Auburn University faculty art on display at Jule Collins Smith Museum through May 30

AUBURN – The Auburn University Faculty Exhibition is on display at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art through May 30. This exhibition reflects the individual interests and skills of the diverse studio faculty in Auburn’s Department of Art and features paintings, sculpture, works on paper, ceramics and other media.

Exhibitions of faculty art are held periodically at the museum, and provide opportunities not only for the community to see the art created at Auburn University, but also for art students to see the close relationship between the classroom and application.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Tuesday lectures will be given March 14-May 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium or galleries during which art historians will share their expertise.

On April 7, the lecture “On The House: Space, Memory, and Identity in the Ancient Maya World” will be given by Cynthia Kristan-Graham. The talk will focus on the speaker’s current work at Chichén Itzá, a late Maya capital in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Cynthia Kristan-Graham received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in art history from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Various artists from the Auburn University faculty will speak about their work in the museum galleries on April 14 and April 28.

On April 21, Kathryn Floyd will give the lecture “Photographs of Art Exhibitions.” Floyd is an assistant professor of art history at Auburn University specializing in modern and contemporary art in Europe, the United States and Africa.

On May 5, Susan Braden will give a lecture on “Alabama Small Towns: Working within the Ideals of Development and Historic Preservation.” Braden, who recently retired from the art department, taught art history at Auburn for 20 years. Her major interest is in American art and architecture. She is the Alabama representative to the Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians.

For more information about this exhibition or the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, go to or call (334) 844-1484.

Contact: Colleen Bourdeau (334) 844-7075 (, or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (