Wed, Nov 02|
Yavapai College*, Sedona Campus
Contemporary Western Art: More than Cowboys & Indians - Seth Hopkins
Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum. Seth spoke on Contemporary Western Art: More than Cowboys and Indians, tracing the artistic developments in Western art over the past 50 years.
Time & Location
Nov 02, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Yavapai College*, Sedona Campus , 4215 Arts Village Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
About The Event
BOOTH MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SPEAK ON WESTERN ART – MORE THAN JUST COWBOYS AND INDIANS
The Sedona Art Museum hosted Seth Hopkins, executive director of the Booth Museum of Western Art for a presentation on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Yavapai College*, Sedona Campus.
The Booth Museum, a Smithsonian affiliated museum, is the largest permanent exhibit space for Western art in the country. In 2015, the Booth Museum celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Cowboy Artists of America, a group which got its start in Sedona by local artists Joe Beeler, Charlie Dye, John Hampton, and George Phippen.
Located in Cartersville, Georgia, the Booth Museum of Western Art houses the country’s best collection of contemporary Western American Art. During this lively session, Hopkins will define “contemporary” and “Western” while tracing the artistic developments of this genre over the past 50 years. He will also discuss the daunting legacy facing today’s Western artists, left by those working in the period 1830 to1930.
Seth has served as executive director of Booth since 2000. Since 2003, he has also served as the executive director of Georgia Museums, Inc. – which operates the Booth Museum, Bartow History Museum and Tellus – Northwest Georgia Science Museum.
Under his guidance, the Booth Museum grew from an initial vision of a 30,000 square foot regional art center, to a world-class 120,000 square foot Smithsonian affiliated museum.
The Booth is now the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country.
Southwest Art Magazine included Hopkins on its list of 10 prominent people who are “making noteworthy contributions to the art world.”
Among the nearly 100 exhibitions that Hopkins has curated or co-curated are Ansel Adams;
Before and After; Blazing the Trail: 50 Years of the Cowboy Artists of America; Selling the Sizzle: The Art of Movie Posters and American Spirit Remembered: The Art of Mort Kuntsler.
Hopkins recently served a two-year term as president of the Museums West Consortium, a group including the 15 largest and most important Western Museums.
Early registration is encouraged as seating is limited. To make your reservation, please visit www.SedonaArtMuseum.org. Admission is free. For more information, contact
Mary Byrd, 284-2506 or Harriet McInnis 282-0788.
*This event is not sponsored or endorsed by Yavapai College.
Photo Attached: Seth Hopkins, executive director, Booth Western Art Museum
Regular Ticket$25.00+$0.63 service fee
Students$15.00+$0.38 service fee