2015 National Calendar of Exhibitions

American Representational Art Exhibitions Hosted by Art Museums and Other Non-Profit Organizations






Baker Museum
Face to Face: Artists' Self-Portraits from a Private Collection *
January 17 through April 12
Booth Western Art Museum
Altered States: The Art of Susan Easton Burns & Julia Burns *
January 6 through March 15
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination *
January 9 through April 25
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Rewind: Art of the 1980s *
January 3 through March 1
Morris Museum of Art
American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp *
January 11 through April 12
New Britain Museum of American Art
Over Life's Waters: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm *
January 31 through April 12
Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery *
January 17 through May 10
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage *
January 25 through May 31
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America *
January 30 through April 26
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Touching on Water: Paintings by Thomas Paquette *
January 23 through March 29
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 *
January 31 through May 31




Boston Athenæum
American Neoclassical Sculpture *
February 26 through May 17
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
E. Gene Crain Collection *
February 3 through April 19
Cheekwood Museum of Art
Charles Brindley: Trees of Myth and Legend *
February 4 through April 19
Columbia Museum of Art
Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal *
February 20 through May 17
Crocker Art Museum
The Nature of William S. Rice: Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker *
February 22 through May 17
Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience *
February 22 through May 17
El Paso Museum of Art
Don Coen: The Migrant Series *
February 22 through June 14
Flint Institute of Arts
Common Ground: African American Art from Three Michigan Museums *
February 8 through April 26
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
Bob Ellis: The Endless Race *
February 14 through May 3
Heard Museum
Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink and Clay *
February 28 through October 4
Hudson River Museum
Frohawk Two Feathers *
February 7 through May 10
Laguna Art Museum
California Printmakers, 1950-2000 *
February 22 through May 31
Morris Museum of Art
In Celebration of Golf: Landscapes by Linda Hartough *
February 21 through April 26
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West *
February 13 through May 10
New Britain Museum of American Art
NEW/NOW: Karl Lund *
February 28 through May 31
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 *
February 12 through May 24
Saint Louis Art Museum
Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life *
February 7 through September 20
Tucson Museum of Art
Horses of the West: Power, Freedom, and Friendship *
February 21 through September 13
Wichita Art Museum
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall *
February 21 through July 12


Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits *
March 1 through June 14
Biggs Museum of American Art
William D. White: Vision and Voice *
March 6 through June 21
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky *
March 9 through May 10
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Kate Breakey: Small Deaths *
March 14 through July 12
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
History Refused to Die - Alabama's African-American Self-Taught Artists in Context *
March 14 through May 31
Parrish Art Museum
Jules Feiffer: Kill My Mother *
March 15 through April 26
Telfair Museum of Art
Women Artists in Savannah, 1920-1960 *
March 13 through ?



Brandywine River Museum
Horace Pippin: The Way I See It *
April 18 through July 26
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Fish Stories: Early Images of American Game Fish *
April 4 through September 21
Monterey Museum of Art
Lasting Impressions - Pedro de Lemos *
April 30 through September 28
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Philip Haas: The Four Seasons *
April 25 through October 18
Oceanside Museum of Art
100 Artists: 100 Years, The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, 1915-2015 *
April 18 through July 26
Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi *
April 3 through August 30
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Eliot O'Hara: Ring of Fire *
April 24 through June 13




Baker Museum
Jan Yoors: A Retrospective *
May 17 through July 26
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Neil Drevitson: Seeking Beauty in the Natural World *
May 2 through July 5
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life *
May 16 through September 14
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and The West *
May 22 through September 11
Heard Museum
Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure! *
May 16 through August 23
Hockaday Museum of Art
A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park *
May 28 through July 18
Jewish Museum
Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Chantal Joffe *
May 1 through September 20
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Nina Belle Ward *
May 16 through August 23
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
Directors' Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail *
May 21 through September 20
University of Kentucky Art Museum
Chester Cornett: Beyond the Narrow Sky *
May 9 through July 26
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Mine More Coal: War Effort and Americanism in World War I Posters *
May 9 through September 20



Bellevue Art Museum
Nathan Vincent: Let's Play War! *
June 19 through October 18
Booth Western Art Museum
Blazing the Trail: The Cowboy Artists of America *
June 26 through October 26
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West *
June 6 through August 29
Crocker Art Museum
David Ligare: California Classicist *
June 7 through September 20
Florence Griswold Museum
All the Sea Knows *
June 6 through September 20
Hudson River Museum
The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy / An Installation by Adrien Broom *
June 6 through September 26
Huntington Museum of Art
WHAAM!: Original Comic Drawings from the Collection *
June 27 through October 11
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent *
June 14 through November 1
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Reflections: Artwork by Kevin Kutz *
June 26 through October 10





American Folk Art Museum
Folk Art and American Modernism *
July 18 through September 27, 2015
Amon Carter Museum
Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection *
July 5 through September 13
Bellevue Art Museum
In The Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi *
July 3 through October 18
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Iron and Coal, Petroleum and Steel: Industrial Art from the Steidle Collection *
July 11 through October 25
Mint Museum
America on Paper *
July 2 through October 4




Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
Paintings by Hutchinson, Kansas native Ralph Goltry (1884-1971) *
August 1 through October 18
Cape Cod Museum of Art
After Hopper *
August 29 through November 15
Columbus Museum - Georgia
Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley: Silk Paintings by René Shoemaker *
August 23 through July
Greenville County Museum of Art
Local Talent: Diane Kilgore Condon *
August 12 through September 20
Morris Museum of Art
The African American Voice: Works from the State Art Collection of South Carolina *
August 1 through October 4
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Navajo Weavings from the Pam Parrish Collection *
August 28 through May 8
Palm Springs Art Museum
Still Life: Capturing the Moment *
August 7 through February 21
Oceanside Museum of Art
Baby Tattoo: Carnival of Astounding Art *
August 22 though January 3




Amon Carter Museum
Tales from the American West: The Rees-Jones Collection *
September 5 through February 21
Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
Picturing Winter *
September 26 through January 3
Bruce Museum
Charles Harold Davis, Mystic Impressionist *
September 26 through January 3
Delaware Art Museum
Helen Farr Sloan, 1911-2005 *
September 26 through January 10
El Paso Museum of Art
Hal Marcus / Lyric Modern *
September 6 through January 24
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
Pressing Through Time *
September 19 through January 24
High Museum of Art
American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life *
September 26 through January 31
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
American Made: Selections from The Huntington's Early American Art Collections *
September 5 through January 4
Hyde Collection Art Museum
Audrey Flack: Transformed Drawings *
September 26 through January 3
Oceanside Museum of Art
Bhavna Mehta *
September 4 through January 3
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Philip R. Goodwin: Americas Sporting & Wildlife Artist, A Private Collection *
September12 through February 21
Tucson Museum of Art
Banda Calaca: Installation by Hank Tusinski *
September 26 through January 3
University of Kentucky Art Museum
WAYNE KOESTENBAUM: Unfamiliar Grammar, Paintings from 2010-2015 *
September 12 through December 20
Wichita Art Museum
Scenery, Story, Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art *
September 26 through January 17





Crocker Art Museum
Back to Life: Bay Area Figurative Drawings *
October 11 through May 1
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge *
October 10 through January 4
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Women Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise *
October 9 through January 2
Florence Griswold Museum
The Artist in the Connecticut Landscape *
October 2 through January 31
Greenville County Museum of Art
Andrew Moore *
October 28 through Noember 29
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art  *
October 17 through April 4
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Mad as Hell: The Collages of Richard Saholt *
October 2 through January 3
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Muralse *
October 18 through January 3
Monterey Museum of Art
Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage *
October 29 through March 7
Morris Museum of Art
Real Lives: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kenningtons *
October 17 through January 3
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Monarchs of the Plains *
October 10 through May 8
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life *
October 27 through January 10
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 *
October 3 through January 3
Rockport Art Association
Strokes of Genius: Women Artists of New England *
October10 through November 14
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
Luis Gutierrez: Another Kind of Truth *
October 4 through December 6
Telfair Museum of Art
Monet and American Impressionism *
October 16 through January 24
Amon Carter Museum
Texas Folk Art *
October 17 through September 19
Tucson Museum of Art
Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture *
October 24 through February 14
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s *
October 17 through January 31


Biggs Museum of American Art
New Discoveries: Michael Robear *
November 6 through January 10
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
Paintings by former Gallery Co-Director, Carl Wm. Peterson (1919-2009) *
November 8 through January 24
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Wonder, Whimsey, Wild: Folk Art in America *
November 7 through February 28
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Linden Frederick: Roadside Tales *
November 28, 2015 through March 13
Mint Museum
From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason *
November 21 through March 27
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman *
November 14 through January 31
Norman Rockwell Museum
Harvey Dunn and His Students *
November 7 through March 6
Pasadena Museum of California Art
The Nature of William S. Rice: Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker *
November 15 through April 3
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books *
November 8 through January 17


Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony *
December 5 through February 21
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Loretto
Adolf Dehn's Pennsylvania *
December 11 through April 9



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What is included

These calendars reference exhibitions devoted primarily to American representational art. Not all exhibitions submitted to TFAO are included in calendars.

Excluded content includes:

Resource Library selectively publishes publicity articles concerning retrospective exhibitions of artist organizations' individual members at museums or art centers. Artist organizations include cooperatives, clubs and other membership societies.

Revisions of dates are accepted and encouraged in order for calendars to be as accurate as possible. The deadline for inclusion in a current monthly calendar is the first day of that month.

To make the most of your visit to an exhibition

If you are touring, you will find American art venues to visit Indexed by State within the United States. Call the museum in advance to see if you can:

Exhibition dates may and do change without prior notice from museums to TFAO. Always verify dates directly with museums before visiting their exhibitions.

Museums often have closed days. Mondays are common in the USA but sometimes there are other closed days or multiple closed days. It's a good idea to arrive early or late in the day when there are less crowds. Many museums have tours for school children in the morning, causing increased traffic. Some museums have evening hours and many offer free days throughout the year.

When arriving you can get an idea of what the museum considers it's most cherished works by scanning the postcards in the museum gift shop. Or take a look through books that describe the museum's collection. Larger museums have kiosks, brochures, and even computer rooms for viewing the collection on a screen.

To enrich your visit you may enjoy reading TFAO's Museums Explained. Also, to learn how museums put together exhibitions and tour them, please see TFAO's Planning, Organizing and Touring Art Exhibitions.


How TFAO updates calendars

Future calendars are updated in two ways:


On a bimonthly basis, TFAO volunteers review the Calendar Update Schedule (see A-C D-G H-L M-Q R-S T-Z) to locate museums for which their furthest exhibition closing month has expired. TFAO then reviews the current and future exhibition sections of websites of targeted museums for new information. TFAO then updates the Schedule's listings for the targeted museums with new information by listing on the schedule the earlier of: 1. the furthest exhibition closing month in time or 2. a month which TFAO deems important for follow up. As a part of this review TFAO also updates the related exhibition calendar to include information on newly discovered exhibitions.


Future calendars and Calendar Update Schedules are checked and updated on a continuous basis as information is received by email from museum sources.


How TFAO uses calendars

Towards the end of each month TFAO volunteers review the calendar for all of the listed exhibition openings for that month. TFAO then reviews published exhibition articles and essays in the sub-index page for each related museum to determine if Resource Library has already published an article or essay concerning each calendar listing. If Resource Library has not yet published an article or essay, TFAO sends by email a request for exhibition information to the museum. TFAO sends requests near the end of the exhibition opening month to allow museums time to gather .jpg images and texts from gallery guides, brochures or catalogues, exhibition wall panels and labels, as well as press releases. TFAO requires six hundred or more words of text to publish a Resource Library article or essay for an exhibition.

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