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By Her Hand – Extended

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Booth Western Art Museum extends By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and ThePhotographs of Edward S. Curtis through the Thanksgiving HolidayAlso on display the landscape exhibition of 65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill MahaffeyThe Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA is extending the popular exhibit By Her Hand: NativeAmerican Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis through the Thanksgivingholiday – Sunday, November 27. Also on view is the newly opened landscape exhibition 65 Years ofChasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey.This innovative traveling exhibition brings together Native American artwork and objects, with the iconicphotographs by Edward S. Curtis, creating a relationship between the images and artifacts, enriching themeaning of both by giving context, insight and perspective. Focused on Native women and their art, theexhibition allows us to more deeply understand their roles within Native society, culture and family. Bothclassic and lesser-known Curtis photographs of women, their artwork and the environment in which theylived, from the internationally acclaimed Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, are incorporated in theexhibition.The exhibit highlights Curtis’ compelling photographs of Native American women paired with their objects.By Her Hand features more than 60 photographs by Curtis and nearly 100 original handmade NativeAmerican artifacts. The sheer magnitude of this exhibition has lead Booth Museum Members and visitorsto say this is among the best exhibitions the Booth has ever hosted.“We are pleased this exhibition has been popular -- we were pretty sure it would be based on ourprevious success with photography-related exhibitions,” said Seth Hopkins, Executive Director, BoothWestern Art Museum. “We have received a number of compliments and messages from people thankingus for putting together such an important grouping of great works by Curtis and pairing it with Nativeartifacts. We are extending the exhibition through the Thanksgiving holiday to give more people one lastchance to see this extraordinary body of work.”The extension of By Her Hand coincides with a new landscape exhibition 65 Years of ChasingSunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey, on display through February 19, 2017. Mahaffey completed hisfirst painting in 1950 and ever since he says he has been on a quest, “chasing the sunlight across theland trying to capture the exact luminosity that makes ordinary places magical.” As an avid outdoorsman,Mahaffey is known for his highly detailed paintings of rock formations, canyon walls and mines. Throughnearly 30 paintings, this exhibition highlights the best of his work over the last 20 years. MORE


Page two, By Her Hand ExtendedThese special exhibitions complement the permanent collections in the largest exhibition space forWestern American art in the country. The Booth features Western artists of the 20th and 21st centuries inthe main galleries, a gift shop, library, and a hands-on interactive children’s gallery.A visit to Booth Western Art Museum is an ideal family outing. Admission is $10 plus tax for adults, $8plus tax for seniors 65 and over, $7 plus tax for students, and free for children 12 and under and activemilitary personnel. 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville GA 30120, 770-387-1300, www.boothmuseum.org.About Booth Western Art MuseumBooth Western Art Museum, an Affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museumlocated in Cartersville, Georgia, only 30 minutes north of Atlanta, where guests are invited to SeeAmerica’s Story through contemporary Western artwork, a Presidential Gallery, Civil War art gallery, andSagebrush Ranch, an interactive children’s gallery. Open since August 2003, Booth Museum is the onlymuseum of its kind in the Southeast and has been named the 2016 Escape to the Southeast TravelAttraction of the Year by the Southeast Tourism Society. To learn more about Booth Western ArtMuseum, visit www.boothmuseum.org or call 770-387-1300.Media contacts:Tom Shinall, 770-387-2833 (office) or 770-773-0802 (cell), toms@boothmuseum.org


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