Five Works That Inspire All Ages

By January 16, 2014Art

With every college tour and every elementary class visit to Auburn’s art museum, the permanent collection continues to benefit our students, community, and visitors far into the future.

One way the collection can expand is through the 1072 Society Class. Started in 2008, the annual individual society gift of $1,072 pays tribute to the auction amount paid in 1948 to purchase what has become the museum’s core collection of 36 American modernist art works for Auburn University, then known as the Alabama Polytechnic Institute.

Since the program began, the 1072 Society has raised over $233,000 and acquired 15 extraordinary pieces of art. Here’s a look at some of the collection highlights made possible through the 1072 Society.

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John Sloan
(American, 1871-1951)
The Woman’s Page, 1905
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University;
Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2009

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Albert Fitch Bellows
(American, 1829-1883)
Down to the Brook, 1862
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University;
Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2010

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John Buck
(American, b. 1946)
Botanica, 2003
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University;
Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2011

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Jacob Lawrence
(American, 1917-2000)
Scientist, 1959/1996
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University;
Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2012

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Victor de Grailly
(French, 1804-1889)
View from Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts (and the Oxbow, Connecticut River)
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University;
museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2013 and Susan Phillips Museum Acquisitions Fund

What’s next? The 2014 exhibition, which focuses on sculpture, is on view through January 19, 2014. Come experience the possibilities Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours Thursdays until 8 pm and Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free courtesy of JCSM Business Partners.

Class Memberships are available for 2014 through January 31.

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