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2010-09-13 12:36:00

Booth Western Art Museum announces largest temporary exhibition in Museum history CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 25, 2010, the Booth Western Art Museum will open the largest temporary exhibition ever held at the Museum. Ansel Adams: A Legacy will occupy two galleries and feature more than one hundred original photographs which span the career of Ansel Adams. The exhibition will be open through February 20, 2011. Said Booth Museum Executive Director...

2010-09-08 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- EK Projects, Eli Klein Fine Art's new gallery in Beijing, is pleased to present five major black American artists: Rashawn Griffin, Whitfield Lovell, Senga Nengudi, Shinique Smith and Saya Woolfalk. This exhibition is the first group show in China dedicated to the work of black artists. The use of "Threads" in the exhibit's title reflects the longstanding use in the black community of the phrase "nice threads" to convey appreciation of one's choice of...

2010-07-07 08:07:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to inspiring parents and caring adults to nurture a child's love of learning, Target is partnering with more than 80 cultural and art institutions in 30 cities throughout the country to launch the Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event. From July 16 to 18, 2010, museums, galleries and other institutions from coast to coast will offer friends and families the opportunity to explore and learn about art together in an engaging...

2010-06-30 10:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toledo Museum of Art announced today that Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as the Museum's ninth director with a start date of September 1. Board Chair Betsy Brady and George Chapman, head of the search committee, made the announcement this morning at the Museum. "The Museum conducted an international search for its next director. We were pleased to have an exemplary group of...

2010-06-15 13:34:00

Quad/Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine present annual arts showcase MILWAUKEE, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Milwaukee Art Museum's 2010 Lakefront Festival of Arts (LFOA) will be Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20, on the grounds of the Museum along Lake Michigan. The 48th annual LFOA is presented by Quad/Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine. The family-friendly event is one of the top 25 art festivals in the country, featuring work by more than 180 artists from around the...

2010-05-17 11:45:00

Exquisite works illuminate historic view of our country PITTSBURGH, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The exhibition Small but Sublime: Intimate 19th-Century American Landscapes features 22 small-scale paintings and drawings by 18 American artists, which range from the realistic style of Hudson River School to the brilliantly colored canvases of the American Impressionists. The works, selected from the superb collection of the Newark Museum, provide an overview of the varied approaches to...

2010-04-12 10:30:00

ZIONSVILLE, Ind., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Watts Fine Art (www.wattsfineart.com), the first art gallery in the Midwest to represent contemporary masters from around the country, will open on May 1, 2010, according to owners John and Shannon Watts of Zionsville, Indiana. "Our goal is to become a destination for collectors throughout the Midwest," said John Watts. "We have decided to make the leap from being art collectors to gallery owners. Our gallery will exist to support our artists and...

2010-01-22 15:16:00

New complex will encompass the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies and one of the finest collections of African-American art SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design held an historic groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Jan. 21, 2010, for the SCAD Museum of Art complex, which will include the future home of the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies housing one of the finest collections of African-American art in...

2009-10-15 08:00:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October 22 - 25, the Booth Western Art Museum will host the 7th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium, the South's largest celebration of Western art. Special guests for this year's event include artist Buck McCain and cowboy poet Baxter Black. The weekend begins Thursday evening, October 22 with a lecture by McCain, a fifth generation rancher equally well known for his paintings and sculpture. On Friday, McCain will...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia's second largest art museum is growing. After two years of construction, the Booth Western Art Museum opens its new 40,000 square foot wing to the public on October 10, bringing the museum to 120,000 square feet. The new wing doubles the museum's exhibition space and features the largest permanent exhibition of Western art in America. The new wing features a gallery displaying a cross section of the stylistic changes witnessed...


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