2013 National Calendar of Exhibitions

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




American Folk Art Museum
Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed *
January 24 through May 26
Flint Institute of Arts
Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace *
January 27 through March 17
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University
Illustrating Modern Life: The Golden Age of American Illustration from the Kelly Collection *
January 12 through March 31
Georgia Museum of Art
Americans in Italy *
January 19 through April 21
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Maurice Merlin and the American Scene, 1930-1947 *
January 19 through April 15
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper *
January 12 through March 17
Newport Art Museum
Shelf Life: Paintings by Gerry Perrino *
January 19 through May 12
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Photorealism Revisited *
January 24 through April 21
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
Lois Dodd: Catching the Light *
January 17 through April 7
Springfield Museum of Art
Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius *
January 19 through March 3
Wichita Art Museum
The Edmund L. Davison Collection *
January 19 through March 31
William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut
Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of "The Great Gatsby" *
January 22 through March 17





Cahoon Museum of American Art
The Magnificent Spelndor of Trees: How Artists Interpret Trees *
February 1 - March 24, 2013
Delaware Art Museum
State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle*
February 9 through June 1
Greenville County Museum of Art
Stephen Scott Young*
February 6 through April 21
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
Red Willow: Portraits of a Town *
February 9 through May 5
Eva Mirabal and Jonathon Warm Day *
February 9 through May 5
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art *
February 16 through May 12
Museum of Biblical Art
Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery *
February 15 through May 26
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
In Search of the Source: The Nile and Beyond by Lockwood de Forest *
February 2 through April 7
Utah Museum of Fine Arts at University of Utah
Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West *
February 15 through August 11


Art Institute of Chicago
They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950 *
March 3 through June 2
Baltimore Museum of Art
Max Weber: Bringing Paris to New York *
March 3 through June 23
Morris Museum of Art
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection
March 2 through May 26 *
First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson and Her Circle *
March 9 through May 5
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Philip Pearlstein's People, Places, Things *
March 2 through June 16
Norton Museum of Art
The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951 *
March 14 through June 16
Pasadena Museum of California Art
California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960 *
March 10 through July 28
Philadelphia Museum of Art
"Great and Mighty Things": Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection *
March 3 through May 27
Woodmere Art Museum
Charles Searles: A Focus on the Figure *
March 26 through June 15



Amon Carter Museum
Texas Regionalism *
April 30 through April 20
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper *
April 13 through June 16
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity *
April 13 through July 7
Portsmouth Historical Society
Omer T. Lassonde: New Hampshire Modernist *
April 5 through May 27
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann *
April 6 though July 28
Woodmere Art Museum
Private Artist/Public Life: Ethel V. Ashton *
April 6 through June 30




Brandywine River Museum
Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes *
May 25 through July 28
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Work to Do: Women artists in Utah *
May 17 through September 28
Canton Museum of Art
Joseph O'Sickey Retrospective *
May 11 through July 29
Cahoon Museum of American Art
Collecting Stories: American Paintings from the Collection of Thomas Davies *
May 21 through July 7, 2013
Cleveland Artists Foundation
Pioneering Modernism: Post-Impressionism in Cleveland, 1908-1913 *
May 24 through July 27
Denver Art Museum
Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 *
May 19 through September 22
Figge Art Museum
American POP! Selections from the CU Art Museum Collection *
May 4 through September 8
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
The Third Chapter: Woody Crumbo *
May 18 through September 8
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Beyond Influence: The Art of Little City *
May 10 through August 31





Amon Carter Museum
We the People: Picturing American Identity *
June 15 through September 8
Brandywine River Museum
Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan *
June 15 through November 17
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Royal Nebeker: An Artist's Journey *
June 7 through December 20
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Anthony Quinn Exhibition *
June 6 through August 25
Crocker Art Museum
An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle *
June 9 through September 1
El Paso Museum of Art
Impressions East·South·West: Mabel May Woodward *
June 2 through July 21
Greenville County Museum of Art
Masterpieces of American Landscape from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston *
June 19 through September 15
Florence Griswold Museum
Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: An Artist's Guide to the World *
June 8 through September 23
Haggerty Museum of Art
Aberrance and Artifice - The Norton Collection *
June 5 through July 28, 2013
Hudson River Museum
Federico Uribe: Fantasy River *
June 1 through August 4
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
For and Against Modern Art: The Armory Show + 100 *
June 29 through September 29, 2013
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South *
June 1 through September 15
Michener (James A.) Art Museum
Nelson Shanks: A Brush with Reality *
June 8 through September 8
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Joe Price Prints *
June 8 through July 21
New Britain Museum of American Art
Imagine That! Children's and Young Adult Illustrations from the Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection *
June 24 through ?
Portsmouth Athenaeum
Ephemera: the Art of Everyday Printed Matter *
June 14 through September 15
Saint Louis Art Museum
Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Carl Ferdinand Wimar *
June 29 through January 19
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Ian Hornak: Transparent Barricadesr *
June 1 through October 13





Cape Cod Museum of Art
Standing Tall: Lighthouses in Cape and Islands Art *
July 25 through September 8
Flint Institute of Arts
Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection *
July 13 through September 22
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Lin Carte: A Tribute *
July 14 through September 8
Monterey Museum of Art
In Process: Andrew Schoultz *
July 5 through November 17
Morris Museum of Art
The Gladness of Nature: Paintings by Honor Marks *
July 27 through October 6
Springville Museum of Art
Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art *
July 10 through June 1, 2016







Allen Memorial Art Museum
Modern & Contemporary Realisms *
August 6 through June 22
Bruce Museum
Telling American History: Realism from the Print Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly *
August 31 through December 1
Butler Institute of American Art
William Partridge Burpee (1846-1940): Pastels *
August 4 through November 23
Cahoon Museum of American Art
In Praise of Women: How Women are Portrayed in American Art *
August 20 through September 29
Cape Cod Museum of Art
The Process of the Print: George Lockwood (1929-1969) *
August 29 through November 3
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
This Land: Picturing a Changing America in the 1930s and 1940s *
August 31 through January 6
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace *
August 31 through January 19
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Allan Houser and His Students *
August 30 through May 11
New Britain Museum of American Art
Jacob Collins: Recent Work *
August 24 through November 24
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Things Wondrous & Humble: American Still Life *
August 8 through December 8




Boston Athenæum
Collecting for a New Century: Paintings and Sculptures*
September 18 through February 1
Figge Art Museum
A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois University *
September 14 through January 5
Harwood Museum of the University of New Mexico
The Paintings of Burt Harwood *
September 21 through January 26
Indiana University Art Museum
Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy *
September 14 through December 15
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
It Takes a Hard Heart: The Life Work of Eddie Harris *
September 13 through December 28
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Wild West *
September 17 through February 4
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Tomás Marais: Artist in Exile *
September 29 through November 24
National Academy Museum
See it Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters *
September 26 through January 26
Newport Art Museum
The Art of Sea-ing *
September 28 through January 19
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Lucien Abrams: An Impressionist From Texas *
September 14 through February 14
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted *
September 7 through December 8
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
An American Visionary: Alexandre Hogue*
September 28 through January 14
Taft Museum of Art
Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art *
September 20 through January 12
Woodmere Art Museum
Wild Flowers: Paintings and Drawings by Peter Paone *
September 28 - January 19





Boca Raton Museum of Art
Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony *
October 8 through December 29
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Southwestern Art and Early Modernism, 1910-1960 *
October 13 through July 2014
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Prints of William Walmsley *
October 29 through July 8
Greenville County Museum of Art
Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart *
October 6 through December 29
Hockaday Museum of Art
Paul Tunkis: The Uncommon Eye - Impressions of a Montana Outdoorsman *
October 17 through November 23
Hudson River Museum
Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940 *
October 12 through January 17
Huntington Museum of Art
Self-taught, Outsider, Visionary: Highlights from the Folk Art Collection *
October 5 through March 30
Huntsville Museum of Art
American Beauty: Selections from the Wiginton Collection *
October 19 through January 14
Milwaukee Art Museum
Thomas Sully: Painted Performance *
October 11 through January 5
Morris Museum of Art
Dark Corners: The Appalachian Murder Ballads: Paintings by Julyan Davis *
October 12 through December 15
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World *
October 6 through January 20
Nassau County Museum of Art
Peter Max *
October 26 through February 2
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art *
October 25 through March 2
Swope Art Museum
Jonathan Soard: Between Heaven and Earth *
October 4 through January 4
Tucson Museum of Art
Common Elegance: The Still Life Paintings of William Shepherd *
October 12 through January 12
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Folk Art for Children - 1760-1940 *
October 19 through March 30





Art Institute of Chicago
Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine *
November 12 through January 2
Biggs Museum of American Art
Refining the Region: the Landscapes of Bayard T. Berndt *
November 1 through February 23
Cranbrook Art Museum
Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse *
November 16 through March 23
Greenville County Museum of Art
South Carolina Art: Eight Decades of New *
November 6 through March 16
High Museum of Art
Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West * [11/8 separate inquiries to museum and author of article]
November 3 through April 13
Huntington Museum of Art
Visions of the Prophet: The Visual Art of Kahlil Gibran *
November 2 through February 9.
Huntsville Museum of Art
Donato Giancola: From Middle Earth to Outer Space and Beyond *
November 16 through January 1
Jewish Museum
Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective *
November 8 through March 23
Morris Museum of Art
Images of Hearth and Home by Eldridge Bagley *
November 12 through January 19
New Britain Museum of American Art
Aloha: Hawaiian Art and Artifacts from the Sullivan Collectione *
Noember 30 through March 2
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Beyond The Paint: Philadelphia's Mural Arts *
November 15 through April 6


Detroit Institute of Arts
Let Me Show You What I Saw: American Views on City and Country, 1912-1963 *
December 20 through June 29
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Impressions: Selections from Stewart & Stewart *
December 21 through February 23
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925 *
December 18 through April 13
Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz
Mind, Heart and Hand: The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild *
December 7 through February 2
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection *
December 21 through March 23
Norman Rockwell Museum
Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson *
December 7 through February 23
Portland Museum of Art - Maine
American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells *
December 21 through February 23
Springville Museum of Art
Curiouser & Curiouser: The Artwork of James Christensen, Cassandra Barney, Emily McPhie & Family *
December 11 through April 6
Utah Museum of Fine Arts at University of Utah
The Savage Poem Around Me: Alfred Lambourne's Great Salt Lake *
December 13 through June 15


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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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