AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will open a new exhibition, “Bacon Level, Hickory Flat, and the Illustrious Potteries of Randolph and Chambers Counties, Alabama,” to be on display from Aug. 6 – Nov. 26 in Gallery C.
From the mid-19th through the early 20th century, a collection of neighboring towns in southern Randolph County and northern Chambers County was home to some of the South’s foremost potteries. The high-quality clays native to that area attracted numerous pottery-making families who emigrated from South Carolina and Georgia following the opening of Creek territories in east Alabama.
AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum’s art club series returns this month with its original Saturday programs for students from pre-K through sixth grade, and also a new program on Fridays designed for teenagers.
“State of Create” for teens will meet Fridays, from noon to 2 p.m., and give teens an opportunity to work on projects that push their creative, technical and craftsmanship skills. Teens will work with museum professionals and teachers and use works from both the museum’s permanent collections and current exhibitions as inspiration for their creativity.
AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will present “Form, Line, and Color: Selected Works of Abstraction in the Permanent Collection,” May 14-Aug. 13 in its Chi Omega-Hargis Gallery.
“Showcasing recent acquisitions and older favorites drawn from the museum’s permanent collections, the exhibition ‘Form, Line, and Color’ features works that illustrate modern artists’ range of expression as it diverges from a desire to faithfully reproduce visible reality,” said Dennis Harper, the museum’s curator of collections and exhibitions.
AUBURN – A new exhibition,”Reconsidering Regionalism: Prints Inspired by the South 1951-2011,”is on display at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University through July 23 in the Bill L. Harbert Gallery.
“Reconsidering Regionalism” examines themes that inform much of contemporary printmaking created in the American South and by artists from outside the region that comment on the area’s culture and politics.
The exhibition is co-curated by Lynn Barstis Williams Katz, a prominent collector from Auburn and a scholar in the field of Southern printmaking. It picks up where Katz’s prior survey of historic Southern prints exhibited at the museum, “Imprinting the South,” left off.
AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will present its first opera concert Friday, April 22, at 5 p.m. “Masters of Melody” will be performed by baritone Carl Ratner accompanied by David Goldberger on piano.
Guests for the free public concert will hear music by Franz Schubert, Giuseppe Verdi, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The exhibition galleries will be open before the performance. Seating is limited; and seats can be reserved by phone at (334) 844-3085 or email at email@example.com.
AUBURN – At its April 6 meeting, the Auburn Rotary Club will present the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University with the Citizen of the Year award, its highest honor, for the museum’s role in significantly changing cultural life in Auburn.
Since 1983, the Auburn Rotary Club has presented the award annually to deserving individuals or organizations that exhibit the club’s objective of service above self. The award is presented to a local non-Rotarian who has significantly contributed to the Auburn Community.