Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art reopening on Tuesday

Published: June 28, 2021

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The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will reopen with a host of new exhibitions on Tuesday, June 29.

New exhibitions include “Outside In,” a collaboration with Auburn’s Museum of Natural History featuring Audubon etchings and scientific specimens, June 29-Jan. 2, and Crafting America, a new exhibition featuring 90 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass and more unexpected materials organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum that celebrates the skill and individuality of craft within the broad context of American art—from jewelry to furniture to sculptures and more. In addition, the grounds are open with outdoor sculpture, water features and landscaped walking paths, with the monumental interactive sculpture “Down Where Paradise Lay” by Patrick Dougherty.

Regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. beginning June 29. The museum also will be open from noon-4 p.m. on the Fourth of July holiday.

For more information about the museum’s exciting summer options, visit its official website here.

A fabric piece of art by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

This piece by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, titled “Home of the Brave,” will be part of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art’s “Crafting America” exhibition that begins on June 29. It was created in 2013 using wire, silk, fabric, safety pins and synthetic and natural threads. (Photo by Michael Tropea)