Recognized as one of the great art museums in America, the Booth Western Art Museum is a journey through the American West at the largest permanent space for Western American art in the country. Current and upcoming exhibits shatter stereotypes and explore the diversity of cowboy culture at 501 North Museum Drive, Cartersville, Georgia.
“Captivated – Rossin’s Southwest & Beyond”
May 16 – September 26, 2021
Ross Rossin, leading portrait artist of American and world notables, goes beyond the trademark photorealism evident in his “Commanders in Chief Mural Project,” creating a new visual language to convey the powerful, multi-sensory impressions he experienced on an exploration of the American Southwest. Growing up watching Western movies in his native Bulgaria, Rossin dreamed of coming to America and visiting Monument Valley. Visitors can compare the techniques of his massive Presidential murals to his mesmerizing new direction May 16–September 26, 2021 at the Booth Western Art Museum just north of Atlanta in Cartersville. Journalists: More details on this noted artist and his works can be found at https://www.travelmediapressroom.com/2020/10/26/artist-ross-rossin-completes-commanders-in-chief-mural-project/
“Vaquero Legacies & Diverse Descendants”
Through July 11, 2021
“Legacies” focuses on the first cowboys to come to the Americas in the late 1600s and the often-overlooked diversity of the American cowboy. A dozen photographers celebrate the Charros of Mexico, Indian relay races and rodeos, the paniolos of Hawaii, Black cowboy culture and rodeos, and many more rich expressions of this deeply Western tradition. Artist Richard DuCree notes, “Despite discrimination, great legends emerged and made their mark in history.” People of Color and their stories are presented to further the understanding that the West was–and is– many cultures and peoples. CLICK HERE to take a 3D tour.
“Recent Treasures: Acquisition Highlights”
Through August 15, 2021
Highlights the gifts the Booth received in 2019 and 2020, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and Native American art objects. CLICK HERE to view the exhibit or CLICK HERE for a gallery walk through of the exhibit.
“Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition”
May 11 – August 22, 2021
This juried exhibition features the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational programs.
The best part? It’s a two-fer
A visit during the new exhibit will enable visitors to fully experience the amazing range and detail of Rossin’s “Commanders in Chief Mural Project” and compare it with his new direction. This historically important three-part installation features all of the U.S. Presidents as if together in time. Collectively the three paintings encompass 13 by 62 feet and represent eight years of research and painting. Rossin’s “Love letter to America,” his adopted homeland, started in 2003 with a 13 by 23-foot oil painting of the 20th century Presidents. The 21st century painting currently includes Presidents George W. Bush, Barak Obama and Donald Trump, with Joseph Biden to be started in 2021. Shadowy silhouettes hold spots for future leaders, including at least two that suggest a female figure. They’re located in the Booth’s Presidential Gallery, which includes a portrait of every U.S. president and a letter penned by each.