Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is one of Alabama’s leading art museums, with a growing collection of approximately 2,500 works of art ranging from traditional to contemporary.

Art Changes Lives. Our mission within the larger mission of Auburn University is to preserve, enhance, research, and interpret the collections entrusted to us. Through the presentation of compelling exhibitions and programs to our diverse audiences, we foster the transformative power of art.

Located at the entry to Auburn University’s main campus, the museum consists of six changing galleries, an auditorium, a café, gift shop, an English-inspired formal area and woodland landscape, outdoor sculpture, and landscaped walking paths. As a part of the university, the museum represents the commitment and dedication Auburn has to advancing the arts in our daily lives.

“…Through the presentation of compelling
exhibitions and programs to our diverse
audiences, we foster the transformative
power of art.”

Free public programs
Visitors annually

Facility Rental

Interested in renting our facilities for your dinner, party, or wedding? The feel free to visit our Facility Rental page and find all of the information you need. Or, you can navigate to our contact page and reach out to us there and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

The Building

Architects: Gresham, Smith and Partners of Birmingham, Alabama

Landscape Architects: Nimrod Long and Associates of Birmingham, Alabama

Building: A 40,000 square-foot modern building with a travertine stone exterior.

The main level incorporates a lobby, office suite, six exhibition galleries, a museum shop, a café, an auditorium, and a terrace overlooking the lake. The lower level accommodates a vault system, a carpentry shop and staff and security offices.