Tickets on sale for exhibition preview party, live music at museum

Published: October 01, 2021

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The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University is hosting an exhibition preview party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. Admission is $50 for a sneak peek and reception for “The Joy Fields,” featuring a new survey of vibrant large-scale abstract paintings by Whitney Wood Bailey, an Auburn Class of 2005 graduate, as well as “Anila Quayyum Agha: The Weight of Black,” an immersive experience of light and shadow by the internationally renowned Pakistani American artist and “Outside In,” which pairs Audubon etchings and insect specimens from Auburn’s Museum of Natural History.

To purchase admission, go to All three exhibitions officially open to the public on Friday, Oct. 8, and will run through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, and museum admission is free. For more information, go to or call 334-844-1484.

Submitted by: Charlotte Hendrix

A piece of art by Whitney Wood Bailey

Whitney Wood Bailey, a 2005 Auburn graduate, created this piece titled "Tree of Life" in 2019. (Photo courtesy of the artist)