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The great hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Frick Collection's west gallery, New York City

THE MUSEUMS YOU LOVE MOST

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or the past four years, Fine Art Connoisseur has dedicated part of a winter issue to highlighting America’s art museums and the important, wide-ranging roles they play. The American Alliance of Museums reports that 860 million visits are made to U.S. museums every year. That statistic is impressive, yet it does not fully convey how central museums have become in our civic life. They are no longer just places to learn, but also to gather, celebrate, mourn, and have fun. Museums have grown ever more welcoming, enticing people of all ages to come have a look. And for those who live too far away to visit, museums are working hard to catalogue and post their collections online. This year we asked you, our readers, to tell us which art museums you love the most. We appreciate your having responded so enthusiastically, and now we are thrilled to report your choices below, ranked in order of popularity. One note: we asked you to choose with a nod toward institutional budget sizes (essentially large, medium, and small), because it’s really not fair to compare a gigantic museum mounting dozens of exhibitions each year to a very small one with just one or two shows.

LARGE Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Art Institute of Chicago Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Philadelphia Museum of Art

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MEDIUM Frick Collection, New York City Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

SMALL Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City Wow, did you choose well: all of these museums are doing great work. And we found your choices in the “small” category especially revealing; clearly, there is a need and affection for institutions that specialize in particular areas (like art of the American West, or sculpture). That’s just as it should be, and we are grateful that America has many such venues nationwide. Finally, we thank our museum colleagues for all they do on our behalf, and we wish them much continued success.

Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief, Fine Art Connoisseur

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2020 MUSEUM EXHIBITION CALENDAR ONGOING FROM 2019 December 6, 2019–April 11 Richard Galusha Retrospective "An Artist’s Journey,” Steamboat Art Museum, CO

JANUARY January 7–March 28 Carmelo Blandino Exhibition (Opening Reception January 9), Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI January 11–March 22 Dox Thrash, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY January 19–April 26 Francisco Goya, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

April 22–July 2 96th Annual Spring Salon Exhibition (Opening Reception April 22), Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

August 11–October 31 A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park (Opening Reception August 8), Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT

April 24–June 1 Continuum: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Missoula Art Museum Collection (Opening Reception April 23), Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT

SEPTEMBER

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September 18–25 Steamboat Art Museum 2020 Plein Air Exhibition and Sale, Steamboat Art Museum, CO

May 13–September 7 “Years Gone By” David M. Taylor and Denise Labadie Art Quilts, Steamboat Art Museum, CO

September 17–January 18, 2021 Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

OCTOBER October–January 2021 The Sundance Series by Gary Schildt, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

FEBRUARY

May 16 Annual Art Ball, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

February 1–May 3 New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West, The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

May 17–January 3, 2021 Dress Codes, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA

October 20–December 23 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition (Opening Reception October 22), Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI

February 8–March 22 Masters of the American West® Art Exhibition & Sale, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA

May 21–August 23 Making Their Mark: American Women Artists (Paintings by AWA), The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

October 21–January 13, 2021 35th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition (Opening Reception October 21), Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

February 11–July 11 Legacies of the Vaqueros, The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

May 22–September 6 Still in the Saddle: The Hollywood Western, 1969-1980, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

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February 13–June 7 The Jackson Hole 5: Important Painters from the West, The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA February 14–April 10 Looking at the Landscape: The Work of Dale Beckman and Richard Thompson, Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT February 20–March 19 The Russell Exhibition and Sale, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

MARCH March 7–July 26 On Seeing Color: Elliott Porter and Robert Glenn Ketchum, The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

JUNE June 5–September 12 Northwest Montana Nature Photographers (Opening Reception June 4), Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT

June 6–September 30 Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians/Billy Schenck: Myth of the West, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT June 9–August 1 Jacob Dhein Exhibition (Opening Reception June 11), Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI June 20–September 13 Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

March 28–June 14 Tradition! Russian Lacquer Paintings, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

June 20–September 13 J.S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

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Summer 2020 Technology and the American West, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

April 17–August 1 Intertwined w/Living Waters: the Art of Linda Glover Gooch (Opening Reception April 16), Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT

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December 4–April 17, 2021 “Four Directions. Common Paths” — Whitcomb, Oberg, Smith, Young, Steamboat Art Museum, CO

June 6–August 30 Forever Glacier: A Legacy Project by Nancy Cawdrey, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

March 27–May 3 Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale (Opening Weekend March 27–28), Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

April 7–May 30 Craig Blietz Exhibition (Opening Reception April 9), Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI

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JULY AUGUST August 11–October 10 2020 Painting the Figure Now Exhibition (Opening Reception August 13), Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI

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Visit Los Angeles and See Works by 64 Premier Western Artists FEBRUARY 8–MARCH 22, 2020 DON’T MISS artist talks by Billy Schenck and Kim Wiggins on Opening Day, February 8. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Tony Abeyta • William Acheff • Peter Adams • Bill Anton • Gerald Balciar • Thomas Blackshear II • Christopher Blossom • Autumn Borts-Medlock • Eric Bowman • John Budicin • Kenneth Bunn • Scott Burdick • George Carlson • G. Russell Case • Tim Cherry • Len Chmiel • Michael Coleman • Nicholas Coleman • Mick Doellinger • Dennis Doheny • John Fawcett • Tammy Garcia • Richard V. Greeves • Logan Maxwell Hagege • Harold T. Holden • Doug Hyde • Oreland C. Joe Sr. • Steve Kestrel • Susan Lyon • Mark Maggiori • Walter T. Matia • Eric Merrell • Denis Milhomme • Dean L. Mitchell • Jim Morgan • John Moyers • Terri Kelly Moyers • Bill Nebeker • Conchita O’Kane • Dan Ostermiller • JoAnn Peralta • Daniel W. Pinkham • Kyle Polzin • Howard Post • Kevin Red Star • Grant Redden • Mateo Romero • Gayle Garner Roski • Roseta Santiago • Billy Schenck • Sandy Scott • William Shepherd • Tim Shinabarger • Mian Situ • Adam Smith • Daniel Smith • Matt Smith • Tim Solliday • Margery Torrey • Kent Ullberg • Dustin Van Wechel • Brittany Weistling • Kim Wiggins • Jim Wilcox

AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 TheAutry.org/Masters | Event Contact: 323.495.4331

BRITTANY WEISTLING, PATRICIA’S ROSES (DETAIL), OIL ON LINEN, 16 X 26 IN.


(L to R) Kathryn Mapes Turner, Amy Ringholz, September Vhay, Kathy Wipfler, Amy Lay

The Jackson Hole 5: Important Painters from the West February 13, 2020 – June 7, 2020


Todd Conner, A Glance Into the Past, Oil, 24” x 36”

The Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale takes place along the iconic San Antonio River Walk and showcases over 300 works by more than eighty of the country’s top Western artists. Attendees will enjoy a full weekend of events, including the Exhibition Preview, Live Auction, and the Luck of the Draw Sale and Reception.

Opening Weekend: March 27 & 28, 2020 Public Exhibition & Sale: March 29 - May 3

Visit briscoemuseum.org/noa for event details.


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Joseph Henry Sharp(1859‒1953), Call of the War Chief, oil on canvas, 30 by 36 inches

Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious and fun western art events in the world, The Russell is set to impress once again, offering competitive bidding for significant works by highly acclaimed historic and contemporary Western artists.

2020 EXHIBITIONS Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians Billy Schenck: Myth of the West JUNE 6 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Organized by the Briscoe Western Art Museum, Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians explores how the father of American pop art highlighted classic Western archetypes and called attention to myths of the American West in his colorful, iconic style. Cowboys and Indians is unique within Warhol’s print series because it was the first to combine images of material culture with portraits. Organized as a companion exhibition, Billy Schenck: Myth of the West illustrates how the “Warhol of the West” fashioned a new movement— Western pop—inspired by Andy Warhol’s techniques and appropriation of source materials. From the start, Schenck based his paintings on Hollywood interpretations of a mythic “Old West.”

Forever Glacier: A Legacy Project by Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey JUNE 6 - AUGUST 30, 2020

As a Glacier Centennial Artist and with the Park so close in proximity and near to her heart, Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey has created a series of large colorful silk paintings honoring each of the 18 large mammals and four additional pieces showing groupings of all the small mammals who live or have lived in Glacier Park.

The Sundance Series by Gary Schildt OCTOBER 2020 - JANUARY 2021 This remarkable series of 42 paintings by the Blackfeet artist Gary Schildt represents the most meaningful aspects of the annual Medicine Lodge ceremony, or Sun Dance, celebrated in July by the Blackfeet of Browning, Montana. Painted over a three-year period (1995–1997), the series was conceived by Schildt as a way to give back to his people and to reconfirm his own cultural roots. 400 13 th Street North | Great Falls, Montana | (406) 727–8787 | cmrussell.org


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Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah


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Carmelo Blandino Order in Chaos, 60” x 60”, Acrylic and chalk on canvas, 2019

New paintings on exhibit at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art January 7 - March 28, 2020

Reception January 9 from 6-8pm wmoca.org

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Fine Art Connoisseur's 2020 Museum Guide  

Fine Art Connoisseur's 2020 Museum Guide