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Seth Hopkins

[Published by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, August 5, 2019]

How does a museum make a traditional art genre relevant to younger generations without alienating its most ardent fans and collectors? That’s a question that Seth Hopkins answers on a daily basis in his role as the executive director of the Booth Western Art Museum, located in Cartersville, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. Opened in 2003, the Booth is the world’s largest permanent exhibition space dedicated to Western art, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. It features works from legendary Western artists such as Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, as well as contemporary masters like Howard Terpning. Beyond the Western genre, the museum is also home to a collection of

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