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Installation of Poppy Bouquet by Tenneson

Collection Spotlight: Joyce Tenneson

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Joyce Tenneson (American, b. 1945) Poppy Bouquet, 2003 Edition: 5/25 Archival pigment print, printed in 2014 Museum purchaseBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions Joyce Tenneson is an award-winning...
Pen and ink drawing depicting Bacchus with a faun and satyr.

Collection Spotlight: Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier

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Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier, called Le Barbier l’aîné (French, 1738–1826) L’Offrande à Pan (The Offering to Pan), ca. 1770 Pen and ink with various shades of brown washes Museum purchase with...
Modernist print with fracturing natural forms and space into mosaic-like patterns.

Collection Spotlight: Maltby Sykes

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Maltby Sykes (American, 1911–1992) At Market, 1949 Edition: 36 Lithograph Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University; Gift of Barbara PritchardBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions...
Installation of Robert Cottingham's alphabet letters JCSM in JCSM at 10 exhibition.

Collection Spotlight: Robert Cottingham

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Robert Cottingham (American, born 1935) Four prints from An American Alphabet J, 2003 C, 2010 S, 2007 M, 2002 Edition: 7/40 Edition: 7/40 Edition: 7/50 Edition: 10/40 Color lithographs Museum...
Profile of rabbit sculpture with a bird on its head.

Collection Spotlight: Frank Fleming

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Frank Fleming (American, b. 1940) Serenade, 2013 Bronze, unique cast Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University; museum purchase with funds provided by Montgomery Auburn alumni and friends,...
Oversized-print of reproductions of moments in art history

Collection Spotlight: Sangbin IM

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Sangbin IM (South Korean, born 1976; active in New York) Metropolitan Museum Project (Modern Art), 2009 Edition: 4/5 Lambda print on Diasec Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072...
Portrait of Hank Williams, Sr. in the style of record labels and carnival banners

Collections Spotlight: Roger Brown

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Roger Brown (American, 1941–1997) Hank Williams, Honky Tonk Man, 1990 Oil on canvas Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University; museum purchaseBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and...
Lithograph of Mexican street vendors selling flowers

Collections Spotlight: Diego Rivera

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Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886–1957) Mercado de Flores, 1930 Edition: 26/49 Lithograph Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University; gift to the Robert B. Ekelund, Jr. Collection in memory...
Landscape of New Mexico hills and sky

Collection Spotlight: Georgia O’Keeffe

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Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) 80 Small Hills Near Alcalde, 1930 Oil on canvas Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University; Advancing American Art Collection By Dr. Marilyn Laufer,...
A buzzard descends upon a hare.

Collection Spotlight: John James Audubon

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John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851) Common Buzzard, Plate CCCLXXVII The Birds of America, first edition, Vol. IV, 1838 Hand-colored aquatint, etching, and line engraving Published by R. Havell and Son,...
Cubist-inflected oil painting of a landscape

Collection Spotlight: Frank Applebee

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Frank Applebee (American, 1902–1988) Untitled (landscape), 1949 Oil on board Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University; museum purchaseBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions This Cubist-inflected...
Print of New York City during a storm.

Collection Spotlight: Martin Lewis

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Martin Lewis (American, born in Australia, 1881–1962) Passing Storm, 1919 Mezzotint Edition: 55 Museum purchase in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maltby SykesBy Dennis Harper, curator...

Collection Spotlight: William Zorach

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William Zorach (American, born in Lithuania, 1887–1966) Torso with Head (the artist’s daughter, Dahlov, at age ten), 1927 Marble Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2012, in...
Two photographs side-by-side of puppies camouflaged by rocks.

Collection Spotlight: William Wegman

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William Wegman (American, born 1943) Rocks and Stones (puppies on rocks), 1992 C-print, diptych Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2011 By Dennis Harper, curator of collections...

Collection Spotlight: Frederick William MacMonnies

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Frederick William MacMonnies (American 1863–1937) Pan of Rohallion, 1894 Bronze with dark brown patina 29 ½ 8 ½ x 10 inches Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society,...
Landscape depicting Massachusetts

Collection Spotlight: Victor de Grailly

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Victor de Grailly French View from Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts (and the Oxbow, Connecticut River) Oil on canvas Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2013 and the Susan...
An etching of hand tools

Collection Spotlight: Jim Dine

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Jim Dine (American, born 1935) Dartmouth Still Life, 1974–76 Edition: 30; artist’s proof Etching with hand coloring in crayon Museum purchaseBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions A native...
Landscape of a fishing village

Collection Spotlight: Sol Wilson

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Sol Wilson (American, born in Polish Russia, 1896–1974) Untitled (fishing village) Gouache or casein on paper Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2012, in memory of Mrs....

Collection Spotlight: Blanche Lazzell

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Blanche Lazzell American Landscape, Woodstock Ca. 1917 Oil on canvas Museum purchase with funds provided by Gerald and Emily LeischuckBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions Blanche Lazzell is...

Collection Spotlight: Albert Fitch Bellows

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Albert Fitch Bellows (American, 1829–1883) Down to the Brook, 1862 13 x 21 ¼ inches Oil on canvas Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2010 By Dennis...
Etching and aquatint of people walking on a cold day

Collection Spotlight: Eugen Kirchner

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Eugen Kirchner (German, 1865–1938) November, 1896 Etching and aquatint on wove paper Published in Pan, volume II, no. 3 12 1/8 x 7 ½ inches Museum purchase with funds provided...

Collection Spotlight: Judy Pfaff

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Judy Pfaff (American, born in England, 1946) Untitled (target, garden, lily pad), 2000 Photogravure, etching, lithograph, chine collé, hand-applied dye, applied leaves Edition: 30 Museum purchase with funds provided by...
Angle of Curvae in Curvae sculpture detail

Collection Spotlight: Beverly Pepper

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Beverly Pepper Curvae in Curvae, 2011–12 Cor-Ten steel Edition: 4/6 15 ¾ x 17 3/8 x 11 inches Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2014By Dennis Harper,...
A group of men bring more tree sections to a large landing.

Collection Spotlight: Clare Leighton

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Clare Leighton (American, born in England, 1898–1989) Canadian Lumber Camp Series: Cutting, Limbing, Loading, Landing, Resting, Breaking Camp, 1931 Edition: 100 Wood engraving Museum purchase with funds provided by the...
Print of Time Square at Night

Collection Spotlight: Yvonne Jacquette

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Yvonne Jacquette (American, born 1934) Motion Picture (Times Square), 1989–90 Edition: 60 Lithograph and screenprint Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2011 Whether seated in a Cessna...
Print depicting a scene of a revolt

Collection Spotlight: Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz

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Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945) Losbruch (Uprising, also known as Outbreak), 1902–03 Etching on copperplate paper Plate 5 from the cycle Bauernkrieg (Peasant War) State XII published by von der...
Artwork depicting life in a Mexican village.

Collection Spotlight: Mabel Hewit

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Mabel A. Hewit (American, 1903–1987) Village Well, 1955 Color woodcut with corresponding woodcut block Museum purchase Mabel Hewit’s Cubist-inspired depiction of life in a Mexican village was created through a...

Collection Spotlight: William Christenberry (1936 – 2016)

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In this collection spotlight, JCSM remembers artist William Christenberry (1936 - 2016). William Christenberry was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1936—coincidentally, the same year that photographer Walker Evans and writer...

Spotlight: Matt Moulthrop, Auburn Oak Bowl

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   Auburn Oak Bowl Matt Moulthrop represents his family’s third generation to excel in the art of fine woodturning. Benefitting from the experience of both his father Philip and grandfather...
A sculpture made of shoes that resembles a woman's form

Spotlight: Willie Cole, Downtown Goddess

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   Downtown Goddess Willie Cole has achieved international recognition for his multimedia sculptural assemblages, paintings and drawings created with iron scorch marks, and a large body of prints. Cole repurposes...

Spotlight: Roger Shimomura, American Guardian

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Focus on the Permanent Collection By Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions A third-generation Japanese American, Roger Shimomura was born in Seattle, Washington and has resided in Kansas since 1969...

2016 Recent Acquisitions

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Roger Brown (American, 1941–1997) Galvanized Temple, 1985 Galvanized steel 40 ¼ x 38 ¼ x 53 ½ inches Gift of Greg Brown 2015.22 John Himmelfarb (American, b. 1946) Modern Burden,...

Last Flag #4

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Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley had the Confederate flags in Montgomery taken down. The removal, and similar debates in other states comes in the wake of a horrific act in Charleston…

Spotlight: Edvard Munch, The Dead Mother and Her Child, 1901

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Edvard Munch, who lived from 1863–1944, is renowned for his haunting imagery that speaks to universal emotions   and experiences. Love, jealousy, separation, and death are among the motifs he…