Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum to hold annual May Day festivities May 3

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will hold its annual May Day celebration on Sunday, May 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The free public event will offer activities for all ages and will feature food, activities and exhibitions with a Mexican theme.

Visitors will enjoy a performance by the Ballet Mexicano Lupita Sosa. Two local restaurants, Acapulco’s and Cancun’s, will sell Mexican dishes. The museum’s galleries will be open to the public and visitors will be able to view various exhibitions including “The Mexican Soul.”

Community dancers will lead a traditional Maypole dance, and museum educators will help children learn about art through hands-on activities. The museum will provide water and popcorn at no charge.

The “Mexican Soul” exhibitionThis exhibition, drawn from the museum’s expanding collection of modern and contemporary Mexican art, presents many of that country’s most significant artists, such as Leopoldo Méndez, José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera and Francisco Zuñiga, along with important European and American artists who were attracted to and found inspiration in Mexico’s culture and art, including Leonora Carrington, Howard Cook and William Spratling.

For more information about May Day at the museum and other upcoming events, go to http://jcsm.auburn.edu or call (334) 844-1484.

Contact: Colleen Bourdeau, (334) 844-7075 (cst0001@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)