in the Southwest at a pivotal time of change. Featured artists include: Tom Palmore, Lynn Taber, Billy Schenck, John Fincher, James Havard, Fritz Scholder, Anne Coe, Larry Rivers, and Bob Wade. Virtual Member opening on October 15 on Booth’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at 7:00 pm. CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour of this exhibit.
© Anne Coe, Border Patrol, 1995, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40″
Middle & High Schools Virtual Art Exhibition
March 16 – April 11, 2021
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 has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work from their school art programs. CLICK HERE to view the exhibit.
© Carlie Forman, Puck, 2021, acrylic, 8th Grade, Woodland Middle School
Indians & Cowboys: Redefined by Duke & Woodard
October 22, 2020 – February 21, 2021
A member of a fifth generation family from Colorado, Duke Beardsley’s western roots run deep. His unique blend of modern art styling and traditional western iconography has made him a favorite among fans of contemporary Western art. Greg Woodard was originally best known for his carvings of birds from Tupelo Wood and has won many major bird carving competitions. Now he also works in bronze and has broadened his subject matter to reflect western themes, sometimes giving them and ironic twist. Virtual Member opening on October 22 on Booth’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour through the exhibit.
© Duke Beardsley, Der Blaue Rider, 72 x 84″
American Dreams Or Imagined Lands: Terri Loewenthal, Jack Spencer, Christa Blackwood, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe
August 22, 2020 – January 24, 2021
Working with a private donor (Jeffrey Hugh Newman), Jackson Fine Art, the Andrew Smith Gallery and the Candela Gallery. American Dreams or Imagined Lands brings together artwork by Jack Spencer, Terri Loewenthal, Christa Blackwood, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe. The exhibition includes photographs from seven different projects created by these artists that display their unique perspectives on the American Landscape. These five artists share their imaginings about America and the American landscape, inviting the viewer to ask the very basic question: What is America? CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour.
©Terri Loewenthal, Psychscape 600 (Arizona Hot Springs, AZ), pigment print, Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
17th Annual Kids Cowboy Up! Virtual Art Exhibition
November 10, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Artwork in a variety of media by members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ after school program. CLICK HERE to view.
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 18 – November 8, 2020
This juried exhibition features the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational programs about photography. CLICK HERE to view the 3D tour.
© Arnold Ableman, Evening Light
Edward, Philip, and Matt Moulthrop: Western Woods
July 7 – October 4, 2020
Three generations of Georgia’s Moulthrop family have led the way in elevating wood turning into an important art form, primarily using native southeastern woods. Ed (deceased) taught his son Philip and grandson Matt the skills of wood turning and each of them has developed a unique style and created distinctive designs. For this exhibition, Matt and Philip have challenged themselves to create pieces from wood found mainly in the American West. CLICK HERE to view a 3D tour through the exhibition.
©Philip Moulthrop, California Redwood, 13 x 16.25”
New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West
February 1 – August 23, 2020
Santa Fe and Taos were among the most important national and international art communities during the 1920s and 1930s. This exhibit explores their similarities, differences, and connections. Legions of American and European artists found new beginnings in the physical and cultural landscapes of northern New Mexico, resulting in a new and deeply rooted orientation for modern art in America. CLICK HERE to view the Family Guide for New Beginnings and CLICK HERE to view the 3D tour through the exhibition.
© Willard Nash, Springtime, Santa Fe, c. 1920
Making Their Mark: American Women Artists
May 27 – August 23, 2020
A new virtual exhibition at the Booth Western Art Museum, titled Making Their Mark: American Women Artists, now open CLICK HERE to view the exhibition open through August 23, 2020. This juried show features 113 paintings and sculptures by members of American Women Artists (AWA). This is the fifth show in AWA’s 25 in 25 campaign to have 25 museum shows for its women artist members over the next 25 years. CLICK HERE to view AWA show/sale. CLICK HERE to view the AWA flip book or CLICK HERE to view the family guide.
©Terry Cooke Hall, Tango, oil on panel, 30 x 30”
Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 12 – August 16, 2020
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. CLICK HERE to view the exhibition flip book or CLICK HERE to take a tour of the exhibition.
© Nikki Davidson, Headin’ Home, oil, 36 x 24″
The Jackson Hole 5: Important Painters from the West
February 13 – June 7, 2020
This exhibit showcases new paintings by Amy Lay, Amy Ringholz, Kathryn Mapes Turner, September Vhay and Kathy Wipfler. These five exceptional artists live and work in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Each of them has a close connection to the beauty abundant wildlife of the area and the, which they feature in their work in their own very unique styles. CLICK HERE to view the Family Guide for Jackson Hole 5 and CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour at your own pace and CLICK HERE to take a 3D narrated tour
© Amy Ringholz, Cloudburst, 2019, Graphite and Acrylic Wash on panel, 30 x 30″
Robert Glenn Ketchum & Eliot Porter: On Seeing Color
March 7 – July 26, 2020
This exhibition explores Porter’s influence on Ketchum’s photographic career. Porter’s photographs on-loan from the Amon Carter Museum and were personally selected by Ketchum to highlight how the two photographers approached the American landscape and its vivid colors. This exhibition also explores the technical challenges both artists faced in bringing their colorful photographs to life, offering a teaching moment on the emergence of color photography as a medium. CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour or CLICK HERE to view images through the exhibition. CLICK HERE to view the family guide.
© Robert Glenn Ketchum, Upper Lake Cohasset, Harriman State Park, 1983, Cibachrome print, from The Hudson River and the Highlands
Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
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 has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work from their school art programs. To view now CLICK HERE.
© Amber Jenkins, Marsh, 2019, Chalk Pastel, Cartersville High School
Primary & Elementary Schools Digital Art Exhibition
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. CLICK HERE to view this exhibition.
January 7, 2020 – March 8, 2020
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE), was founded in 2001 by Dee Beard Dean and is an organization of professional plein air painters bound by a common passion to promote the traditional methods of painting en plein air, or in the outdoors. The group currently features over 40 of the best plein air painters in the Southeast. Opening reception January 16.
© Dee Beard Dean, Evening #2, 2019, oil, 16 x 16”
Through February 9, 2020
The Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989, continues to capture audiences. During its filming, renowned photographer Bill Wittliff documented the series with stunning photographs of the cast among the Western landscapes and in their iconic roles . Lonesome Dove, a travelling exhibition created by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos in partnership with Humanities Texas, showcases fifty-five sepia toned prints from Wittliff, and audiences can again relive the exciting journey of Gus and Call.
© Bill Wittliff, Gus and Call on the Mesa, Pigment print, 1988
Through January 5, 2020
Artwork in a variety of media by members of the Cartersville Boys and Girls Club and the Hands of Christ after school program. Join these young artists on November 21st for a family friendly opening.
Through November 10, 2019
This juried exhibition features the work who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.
Warhol and the West
Through December 31, 2019
WARHOL and the WEST will be the first museum exhibition to fully explore Andy Warhol’s love of the west represented in his art, movies, attire, relationships and collecting. In 1986, Warhol completed his Cowboys and Indians portfolio, the last major project before his death. It included images of 14 iconic Western subjects such as Custer, Geronimo and John Wayne. This group of images has been exhibited at many museums, but never in the full context of Warhol’s continued involvement with Western people, places and things.
His other Western subjects include Elvis as a movie gunslinger, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, guns, Indian art, Western artists R.C. Gorman, Georgia O’Keeffe and Fritz Scholder, plus two Western movies he produced. Warhol wore cowboy boots more often than not and loved to travel to Taos, Fort Worth and Colorado. All of this and more will be revealed in Warhol and the West, a major traveling exhibition of more than 100 objects and works of art. Opening August 25 in Cartersville and traveling over the next year to Oklahoma City and Tacoma, Washington.
Through September 1, 2019
This intimate collection of portraits from Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s series Scene catalogs the many faces of the New York City art scene in the 1980s. Guests will see some familiar faces, such as: artist Andy Warhol, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and actor Willem Dafoe. Photographs by Barron will serve as a primer featuring images from Warhols’ time in the spotlight as we move closer to opening Warhol and the West.
© Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Andy Warhol, 1985, pigment print, Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art
Artistic Photography Today: Artists Re-Presenting Reality
Through September 1, 2019
Guest curator and artist, John Mariana gathers a unique group of prints to explore the limits of photography in the digital age. John says, “Photographic Artists make Photographic Art, not take them, shoot them, capture them or snap them. They see the world differently and then show others how they see and feel the real world. The final artistic print is their representation of the world through their eyes, mind, heart and creative artistic talents. The tools of the craft are a camera and a lens but the print is the result of their artistic vision.”
Six Navajo Masters: Abeyta, Begay, Johns, Whitehorse, Whitethorne & Yazzie Through August 4, 2019
Featuring works from six Navajo artists considered to be masters of their craft Tony
Abeyta, Shonto Begay, David Johns, Emmi Whitehorse, Baje Whitethorne, Sr., and
Larry Yazzie. This exhibit focuses on the rich cultural and spiritual Navajo traditions.
The concept for this exhibit was a collaboration between Booth Museum and guest
curator Peggy Lanning, a former gallery owner.
Even before the Booth opened to the public in 2003 the museum was collecting a wide variety of art and objects and has continued throughout the years since. While every object is important, only the best, largest, most relevant or more important may make it on display. This exhibition will highlight items of significance that have rarely if ever been shown, including small study paintings, a 2000 Palm Beach voting machine and other presidential material, miniature sculptures, and new acquisitions.
Through June 2, 2019
This retrospective of Bob Kolbrener’s black and white photography will showcase his extensive body of work on the American West, all created in the “old fashioned way” by using large format cameras and fiber-based prints. Having trained under Ansel Adams, Kolbrener captures breathtaking ephemeral moments in nature along with other powerful scenes with his signature wit, insight, and sometimes humor.
See the exhibition and meet the student-artists featured in the Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition.
T. Allen Lawson is drawn to the quieter side of life. Over time he has developed a discipline of patiently observing and studying the often unnoticed rhythms and subtleties of his surroundings. In his paintings he strives to build layers and textures with pigment to create the abstraction and nuanced depth he feels in nature and the world around him. Born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, the American West is an integral part of who he is.
Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
Through August 25, 2019
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.
© Nikki Davidson, Headin’ Home, Oil, 36 x 24 inches
Different Ecologies: Paintings by John Cleaveland
Through March 10
Georgia artist, John Cleaveland invites the viewer into the scene, bringing together history and ecology in a unique display of landscapes.
Though January 20, 2019 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
This exhibition brings together two of the country’s top landscape painters, highlighting both the similarities and differences in their styles. Both artists will serve as Featured Artists for the 2018 Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, delivering the keynote address and workshops during the week.