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Auburn University art museum acquires Warhol photograph of musician John Oates wearing Auburn T-shirt

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University is the winner of an online auction of an Andy Warhol photograph from Christie’s Auction House, an eight-by-10 black-and-white image featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 nominee John Oates in 1981 wearing a “War Damn Eagle” T-shirt.

The museum staff, with donations from Auburn alumni and community partners, sought to acquire the photograph, not only to add to its existing Warhol collection of 150 photographs, but also to advance the mission of research, instruction and outreach to the Auburn Family.

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Sculpture featured in ‘1072 Society Exhibition’ to open Nov. 2 at Jule Collins Smith Museum


“1072 Society Exhibition” at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The “1072 Society Exhibition,” a collection of artworks being considered for the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art’s permanent collection, will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m.

Each year, a varied selection of art is brought in to be considered for purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, a donor society that supports the museum’s efforts to build the permanent collection. This year, in keeping with the focus on indoor and outdoor sculptural exhibitions in celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary, all the acquisitions will be sculptures.

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Silent classic ‘Nosferatu’ will go bump in the night at Jule Collins Smith Museum


Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art screens ‘Nosferatu’
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, will screen the 1922 silent horror film “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium.

In this German Expressionist adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” a real estate clerk travels on business to meet the mysterious and bloodthirsty Count Orlok, who takes an interest not only in Hutter’s property arrangement but also an obsessive interest in Hutter’s fiancée, Ellen.

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Winners announced for ‘Out of the Box: An Outdoor Juried Sculpture Exhibition’ at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Robbie Barber, (Waco, Texas, born 1964), Dreams of Flying, 2011, welded steel, paint, found objectsAUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art on Oct. 4 announced sculptors from Texas and North Carolina as winners of “Out of the Box: An Outdoor Juried Sculpture Exhibition.” More than 120 works of art were entered in the national large-scale sculpture competition and the winners were named at a grand opening celebration of the exhibition.

The works of the 10 finalists will be on display around the Lethander Art Path and lake on the museum grounds until October of 2014. Each finalist will receive $1,000. First place, second place and honorable mention carry additional cash awards of $3,000, $1,500 and $500, respectively.

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Sculptural installation ‘A Brief History of Aviation’ opens at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Sept. 28


Shown is David Henderson’s ‘A Brief History of Aviation.’ Henderson’s sculpture will be on display at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, through Jan. 4, 2014.
Sculptor David Henderson will transform the broad, open space of the Grand Gallery in Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, with his dramatic, site-specific installation, “A Brief History of Aviation,” on view from Sept. 28 to Jan. 4.

Composed of large, curvilinear forms constructed of fiberglass and Dacron fabric – the same materials used for ultra-light aircraft – the room-filling structure will reflect man’s longstanding fascination with flight. Henderson’s elegant, repeating shapes evoke the complex, interwoven lines found on ceiling vaults in Gothic architecture.

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Jule Collins Smith Museum changes schedule to add more evenings and weekend days

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Beginning Sept. 3, visitors to the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will have more evening and weekend opportunities to explore art and enjoy special events.

The museum will be open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays with new hours of operation. The new daily schedule will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Extended hours will be offered on Thursdays with closing time at 8 p.m.

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