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Out of the Box

Through Spring 2021

A man wearing a safety mask looks at a baby crib sculpture.

Reopening and New Procedures

The museum is slated to open on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, with reduced occupancy and operational enhancements.

Necklaces and earrings on display.

Museum Shop

Select handcrafted and out of the ordinary gifts from the Museum Shop. Your purchase directly supports museum programs and exhibitions.

Caprese salad on a plate

Museum Café

Named for our impressive Dale Chihuly sculpture, Luster, the museum café, is the the destination for signature coffees, casual lunches and happy hours. You’ll love the food and the view!

A woman sitting on a stoop gestures in this black and white photograph.

Collection Spotlight: Lisette Model

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Can a photograph capture a personality? Lisette Model’s "Lower East Side (woman), New York"  is on her stoop in mid-sentence, gesturing to the passersby below. Model found inspiration on the…
A construction worker sits on unfinished stairs.

Collection Spotlight: Chad States

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In June 2020, our collection spotlight explores permanent collection photography. As June is Pride Month, our first selection is a work by American photographer Chad States. What do you first…
Graduate students prepare an experiment in the museum pond.

Auburn Graduate Students Research Harmful Algal Blooms in Museum Pond

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What is happening in our pond? Is this a new art installation? The museum and the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences are partnering to explore the best ways…