Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Apr 9, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Tucker Smith: A Celebration of Nature

Tucker Smith: A Celebration of Nature and accompanying catalogue present a retrospective of the work of American artist Tucker Smith. Featuring more than 75 original oils, this exhibition is a true survey of the painter's life’s work, with pieces ranging from his early years as a professional artist to his most recent paintings. This exhibit will present the breadth of subject matter he has tackled, including western wildlife, camp and cowboy scenes, as well as stunning landscapes.

Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States and guest-curated by B. Byron Price, Director of Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma.

This exhibition is generously at the National Sporting Library & Museum by the Manuel and Mary Johnson Foundation.

Exhibition Touring Schedule:

June 15, 2020 - August 23, 2020
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson Hole, WY

October 2, 2020 – January 3, 2021
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City, OK

April 8, 2021 – August 22, 2021
National Sporting Library and Museum
Middleburg, VA

September 11, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Booth Western Art Museum
Cartersville, GA


Sep 10, 2021 - Mar 20, 2022
2020 Hindsight: 40 Years of the American Academy of Equine Art

Begun in Middleburg, VA, in 1980 and now based in Lexington, KY, the American Academy of Equine Art’s (AAEA)  founding members were some of the top sporting painters and sculptors of the day: Jean Bowman, June Harrah, Henry Koehler, William Wallace Nall, Marilyn Newmark, Eve Prime, Princess Marie Louise Moncada, Richard Stone Reeves, Sam Savitt, and Else Tuckerman. Forty years later, the organization has inspired a generation of equine artists in all manner of media, techniques, and artistic influences. The exhibition and accompanying catalog, 2020 Hindsight, will explore the rich history of the AAEA, and a dynamic selection of works by members through to the present will be selected to highlight the varied talents fostered by this influential organization over the years. 


Museum Hours

  • Friday & Saturday
  • 11:00am (Members Only)
  • 2:00pm (General Admission)

Library Hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • By Appointment Only

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