AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The lithography exhibition “Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at 50 – Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography” will open Saturday, May 18, at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
The exhibition features 61 prints from many of the most significant American artists and printers of the last 50 years, including Josef Albers, Willie Cole, Roy De Forest, Richard Diebenkorn and Kiki Smith.
The museum has invited the director of Tamarind Institute, Marjorie Devon, to deliver her lecture “Pressing Ideas: Mastering the Art of Collaboration at Tamarind” on Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium. The event is for student and museum members with extended gallery hours and a reception to follow.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will offer three youth art programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, May 24 through Aug. 10.
ArtyPants begins Saturday, May 25, for kindergarten through second graders; stART! begins Saturday, May 25, for rising third- through sixth-graders; and State of Create begins Friday, May 24, for rising seventh- through 12th-graders. A City of Auburn K-12 Arts Education Outreach Grant and museum members support the free education programs.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will join more than 200 museums and art galleries around the globe April 27 in celebrating Slow Art Day. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors to the museum are encouraged to delve deeply into five select works by viewing them for 10 minutes each, and then share their observations with other viewers.
The museum has selected five works from three exhibitions now on display for its Slow Art Day event. The exhibitions are “Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson;” “The Painter’s Subjects – Landscape, Figure, Still Life – Selected Works from the Collection of Dwight and Helen Carlisle;” and “Preserving Tradition – Selected Works from the Permanent Collection.” Featured artists are Gary Bowling, Joe Price, Alexander Carse, Jacques Villon and Gordon Watkinson.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Director Marilyn Laufer was joined by Auburn University President Jay Gogue today to celebrate the museum’s recent accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national industry recognition for museums. With accreditation, the museum joins an elite group of 6 percent of museums in the nation. The announcement comes as the museum looks forward to launching its 10th anniversary celebration in October.
Doug Jones, an AAM board member and director of the Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Fla., presented Laufer with a framed certificate commemorating the museum’s accomplishment. Tommy Chase, vice president of the Jule Collins Smith Museum’s advisory board, also participated in the event and offered congratulations to those who helped the museum reach its goal.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University has featured three exhibitions of Modernist art during the 2012-13 academic year and recently held an essay competition for students based on the exhibitions. The four winning students will present their papers Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. at the museum followed by a roundtable discussion, “Thinking about Modernism,” made up of the students and members of the Auburn University faculty. A reception will follow the discussion.
Students drew inspiration for their essays from “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy”; “Modern Art in the Permanent Collection”; and “Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson.” They were challenged to respond to individual works of art, concepts of Modernism and the social and historical contexts of the period.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The 2013 Jay Sanders Film Festival will be held March 26 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University with screening sessions at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. This year’s festival focuses on German avant-garde cinema of the silent era, a complement to the museum’s concurrent exhibition on the Bauhaus movement. The Jay Sanders Film Festival is a free public event dedicated to nurturing film culture in the community at large.
The 1 p.m. screening will include Cinéma Dada films directed by German filmmaker Hans Richter. This collection of work includes films such as “Rhythmus 21,” “Symphonie Diagonale” and “Filmstudie.”