Portrait of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1622, Burin and drypoint on paper,

Exhibition Extras: “Portrait of Gian Lorenzo Bernini”

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This engraving is the earliest verified and reliable depiction of Bernini, first appearing as the frontispiece for a biography about him. In this work, the young artist wears the Portuguese…
A man in rich papal robes reclines in a chair, looking to his right

Exhibition Extras: “Portrait of Cardinal Flavio Chigi”

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How would you pose to say to the world that you are in command and powerful? Look closely at the subject. Ferdinand Voet's painting is sophisticated in its pictorial fluency…

Galleries temporarily closed for exhibition changeout

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Following well-received presentations during the fall 2020 semester, museum staff members prep for the new academic year with an impressive exhibition schedule that juxtaposes media, techniques, viewpoints and historical time…
Museum entrance

Operations schedule announced for the holidays and new year

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The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University is closed Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Friday, December 25, 2020 and Thursday, December 31, 2020 through January 1,…
A Black girl leans on her hand, with paper doll dimensions written on her dress.

Recent High-Profile Acquisition Set to Tour

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A high-profile acquisition funded by "Ten Seventy-Two — A Campaign for Collecting and Conserving Art" is already slated for a monumental survey in 2021. In January, curators will exhibit "Dream…
A Black man plays guitar while a Black woman sews.

Collection Spotlight: Robert Gwathmey

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September is National Sewing Month, so our collection spotlight shines on "Singing and Mending" by Robert Gwathmey. The artist, a white male, depicted rural life in the South in order…