AUBURN – Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will open the exhibition, “Auburn Collects: Imprinting the South: Works on Paper from the Collection of Lynn Barstis Williams and Stephen J. Goldfarb, ” on Saturday, May 24, to run through August 23.
The exhibition, presented as a part of the museum’s continuing “Auburn Collects” series, features works on paper that reflect the culture, economy and landscape of the South. Images include landmarks such as mountain and shore, picturesque cities such as Charleston and New Orleans, scenes of cotton and tobacco farming, logging and the steel industry as well as depictions of religion and recreation.
AUBURN – The exhibition “Alabama Folk Pottery, on view at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum through March 29, features examples of the tradition of pottery in the state dating back over 200 years.
Joey Brackner, Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, is the guest curator for this exhibition. He will present the lecture “Southern Folk Pottery,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m., in the museum auditorium.
AUBURN – “Pure Paint: A Grand Retrospective of Montgomery’s Mose T” is on exhibition at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum through March 25. The exhibition features the paintings and assemblages of the late folk artist and Alabama native Mose Tolliver.
Lee Kogan, director of the Museum of American Folk Art’s Folk Art Institute and an authority on 20th century self-taught artists, will present a lecture on Tolliver on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in the museum auditorium.
Tolliver’s paintings reflect his exploration of birds, animals, trees, flowers and watermelons as well as buses and other modes of transportation and offer a captivating and delightful world that enchants his audiences. His sense of history and awareness of popular culture as well as his own personal mythologies are evident in these animated and vivid representations.