2016 National Calendar of Exhibitions

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




Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University
Carlos Lopez: A forgotten Michigan Painter *
January 8 through April 3
Brookgreen Gardens
Sandy Scott: A Retrospective *
January 23 through April 24
Cantor Arts Center / Stanford University
Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn *
January 16 through May 9
Columbus Museum - Georgia
Master Printmakers, 1920-1940: Selections from the Collection *
January 10 through July 3
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Archipenko: A Modern Legacy * (email also sent to International Arts & Artists)
January 29 through April 17
Delaware Art Museum
Inside Out: Carol Tippit Woolworth, Catherine Drabkin, Pahl Alexander Hluchan, Colleen Randall, Daniel Jackson *
January 23 through April 24
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ
Dyana Hesson: Return to the Desert, Celebrating 25 Years of Paintings *
January 29 through May 22
Greenville County Museum of Art
Right Before Your Eyes: Art + History *
January 13 through September 11
Haggerty Museum of Art
Carrie Schneider: Reading Women *
January 21 through May 22
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 *
January 23 through May 9
Morris Museum of Art
Social Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection *
January 16 through April 10
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Altoona
Julie Wohl: Tradition and Inspiration *
January 22 through May 7
Tucson Museum of Art
Big Skies/Hidden Stories: Ellen Wagener Pastels *
January 16 through June 26




Bellevue Art Museum
Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at MEISSEN *
February 26 through May 29
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
Paintings by former Sandzén student Anna Keener (1895-1982) *
February 7 through April 17
Columbia Museum of Art
REMIX: Themes and Variations in African-American Art *
February 5 through May 3
Heard Museum
Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes *
February 27 through September 28
High Museum of Art
Vik Muniz *
February 28 through May 29
Hudson River Museum
Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal *
February 7 through May 8
Hyde Collection Art Museum
The Other Rockwell: Douglass Crockwell in Glens Falls *
February 13 through May 1
Laguna Art Museum
Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective *
February 21 through May 30
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Holly Trostle Brigham: Sisters and Goddesses *
February 20 through May 29
Montclair Art Museum
American Visions: 1870-1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection *
February 7 through June 19
Monterey Museum of Art
Insignias of Fort Ord: Art in Everyday Military Life *
February 11 through April 18
Morris Museum of Art
The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of Little St. Simons Island *
February 20 through May 22
National Academy Museum
An American Collection *
February 4 through January 1, 2019
New Britain Museum of American Art
New/Now: Clinton Deckert *
February 20 through June 7
Norton Museum of Art
O'Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York *
February 18 through May 15
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Richard Parrish: Aerial Perspectives of the American Landscape *
February 12 through June 19




Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
Edward Buyck: Picturing the American Revolution *
March 1 through June 25
Booth Western Art Museum
Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands *
March 10 through July 3
Detroit Institute of Arts *
Dance! American Art 1830-1960
March 20 through June 12
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard *
March 8 through June 5
Greenville County Museum of Art
The Poetry of Place *
March19 through September 18
Indiana State Museum
200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy *
March 19 through October 2
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Katharine Steele Renninger: Craft, Commitment, Community *
March 26 through June 12
Morris Museum of Art
Pottery from the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection at Georgia Southern University *
March 12 through June 30
Nassau County Museum of Art
Kenny Scharf *
March 19 through July 10
New-York Historical Society
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems *
March 18 through September 25
Norman Rockwell Museum
Mac Conner: A New York Life *
March 19 through June 19



Boca Raton Museum of Art
Arnold Newman: Master Class *
April 21 through July 3
Boston Athenæum
Collecting For The Boston Athenaeum In the 21st Century: Prints & Photographs *
April 6 through September 4
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Steve Moseley Patience Bottles *
April 12 through June 5
Mint Museum
Here & Now: 80 Years of Photography at the Mint *
April16 through September 18
National Gallery of Art
Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art *
April 3 through July 24
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Jose Arpa, Spanish Painter in Texas *
April 9 through September 5



Bellevue Art Museum
Balance and Tension: The Furniture of Seth Rolland *
May 20 through August 14
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
Prints by Helen West Heller from the Sandzén Gallery and Bethany College collections *
May 1 through July 17
Flint Institute of Arts
Function, Form, and Fantasy: Ceramics from the Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection *
May 6 through August 14
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University
David A. Leffel: The Mystery of Light *
May 14 through August 7
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Mark Dion: An artist's residency and site-specific installation *
May 26 through December 11
Gibbes Museum of Art
Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess *
May 28 through October 9
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and The West *
May 22 through September 11
Hockaday Museum of Art
Above the Fruited Plain - Dwayne Wilcox *
May 5 through June 25
Native Sons of the American West / Paul Surber *
May 5 through June 25
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Geographies of Wonder, Part 1: Origin Stories of America's National Parks, 1872-1933 *
May 14 through September 3
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
A Good Summer's Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist *
May 7 through September 11
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Feathers Fall Around You *
May 7 through July 10
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting *
May 27 through December 31
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Painting the Park - The Tetons in Art *
May 13 through September 5
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860-1960 *
May 19 through November 20
University of Kentucky Art Museum
LAWRENCE TARPEY: Figures & Ground *
May 6 through July 31







Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
Circus Circus *
June 12 through October 16
Art Institute of Chicago
America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s *
June 5 through September 1
Autry National Center - Museum of the American West
Revolutionary Vision: Group f/64 and Richard Misrach Photographs From the Bank of America Collection *
June 4 through January 8
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography *
- through August 21, 2016
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Robert Douglas Hunter: A Life in Art Exhibit *
June 16 - August 14
Cheekwood Museum of Art
American Artists at Home and Abroad *
June 18 through December 31
Crocker Art Museum
Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present *
June19 through September 11
Delaware Art Museum
Edward Koren: The Capricious Line *
June 25 through September 18
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey *
June 19 through October 23
Flint Institute of Arts
Moving Toward the Light *
June 18 through August 21
Florence Griswold Museum
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 *
June 3 through September 18
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Tatiana Klacsmann: The Magical Land of No *
June 24 through July 29
Huntington Museum of Art
Earth Stories *
June 25 through October 2
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Dreamscapes *
- through August 7
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Fred Wessel: Master of Egg Tempera *
June 25 through October 2
Laguna Art Museum
Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist *
June 26 through September 25
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Lloyd Ney: Local Color *
June 4 through September 11
Morris Museum of Art
Gulf Beaches: Paintings and Works on Paper by Richard Segalman *
June 4 through August 28
Nasher Museum of Art
Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes *
- through September 18
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Vintage Park Posters *
June 18 through August 18
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
American Masterworks of Howard Terpning: Highlights from the Eddie Basha Collection *
June 24 through September 11,
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Harriet Rosenberg and Tim Klock: A Cut Above *
- through September 10
Tweed Museum of Art
Jeffrey T. Larson: Domestic Space *
June 9 through September 18
All This Is True: the Art of Sue Coe and Warrington Colescott *
June 9 through September 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic *
June 11 through September 5
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
William Clutz: Crossings*
June 5 through August 28
Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
Lone Wolf (Hart M. Schultz): Cowboy, Actor & Artist *
June 20 through August  31
(see Calendar email contact)






Booth Western Art Museum
Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond *
July 21 through October 2
Brandywine River Museum
Get the Picture! Contemporary Children's Book Illustration *
July 1 through October 9
Cantor Arts Center / Stanford University
California: The Art of Water *
July 13 through November 28
Colby College Museum of Art
A Usable Past: American Folk Art at the Colby College Museum of Art *
July 9 through January 8
Columbus Museum - Georgia
Lamar Baker (1908 - 1994) : Selected Works on Paper *
July 23 through January 29
Delaware Art Museum
Dark Humor: African American Art from the University of Delaware *
July 16 through September 25
Huntington Museum of Art
A TALENT FORGOTTEN: The Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson *
July 2 through September 18
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Revisiting "Black Folk Art in America" *
July 15 through January 2
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Photo-Realism *
July 02 through September 25
Nassau County Museum of Art
Feast for the Eyes *
July 30 through November 6
New Britain Museum of American Art
Masterpieces of The Sanford B.D. Low (Illustration Collection *
July 8 through October 2




Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
Birds and Beyond: the Prints of Maurice Bebb*
August 6 through October 23
Haggerty Museum of Art
August 18 through December 23
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Escape Routes*
August 7 trhough January 22
Morris Museum of Art
The World of Rolland Golden*
August 6 through October 30
Orlando Museum of Art
My Friend: Eric Rohmann*
August 6 through October 30
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Winging it to Heaven: The Norton's Naturalist Books with Avian Illustration*
August 6 through October 2
Telfair Museums
One Hundred Years of Harmony: Paintings by Gari Melchers*
August 26 through December 11
University of Mississippi Museum
August 9 through December 10



Bruce Museum
Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors' Private Collections* in topics
September 24 through January 2
Bryan Memorial Gallery
Harry Orlyk*
September 8 through November 6
Fitchburg Art Museum
Plastic Imagination* in topics
September 25 - January 15
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s from the Hirsch Collection* in topics
September 2 through December 18
Hockaday Museum of Art
Double Visions / Ron and Echo Ukrainetz*
September 15 through November 5
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Political Persuader: Cartoons by Frank M. Spangler, Sr.*
September 24 through November 27
Nasher Museum of Art
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art*
September 1 through January 8
National Gallery of Art
In the Tower: Barbara Kruger*
September 30 through January 29
Norman Rockwell Museum
Campaigns and Caricatures: The Political Cartoons of Thomas Nast*
September 10 through December 4
Palm Springs Art Museum
Western Stories*
September 3 through September 4
Grass Roots: Native American Basketry of the West*
September 3 through September 4
Pasadena Museum of California Art
In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the California Coast Culture*
September 25 through February 19
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Grant Wood and the American Farm*
September 9 through December 31
Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
William Clutz: Crossings*
September 9 through December 9
(on exhibit through 8/28/16 at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts)
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Foon Sham: Sea of Hope II*
September 10 through January 8






Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
The Wizards of Pop: Sabuda & Reinhart*
October 22 through December 30
Biggs Museum of American Art
Clark V. Fox: Icon Chains*
October 7 through January 22
Boston Athenæum
Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed*
October 7 through February 11
Brandywine River Museum
Rural Modernism *
October 29 through January 22
Bruce Museum
Small Scales: Lands of Enchantment*
October 29 through January 29
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Celebrating 75 Years - Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum*
Opens October 18, 2016
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The Art of American Dance: 1830-1960*
October 22 through January 16
Delaware Art Museum
Elizabeth Osborne: The Sixties*
October 8 through January 8
Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism*
October 22 through January 22
Heard Museum
Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist*
October 15 through January 8
High Museum of Art
Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett*
October 9 through January 8
Hudson River Museum
Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray*
October 8 through February 12
Laguna Art Museum
Anna Althea Hills: Art, Education, Community*
October 16 through January 15
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent*
October 15 through January 8
National Museum of Wildlife Art
25 Fables: Aesop's Animals Illustrated*
October 14 through April 23
Sandy Scott: A Retrospective*
October 22 through April 16
New Britain Museum of American Art
As We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch*
October 21 through January 8
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Francesco Clemente: Dormiveglia*
October 23, 2016 - April 23
Palm Springs Art Museum
Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West*
October 22 through February 19
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
Of Whales in Paint - Rockwell Kent's Moby-Dick*
October 15, 2016 to December 31
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Scarlett Passions, Bellocq's Storyville*
October 21 through December 18
Tucson Museum of Art
The New Westward: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles that Move the Modern West*
October 15 through February 2
University of Michigan Museum of Art
The Aesthetic Movement in America: Artists of the Photo-Secession*
October 28 through March 12


Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy
The Deception of Perception: Exploring Distortion and Ambiguity in Photography*
November 15 through ?
Baker Museum
In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940*
November 12 to March 12
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
Sculpture and paintings by Martha and Del Pettigrew of Kearney, Nebraska*
November 6, 2016 through January 15, 2017
Hockaday Museum of Art
Journey: A Painter's Life, Karen Leigh*
November 10 - December 31
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Poetry of Content: Five Contemporary Representational Artists*
November 5 through February 19
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
The Death of Impressionism?: Disruption & Innovation in Art*
November 12 through February 26
National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing*
November 20 through March 5
Norman Rockwell Museum
Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning*
November 12 through May 29



Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
Everything is Fine: Purdy Eaton *
December 16 through February 26
Bellevue Art Museum
Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition *
December 16 through May 2017
Danforth Museum of Art
Figuration in American Art: Selections from the Danforth Art Permanent Collection at North Hill *
December 14 through January, 2018
Flint Institute of Arts
Work on Paper *
December 3 through January 29
New-York Historical Society
Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing *
December 16 through March 12


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