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…
People voting in segregated booths.

Museums for Equality: Bernice Sims

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Curators highlighted Bernice Sims in "From Her Innermost Self: Visionary Art of Southern Women." As a non-traditional student, Bernice Sims visited the Montgomery Museum of Art for an art history…
Bernice Sims - New York Heroes, 2001

#MuseumFromHome: Documenting Our Lives

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Our #MuseumFromHome activity is inspired by our monthlong theme of diversity, inclusion and equity. Fitting, then, that we draw upon the work of Bernice Sims and the exhibition, "From Her…

Collection Spotlight: Selections from the Catfish Press Exchange

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The Catfish Press Exchange folio vividly illustrates contemporary printmaking in the United States. The output of this collective usually remains in the private collections of the artists; but, JCSM greatly…