Installation of Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emanuel

Immanuel: A Symposium

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RSVP for Symposium, Reception or Both On June 17, 2015 when Dylan Roof entered Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina he was entering the oldest African American church in...

DIY 4th of July inspired magnet activity

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Use the template to help measure the length of your stripes. Glue your stripes and the blue rectangle with stars onto your magnets with a glue stick. When dry, cut...

DIY Sidewalk Art from the Permanent Collection

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Here are templates so you take your sidewalk chalk art to a new dimension! Robert Cottingham O. Louis Guglielmi John James Audubon

Collection Spotlight: Dale Kennington

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JCSM fondly remembers artist, patron and friend, Dale Kennington, at her passing in this special edition of Collection Spotlight. Funeral Services will be at: First Methodist Church, 1380 West Main...

Visiting Soprano Will Bring Cabaret Music to Museum Series

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Loralee Songer and Perry Mears from Iowa Will Perform On Thursday, April 6 from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the Auditorium featuring soprano...

JCSM follows university inclement weather policy

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Due to the threat of severe weather, JCSM will observe the university’s suspension of classes and operations on Wed. April 5.  

AU Faculty Bill Schaffer Will Perform Chamber Music for French Horn

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On Thursday, March 30 from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert of chamber music featuring Bill Schaffer on French horn. Joining him will be pianist Joshua...

Serebryany Will Perform Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata

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On Thursday, March 23 from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the Auditorium by pianist Vadim Serebryany. The concert will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier”...

One-day sale for members!

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New spring accessories, unique gift selections inspired by “Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here,: books and toys to spark your little one’s creativity await you in the Museum...

The Bunnies are Saved!

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Thank you for your support! Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art would like to thank you, for saving the bunnies! With 112 donors raising $8,330, and reaching 104% of...

Solo Cellist Will Feature Works Created to Pair with Bach Suite

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Former MSO Fellow Laura Usiskin Will Perform for Museum Series On March 2 from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the Grand Gallery by...

Pianist Brings Beethoven’s “New” Music to Museum Series

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Lawrence Quinnett Returns to A Little Lunch Music On February 23 from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the Grand Gallery by pianist Lawrence...
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Museum Improvements Project – Summer 2017

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Guided by a comprehensive strategic building plan, and with the management of Auburn’s Office of the University Architect, JCSM is addressing the need for improved educational, storage and public spaces...

Museum presents Gospel-Jazz Experience

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David Banks Gospel Jazz Experience to perform at A Little Lunch Music On February 16 from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the auditorium...

Save the Bunnies on Tiger Giving Day 2017

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Help us add "Self- Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers)" to our permanent collection Save the Bunnies! Auburn’s art museum needs your help to give a permanent home to Self-Portrait as Bunnies...

Visiting International Pianists Featured on Two Upcoming Recitals

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Visiting International Pianists Featured on Two Upcoming Recitals On Thursday, February 9, from noon to 1:00 pm, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, will present a...
Tian Xu

Lunch Music will present music by Xu and Lin

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Tian Xu and Beibei Lin Will Present music for Violin and Piano On February 2, from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the auditorium...
Headshot of musician Yinzi Kong

Yinzi Kong and William Ransom Will Perform for A Little Lunch Music

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Emory Duo Will Feature Music for the Viola On January 26, from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the auditorium featuring violist Yinzi Kong...

AU Faculty Will Perform for A Little Lunch Music

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Museum Series Will Feature Brahms Chamber Music On January 19, from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert in the auditorium featuring pianist Jeremy Samolesky, baritone...

“A Little Lunch Music” Returns for Spring 2017

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Museum Series Opens with American Opera and Art Song, Jazz Returns After Hours On January 12, from noon to 1:00 pm, A Little Lunch Music will present a free concert...

New Year, New Exhibitions and Programs

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With the start of the new academic year, there's plenty of things to do in Auburn at the museum. Here are just a few highlights from our spring semester schedule....

Museum to Host Violin and Piano Music for Final 2016 Noon Concert

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Museum to Host Violin and Piano Music for Final 2016 Noon Concert On December 15, from noon to 1:00 pm, A Little Lunch Music will present a free concert in...
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soap*box: Teen Exhibition

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CALLING ALL 8TH–12TH GRADE ARTISTS IN LEE COUNTY, ALABAMA Submit your work to be a part of a juried exhibition hosted by Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University...

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...
Teen Takeover III Logo

Teen Takeover III Now Accepting Applications!

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CALLING ALL 8TH–12TH GRADE ARTISTS Auburn’s art museum is looking for 8th through 12th grade students to transform our gallery space. Museum educators will be there to help, but you are...

Camera Lucida: Rick Silva

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

Camera Lucida: Jay Bolotin

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

Camera Lucida: Rosa Menkman

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

A Little Lunch Music Welcomes Andrew Wilder; AU Cultural Music Society Performs in Evening

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On December 1, from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert featuring classical guitarist Andrew Wilder. Andrew will present music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,...

Holidays at Auburn’s Art Museum

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Holiday Hours Spend your holidays here at Auburn's art museum for our extended holiday hours, where our galleries and gift shop will be open for you and your family to...
Marc Karam

Vocalist Sets International Classics to Jazz

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On November 17, from noon to 1:00 pm, A Little Lunch Music will present a free concert featuring Marc Karam and Friends. Joined by a trio of jazz musicians, Marc...

Museum Series Will Feature Flutist Alina Windell

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On October 27 from noon to 1:00 pm, "A Little Lunch Music Series" will present a free concert by flutist Alina Windell with oboist Sue Tomkiewicz and pianist Jeremy Samolesky....

FILM@JCSM: The Artist’s of Camera Lucida

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This video contains an excerpt of the artist's work. On Thursday, November 3rd, Rick Silva will be participating in the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art’s first video art...

Museum Series Will Feature American Art Song

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On October 27 from noon to 1:00 pm in the Grand Gallery, the series will present a free concert by soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick with pianist Cheryl Cellon Lindquist. The program...

Columbus Jazz Pianist Brings Music Inspired by Baroque, Mussorgsky

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On October 20 from noon to 1:00 pm in the auditorium, A Little Lunch Music will present a free concert by a group led by composer and pianist Donald Tipton...

A Legacy of Support Continues

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For Dr. Ralph B. Draughon Jr. ’58, supporting Auburn in both words and deeds is truly a proud family tradition. As a 10-year-old, a Sunday dinner conversation with someone like...

Auburn Faculty Violinist Presents Sonatas by Franck and Beethoven

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On October 13 from noon to 1:00 pm in the auditorium, the series will present a free concert by violinist Guy Harrison with pianist Jeremy Samolesky. The duo will preform...

Trombonist and Pianist Present Songs and Lyrical Pieces

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Trombonist Matthew Wood and Pianist Joshua Pifer Hold Free Concert On Thursday, October 6, from noon to 1:00 pm in the Grand Gallery, A Little Lunch Music will present a...

Museum Homecoming Tailgate 2016

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The Auburn Tigers took on Louisiana-Monroe this year for Homecoming and our tiny tigers put on their game faces. Face-painting and coloring were just some of the fun activities before kickoff. For...

Camera Lucida: Jillian Mayer

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

Film@JCSM: The Artists of Camera Lucida

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Film@JCSM: The Artists of Camera Lucida On Thursday, September 29th, Rob Carter will be the second artist participating in the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art’s first video art...

Call for Artists: Due June 1, 2017

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Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Juried by Jean Shin | On view Oct. 6, 2017–Oct. 6, 2018 Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University...

Self-Portrait as Bunnies by Alex Podesta

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Bunnies in the Lake “What’s the deal with bunnies?” is a question you’ve probably heard around Auburn more than once. Rubberneckers driving down South College Street headed toward Jordan-Hare Stadium...

Camera Lucida: Jillian Mayer Visits JCSM

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Internationally Acclaimed Artist Discusses Her Work Jillian Mayer, one of the artist's featured in Camera Lucida visited Auburn's art museum to present her work to students and the community. She discusses...

Camera Lucida: LigoranoReese

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

Camera Lucida: Joe Hamilton

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

Film@JCSM: The Artists of Camera Lucida

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Film@JCSM: The Artists of Camera Lucida On Thursday, September 8th, Jillian Mayer will be participating in the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art’s first video art exhibition, Camera Lucida....

Camera Lucida: Yeon Jin Kim

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

Camera Lucida: Rob Carter

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Popular culture has been molded by television and electronic graphic information since the mid-20th century. Whether appearing on a TV console, computer monitor, or smart device, video has become a...

Plan a Field Trip to JCSM!

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As 2017 gets underway, consider making the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art part of your school year! Our mission is to bring the arts to our community. We...

Call and Response: Andrew Kozlowski

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JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus of diverse voices...

Call and Response: Claire Wilson

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JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus...

Call and Response: Zdenko Krtic

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JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus...

Call and Response: Kathryn H. Braund

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JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus...

Call and Response: Anton DiSclafani

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http://wp.auburn.edu/jcsm/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Anton2.mp3 JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated...

Call and Response: Listen to Carolina Parakeet by Rose McLarney

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http://wp.auburn.edu/jcsm/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Carolina-Parakeet-McLarney.m4a "Call and Response" is Auburn's Art Museum's latest exhibition. JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural...

Call and Response: Keetje Kuipers

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http://wp.auburn.edu/jcsm/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Keetje.mp3 JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus of...

After Hours

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On Thursday nights from 5 to 8 pm, the rotunda and cafe (and when the weather’s nice, the terrace) become Museum After Hours. It’s the perfect place for relaxing, watching the sunset, and listening to music....

Summer indoor art projects: Learn, Create, Share!

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JCSM has something for every crafty kid! Rainy afternoon, or just too hot to be outside?  Keep the kids engaged while minimizing screen time with KIDZAW art kits!  Your little...

Call and Response: Jessye McDowell

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JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus of diverse voices...

Little purses with big personality!

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New Additions to the JCSM Gift Shop These bags are perfect for summer to grab and go! Stop into the JCSM shop to see the new selection of colorful wristlets...

Call and Response: Barb Bondy

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JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus...

Museum After Hours presents: singer/songwriter Marie Robertson

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Audiences can hear Marie Robertson on June 23, as she will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the...

AU Student Writing Competition Winner: Emma Hyche

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Based on the exhibitions featured at the museum during the 2015-2016 academic year and works from the permanent collection, students submitted written work responding to individual pieces of art experienced...

Call and Response: Rose McLarney

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JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints. The resulting exhibition is an orchestrated chorus...

AU Student Writing Competition Winner: Michelle Mandarino

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Based on the exhibitions featured at the museum during the 2015-2016 academic year and works from the permanent collection, students submitted written work responding to individual pieces of art experienced...

AU Student Writing Competition Winner: Kate McCollum

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The jungle was alive with sounds. Birds called overhead in the vast green canopies, and the river churned over sprawling tree roots and rocks on its way to the Brokopondo…

AU Student Writing Competition Winner: Amanda Powell

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Based on the exhibitions featured at the museum during the 2015-2016 academic year and works from the permanent collection, students submitted written work responding to individual pieces of art experienced...

AU Student Writing Competition Winner: Emma Kinsey

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Based on the exhibitions featured at the museum during the 2015-2016 academic year and works from the permanent collection, students submitted written work responding to individual pieces of art experienced...

JCSM Presents a Live Tango with the Auburn Argentinian Tango Group

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As a part of the museum's regular summer music series, "After Hours," JCSM is proud to present a LIVE TANGO with the Auburn Argentinian Tango Group. New to the dance? Join...

12-hour “Takeover” in less than a minute

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On Monday, May 23, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., 18 students in grades eight through 12 produced artwork for "Teen Takeover." Watch 12 hours of work edited down to...

AU Student Writing Competition Winner: Bailey Griffin

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Based on the exhibitions featured at the museum during the 2015-2016 academic year and works from the permanent collection, students submitted written work responding to individual pieces of art experienced...

A Little Lunch Music 5/19: Cellist Laura Usiskin Returns to Museum Series

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On May 19 from noon to 1:00 pm, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University will present "A Little Lunch Music"in the Grand Gallery by cellist Laura Usiskin with...
Vadim Serebryany

A Little Lunch Music 5/12: Huntingdon Professor will Perform for Series

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In the oppressive government of 1950s Soviet Union, Dmitri Shostakovich had to be careful what kind of music he wrote, said pianist Vadim Serebryany. He said the artistic style of...

Mother’s Day and Grad Gifts with an Artistic Flair

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Choose from a well-curated selection one-of-a kind jewelry from local artists and objects from around the country and around the world. Surprise mom with a unique gift that that she...

A Little Lunch Music 5/5: Noe Garcia Jacinto to Perform Classical Guitar for Lunch Music Series

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At noon on Thursday, May 5, guitarist Noe Garcia Jacinto will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the...

JCSM Honors Art Museum Day on May 18 with the Association of Art Museum Directors

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As a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, JCSM is observing Art Museum Day on Wed., May 18, 2016. To schedule a tour, call 334-844-3486. The purpose of...

Meet the Winners of the Juried Teen Exhibition “SpringBoard”

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"SpringBoard" is a juried exhibition hosted by JCSM and the JCSM Teen Council for 8th-12th graders featuring physical, originally created 2-D and 3-D artwork. The theme for accepted artwork is “Spring,...

A Little Lunch Music 4/28: Student Group Brings Cultures Together Through Music

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At noon on Thursday, April 28, the Auburn University Cultural Music Society will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part...
Musicians play on the terrace.

JCSM hosts entertainment alternative on Thursday Late Nights

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Audiences can hear Cullars Improvisational Rotation on Thursday nights from 5 to 8 pm at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. Information on guest lineups will be...

A Little Lunch Music 4/7: Soprano Noemí de Silva will sing themes of childhood, youth

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At noon on Thursday, April 7, soprano Noemí de Silva and pianist Maggie Stith will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as...

Guest Blogger: “Basquiat” Screens for FILM@JCSM April 7

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On Thursday, April 7 at 4 p.m. JCSM will screen the biographical drama, “Basquiat” in the auditorium. Run time is 108 min. The film will be introduced by Freda Hadley, visiting assistant...

A Little Lunch Music 3/31: Four AU Students to Perform Music for Solo Piano

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At noon on Thursday, March 31, pianist Christian McGee will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the museum’s...

A Little Lunch Music 3/24: Montgomery Youth to Present String Music

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At noon on Thursday, March 24, the Montgomery Music Project will perform a free concert at JCSM as a part of the museum’s weekly series, “A Little Lunch Music.” The performance...

A Little Lunch Music 3/10: Flute-Guitar Duo Will Present a Diverse Palette

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At noon on Thursday, March 10, Duo Avem, featuring flutist Lydia Carroll and guitarist Andrew Wilder will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn...

A Little Lunch Music 3/3: Montgomery Symphony Cello Fellow to Perform

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At noon on Thursday, March 3, cellist Natalie Helm will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the museum’s...

Teen Exhibition Now Calling for Submissions!

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CALLING ALL 8TH–12TH GRADE ARTISTS IN LEE COUNTY, ALABAMA Submit your work to be a part of a juried exhibition hosted by JCSM and the JCSM Teen Council. The exhibition is...

A Little Lunch Music 2/25: Soprano discovers subtleties in song cycles

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Voice-Piano Duo to Perform for Museum Series At noon on Thursday, February 25, soprano Jin Lee and pianist Christian McGee will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum...

Guest blogger: “Mr. Turner” Screens for FILM@JCSM Feb. 25

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On Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m. JCSM will screen the biographical drama, "Mr. Turner" in the auditorium. Run time is 150 min. The film will be introduced by Leo Costello,...

A Little Lunch Music 2/18: Tuskegee Bandleader Showcases Older Musicians’ Talents

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The David Banks Gospel Jazz Ensemble Returns to Museum Series At noon on Thursday, February 18, the David Banks Gospel Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert at Jule Collins...

Better than Bouquets!

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The Museum Shop has options for Valentine's Day that are better than flowers for the price of a bouquet of roses.  Give a gift that will last for years to...

A Little Lunch Music 2/11: New Orleans Trombonist Finds Voice in Improvised Music

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On February 11 at noon, A Little Lunch Music will feature trombonist Jeff Albert and drummer Dave Capello for a free concert of improvised music in the Auditorium. Click here for the...

A Little Lunch Music, 1/28: 52 Years in Music, Auburn Flutist Keeps Growing

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At noon on Thursday, January 28, flutist Nancy Vinson and pianist Laurelie Gheesling will perform a free concert as a part of the museum’s weekly series, “A Little Lunch Music.”...

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...

Last call to view the 1072 Society Exhibition, but not to donate!

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Though the exhibition is closing on Sunday, January 24, there is still time for charitable giving! You may make your charitable gift towards the 1072 Society Class of 2016 through January...

2015–2016 Broadsides are available in the Museum Shop

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Broadside Series Individual poets featured in the 2015-2016 Third Thursday series are represented in a broadside series. Each broadside (8” x 13”) contains a poem on fine quality paper illustrated...

Spring JULE available online now!

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Sometimes snafus happen. When they do, regardless of fault, we at JCSM strive to make things right for our members and friends. That’s why we’re offering the spring issue of JULE...

A Little Lunch Music, 1/21: Improvised-music trio, The Few

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At noon on Thursday, January 21, The Few, an improvised-music trio from Chicago will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the...

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,...

Auburn Studio Project 2016

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Auburn Studio Project is a community art education program for 7th graders at Drake Middle School. Many thanks to our partners, supporters and collaborators. The program is organized by Jule Collins...

A Little Lunch Music, 1/7: Pianist Edward Forstman

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On Thursday, January 7, A Little Lunch Music will present a free concert by pianist Edward Forstman, a senior at Eastman School of Music and a native of Vestavia Hills....

A Little Lunch Music 12/17: pianist Lawrence Quinnett

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On Thursday, December 17, A Little Lunch Music will present pianist Lawrence Quinnett for a free concert. Dr. Quinnett will perform a program of music by composer Alexander Scriabin. The performance...

A Little Lunch Music 12/10: Auburn Music Club Singers

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On Thursday, December 10, A Little Lunch Music will present the Auburn Music Club Singers for a free concert in the auditorium. The group will perform a program of Christmas...

Guest blogger: “Throne of Blood” Screens for FILM@JCSM Dec. 3

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FILM@JCSM stands for “Fostering Interdisciplinary Learning through Movies.” This semester’s selections are programmed in conjunction with Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido. You can see “Throne of...

#NOFRAME

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?At this time, #NOFRAME is closed for additional submissions of artwork. If you are a student who has submitted artwork to #NOFRAME, please check the e-mail you provided, as well...

A Little Lunch Music 12/3: Dean’s Brass Quintet, pianist Christian McGee

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On Thursday, December 3, A Little Lunch Music will present Auburn University’s Dean’s Brass Quintet and pianist Christian McGee for a free concert in the auditorium. The quintet will perform...

Tiger Giving Day: Help bring art by an Auburn alumnus home!

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On Tuesday, December 1, JCSM will participate in a 24-hour fundraising event, Tiger Giving Day. This campaign is the Auburn University Foundation’s response to Giving Tuesday, a global day of...

Museum offering special holiday hours November 24–29

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A reminder that the museum will be open for most of this week with special holiday hours! The Café will be closed this week, returning to normal operations next Tuesday,...
Marc Karam

A Little Lunch Music 11/19: Vocalist & Pianist Marc Karam and Friends

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To Beirut and Paris with Love A Concert Of Arabic and French Songs of Longing and Love On Thursday, November 19, A Little Lunch Music will present vocalist and pianist...

Guest blogger: “Lost in Translation” Screens for FILM@JCSM Nov. 12

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FILM@JCSM stands for “Fostering Interdisciplinary Learning through Movies.” This semester’s selections are programmed in conjunction with Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido. You can see “Lost in...

A Little Lunch Music 11/12: Auburn Indian Music Ensemble featuring Riddhi Bandyopadhyay

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At noon on Thursday, November 12, A Little Lunch Music will present the Auburn Indian Music Ensemble featuring vocalist Riddhi Bandyopadhyay (her music will automatically play when opening her website...

Interactive Sculpture to Entertain Visitors and Support JCSM

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Auburn University graphic design professor John Morgan brings art to life in three-dimensional form through kinetic sculpture. Intrigued by the possibility of collaborating on a large piece with Jule Collins...

Guest Writer: “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokiado.”

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The exhibition, Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido is on view in the Bill L. Harbert Gallery until January 10, 2016. From "A Little Art Talk"...

A Little Lunch Music on 11/5: The Donald Tipton Quartet (jazz)

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At noon on Thursday, Nov 5, the Donald Tipton Quartet will present a free jazz concert from noon to 1:00 pm for A Little Lunch Music. Comprised of pianist Donald...

Guest blogger: “Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims”

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FILM@JCSM stands for “Fostering Interdisciplinary Learning through Movies.” This semester’s selections are programmed in conjunction with Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido. You can see "Yaji and...

A Little Lunch Music 10/29: Cullars Improvisational Rotation

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On Thursday, October 29, Cullars Improvisational Rotation (scroll down for an audio sample) will perform a free concert from noon to 1:00 as part of the weekly series, A Little...

Take home a little bit of “Hiroshige” from the Shop!

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Walk into the Museum Shop, and take some of the art history home with you! Several items compliment the exhibition, Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido.    You’ll...

A Little Lunch Music on 10/22: Saxophonist Michael Pendowski with pianist Laurelie Gheesling

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On October 22 from noon to 1:00 pm, Saxophonist Michael Pendowski, with pianist Laurelie Gheesling, will perform a free concert for A Little Lunch Music. The classical recital will feature...
Classical Guitarist Katie Holmes

A Little Lunch Music, 10/15: Katie Holmes, Classical Guitar

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Classical guitarist Katie Holmes will perform a free concert for A Little Lunch Music on October 15 from noon to 1:00 pm. On the program will be music by Johann Sebastian...

Aubie Loves Sculpture Too! Get Your Pics from JCSM’s “Tailgate”

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Aubie surprised guests with an appearance at our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. As you tour and experience Out of the Box: An Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition through October 2016, be sure...

Plan a Field Trip to Your Museum!

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Make the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University part of your school year! Our mission is to bring the arts to our community. We invite classes, community…

Oh Snap! Get Your Photo Booth Pics from JCSM’s “Tailgate”

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Our JCSM photo booth captured the fun of the Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Guests showed their team spirit and belief in the transformative power of art. As...

A Little Lunch Music on 10/08: AU Cultural Music Society

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The Auburn University Cultural Music Society will perform a free concert for A Little Lunch Music on October 8 from noon to 1 pm. The group’s members will perform traditional...

Share your Out of the Box experience with #ThisisSculpture

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These are the 11 finalists of our juried outdoor sculpture exhibition, Out of the Box! The exhibition opens this Friday October 2 at our Museum Homecoming Tailgate. Share your experience with...

A Little Lunch Music on 10/01: Pianist Joshua Pifer

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Pianist Joshua Pifer will perform a free concert for A Little Lunch Music on October 1 from noon to 1:00 pm. The program will feature four sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti,...

Meet the Artists: Charles Pilkey, Gregory Johnson, and Jeffie Brewer

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Charles Pilkey, Gregory Johnson, and Jeffie Brewer are three of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Charles...

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Chicken Salad Chick will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the opening of Out of the...

Volunteers needed as we gear up for our second “Out of the Box” opening!

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We’re looking for help during the Out of the Box exhibition’s official opening on Friday, October 2nd! The event is tailgate-themed for Homecoming weekend and is free and open to the...

A Little Lunch Music on 9/24: Soprano Anna Hersey with pianist Kayla Paulk

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Soprano Anna Hersey and pianist Kayla Paulk will perform a free concert for A Little Lunch Music on September 24, 2015 from noon to 1:00 pm. The program will feature...

University Ace Hardware partners with museum on grand prize giveaway

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We're happy to announce that University Ace Hardware is one of the supporters of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! The community-wide event celebrating the opening of Out of the Box: A Juried...

A Little Lunch Music on 9/17: Euphonium Artist Marie Robertson with Guest Trombonist Matthew Wood

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On September 17, euphonium artist Marie Robertson will perform a free concert for A Little Lunch Music from noon to 1:00 PM in the Grand Gallery. Robertson is part of...

Meet the Artists: Hanna Jubran and Heath Matysek-Snyder

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Hanna Jubran and Heath Matysek-Snyder are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.  Hanna Jubran Grimesland,...

Meet the Artists: Mike Wsol and Luke Achterberg

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Mike Wsol and Luke Achterberg are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.  Mike Wsol...

A Little Lunch Music on 9/10: DuoR2, Guitarist Robert Gibson with flutist Rachel Nozny

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On September 10, DuoR2 will perform a free concert for "A Little Lunch Music" from noon to 1 pm in the auditorium. Members of the duo are flutist Rachel Nozny and guitarist...

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Domino's on Magnolia will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the...

A Little Lunch Music on 9/03: Violinist Lorna Wood with pianist Ksenia Kurenysheva

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On September 3 violinist Lorna Wood returns to A Little Lunch Music with pianist Ksenia Kurenysheva for a free concert from noon to 1 pm. The program will feature a posthumously...

Meet the Artists: Alex Podesta and Adam Walls

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Alex Podesta and Adam Walls are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.  Alex Podesta...

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Niffer's Place will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the opening...

Museum Shop offering Membership Week Sale!

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Membership Week Sale August 24-30 All purses, handbags, and travel accessories are 20%off the original price for members, and 10%off the original price for non-members. Please ask in shop for...

Meet the Artists: Joni Younkins-Herzog and Deborah La Grasse

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Joni Younkins-Herzog and Deborah La Grasse are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.  Joni...

Coming Soon: Spanish Language Film Series

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JCSM is a co-sponsor with the Department of Foreign Languages and the Office of International Programs- Auburn Abroad for these screenings. These films are all available with English subtitles. The Spanish...

Ticket Registration is currently down.

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We regret any inconvenience, but we are experiencing some technical difficulty with our online ticketing system, Eventbrite. We are working to correct the problem. Please note registration for tickets via...

Café participating in Alabama Restaurant Week!

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The Museum Café is participating in the 2015 edition of Alabama Restaurant Week! During normal Café hours Friday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 18 through Friday, August 21 come enjoy...

Spotlight: Collectors Robert B. Ekelund, Jr. and Mark Thornton

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The catalogue for "The Greatest Poem" American Art from the Robert B. Ekelund, Jr. and Mark Thornton Collection is available now for purchase in the Museum Shop.  An excerpt written by Dennis Harper, Curator of...

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…

JCSM remembers Jule Collins Smith

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jule Collins Smith, who passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday. We at JCSM express our heartfelt gratitude...

Kids come create on the weaving station!

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Programming for June is related to our current summer exhibition Between the Black and Caspian Seas: Antique Rugs from the Caucasus, Selections from the Collection of Larry Gerber. The kids...

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…

Local Collectors Share Private Holdings

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Members of the Auburn community are sharing two private fine art collections with visitors to Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. The museum will present “Between the…

Life imitates art (museum): Elementary students recreate JCSM

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It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; in that case, the staff of Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University (JCSM) couldn’t be...

JCSM joins AAMD in celebrating Art Museum Day May 23

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For the sixth year, AAMD is uniting its membership to celebrate Art Museum Day. Held in concert with ICOM’s International Museum Day, this year AAMD’s Art Museum Day will take…

A Little Lunch Music on 05/14: Pianist Vadim Serebryany

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At noon on Thursday, May 14, pianist Vadim Serebryany will perform a free concert in the auditorium at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part...

A Little Lunch Music on 5/21: pianist Mary Slaton

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At noon on Thursday, May 21, pianist Mary Slaton will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the museum’s...

JCSM reaches out to local schools

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1 1 Yesterday was a bittersweet day. Outreach is a critical part of the mission at JCSM. This year, I’ve been able to spend two Thursdays a month teaching at...

2015 Summer Exhibitions Open May 23

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We have wonderful exhibitions scheduled for the summer of 2015 that feature two very different but equally treasured personal collections. We look forward to “The Greatest Poem”— American Art in the...

A Little Lunch Music on 5/07: Flute Trio

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At noon on Thursday, May 7, a flute trio featuring Allison Hubbell, Nancy Vinson, and Alina Windell will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn...

A Little Lunch Music on 4/30: Soprano Joy Xu and pianist Joshua Pifer

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At noon on Thursday, April 30, soprano Joy Xu along with pianist Joshua Pifer will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as...

Museum Joins in Auburn University’s Comprehensive Campaign

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Launched publicly during A-Day weekend, Because This is Auburn is a $1 billion dollar campaign to propel our university forward through a renewed commitment to our students, a continued promise...

A conversation with Todd McGrain, sculptor of “The Lost Bird Project”

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During a special visit to JCSM, sculptor Todd McGrain installed his piece, “The Lost Bird Project, ” met with Auburn students, and gave a lecture for the community. “The Lost…

A Little Lunch Music on 4/23: Soprano Noemí de Silva with pianist Laurelie Gheesling

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At noon on Thursday, April 23, soprano Noemí de Silva with pianist Laurelie Gheesling will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as...

JCSM Student Writing Contest: Caroline Barr

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Based on the exhibitions featured at the museum during the 2014-2015 academic year and on works from the permanent collection, JCSM issued a call for written work responding to individual works of...

Summer Art Clubs begin May 30

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Our ever-popular summer art club series continues this year every weekend, all summer long! Parents are asked to join in the fun for Artypants and stART! Please register to guarantee a space and...

A Little Lunch Music on 04/16: Auburn Indian Music Ensemble

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At noon on Thursday, April 16, The Auburn Indian Music Ensemble will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the...

Out of the Box

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Out of the Box Thank you for your interest in Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University. The deadline for submissions...

Coming Soon: FILM@JCSM Trailers

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Film at JCSM stands for "Fostering Interdisciplinary Learning through Movies." The films for spring semester 2015 are programmed in conjunction with John Himmelfarb: TRUCKS. This project is co-sponsored by the...

“Penelope Awaiting Her Chamberlain” rolls in to Auburn

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Drivers of large trucks may know all too well that finding the right parking spot can sometimes be an adventure. Imagine positioning an antique truck measuring more than 11 feet...

The Golden Age of Painting

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Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe October 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Bill L. Harbert Gallery Gallery C Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Gallery...

Establishing New Areas of Collecting Excellence

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Walking through Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, you may see a contemporary sculpture made of knock-off Louboutin shoes opposite a landscape by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a still-life...

JCSM Announces Holiday Hours

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From our “house,” to yours! Happy Holidays from JCSM. Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University is offering special holiday hours this season. Whether you need a creative…

The Woman Behind the Curtain

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On Thursday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will present Good Ol’ Freda with filmmaker Kathy McCabe as part of the South Arts Southern...

Update: Ceramics Sale Moves Inside

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Don't let the seasonal chill stop you from shopping the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale! Our artists are moving their items inside the grand gallery due to weather....

Meet the Artist: Harold Miller

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Harold Miller of Brandon, MS is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

A Note on Lecture Seating for Member Reception

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All of us at JCSM are looking forward to the opening reception for Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough, and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe. Based on R.S.V.P. response, we do...

Meet the Artist: Kyungmin Park

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Kyungmin Park of Auburn, Alabama is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

Meet the Artist: Mark Rigsby

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Mark Rigsby of Hattiesburg, Mississippi is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

Quartet in Residence for “The Met” Performs Against Backdrop of “Golden Age” Exhibition

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Two public performances are scheduled for the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet. The Auburn Chamber Music Society will host the group for the society’s 50th anniversary season, and Jule Collins Smith...

Meet the Artist: Guadalupe Robinson

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Guadalupe Robinson of Huntsville, Alabama is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

Meet the Artist: Jorie Berman

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Jorie Berman of Athens, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to...

Meet the Artist: Rick Berman

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Rick Berman of Atlanta, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to...

Meet the Artist: Susie Bowman

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Susie Bowman of Fairhope, Alabama is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

Meet the Artist: Lynnette Hesser

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Lynnette Hesser of Wellington, Alabama is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

Meet the Artist: Lora Rust

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Lora Rust of Atlanta, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

Meet the Artist: Maria Dondero

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Maria Dondero of Athens, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to...

Meet the Artist: Nancy Green

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Nancy Green of Watkinsville, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the...

Meet the Artist: Richard Stonis

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Richard Stonis of Atlanta, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to...

Meet the Artist: Corrine Cox

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Corinne Cox of Wedowee, Alabama is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to the exhibition of...

Meet the Artist: Melinda Crider

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Melinda Crider of Waleska, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.   In addition to...

Meet the Artist: Christopher Staley

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Christopher Staley, active ceramic artist and professor of ceramic art at Pennsylvania State University, is the juror for the inaugural 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Exhibition and Sale, featuring 14 regional...

Director’s Statement: “My Toxic Backyard”

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My Toxic Backyard, screening Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5:00 p.m. at JCSM, chronicles Asheville, North Carolina’s fight to get clean drinking water as the contaminated soil of an old manufacturing plant continues...

Paintings Inspired by “Pictures at an Exhibition” to Accompany Performance

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On May 15, pianist Tzu-yi Chen returns for a free concert from noon to 1:00 PM. Along with other music, this will include an encore of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at...

Conserved Murals to Exhibit for First Time in Museum Setting

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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University will exhibit John Augustus Walker’s “Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture” from May 17, 2014 to September 21, 2014. The exhibition is...

Matthew Hoch Brings Poetry and New Music to Weekly Series

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On May 8, baritone Matthew Hoch will join Bill Schaffer on horn and Joshua Pifer on piano for a free concert from noon to 1:00 PM. The concert is being...

A Little Art Talk: Jerome Myers

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Jerome Myers: Raising Hope in the New World closes Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. For the spring semester,...

Young Guitarist Brings Precocious Talent and Experience to A Little Lunch Music

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On May 1, guitarist Katie Holmes returns for a free concert from noon to 1:00 PM. At 16, Katie has recorded two CDs, has a professional website, and is a...

Pianist on Track to Carnegie Hall Returns to Lunch Music

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On April 24, pianist and series favorite Tzu-yi Chen returns for a free concert from noon to 1:00 PM. She will present Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as well as music...

Tradition Meets Diversity in the Auburn Indian Music Ensemble

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On Thursday, April 17, from noon to 1:00 p.m. the Auburn Indian Music Ensemble will return to A Little Lunch Music, performing in the auditorium. The group is an Auburn...

Director’s Choice: Garry Winogrand

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Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso-Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography is on view through Sunday, April 27. JCSM director Marilyn Laufer suggests you make a point to experience the work...

The Tipton Trio Will Bring Jazz to A Little Lunch Music

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On Thursday, April 10, from noon to 1:00 PM, The Tipton Trio will perform in the museum's auditorium. This jazz group from Columbus is made up of Donald Tipton on...

Crackling Sound of Cellophane Inspires Accessible Art Movement

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A North Carolina artist is breathing new life into retired cigarette machines with Art-o-mat® and the non-profit group, Artists in Cellophane. With a five dollar token and the pull of...

A Little Lunch Music to Feature the AU Chamber Choir and Solo Piano Music by Ravel

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On Thursday, April 3, from noon to 1:00 PM, the Auburn University Chamber Choir will return to share a program with pianist Hunter Hayes. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at...

JCSM introduces Cullars Improvisational Rotation

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The Museum Café is open every Thursday night from 5 to 8 pm with tapas, beer, wine, and specialty cocktail menus. Prices range from $7 to $10, and the portions...

Korean Violinist and Cellist Reunited for A Little Lunch Music as Duo Amico

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On Thursday, March 27, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium, A Little Lunch Music will present Duo Amico, made up of violinist Kay Lee and cellist Sylvia...

Auburn Students Bring Saxophone Quartet Music to A Little Lunch Music

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On Thursday, March 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m. A Little Lunch Music will present the Nova Quartet, the Tiger Quartet and the Eagle Quartet. The groups are part of...

JCSM Welcomes Poetry Series

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As a part of expanded evening programming, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University will host the Third Thursday Poetry Series. The next reading is Thursday, March 20,...

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It; See for Yourself During Spring Membership Drive

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The staff members of Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art are a dedicated group of artists, photographers, historians, curators, designers, and writers who all believe art changes lives. Beyond...

A Little Lunch Music: Can Journalism for Truckers Inform Opera Singing?

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On March 6 from noon to 1:00 p.m., A Little Lunch Music welcomes Kathleen Buccleugh with pianist Laurelie Gheesling. Ms. Buccleugh is an Auburn High School alumna now building her...

Auburn Faculty Pianist Brings Mozart and the 20th Century to “Lunch Music”

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On February 27 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Grand Gallery, A Little Lunch Music welcomes pianist Josh Pifer. The originally scheduled program featured flutist Elizabeth Goode with Dr....

Bring Your Friends (and the Weekend) a Little Closer

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The Museum Café transforms night side with expanded entertainment as well as tapas, beer, wine and specialty cocktail menus. The jazz riffs of Cullars Improvisational Rotation fill the air on...

Photography takes on many roles in “Blow-Up”

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Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film Blow-Up is, in a sense, as much a detective story as it is a thriller or drama. Its central character is a mod London photographer, Thomas,...

David Banks Brings Gospel Jazz Back to “A Little Lunch Music”

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On February 20 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium, A Little Lunch Music welcomes back the David Banks Gospel Jazz Ensemble featuring Tuskegee pianist David Banks. Last...

Behind the Scenes of Rwanda’s Developing Film Industry

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In Hillywood (Rwanda’s film industry named for the country’s rolling hills) there is a blossoming film community. As Rwanda is still healing from the wounds of a cultural genocide almost...

Photographer Documents Organized Crime in “City of God”

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Directed by Fernando Meirelles, City of God is a Brazilian crime drama film that was first released in Brazil in 2002 and internationally in 2003. The story was first published...

“A Little Lunch Music” Rescheduled for Friday, February 14

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Rescheduled from Thursday because of weather, on Friday, February 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium, A Little Lunch Music welcomes back pianist and vocalist Marc Karam....

Museum Closed until 5:00 pm Thursday

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Auburn University will suspend normal operations at 11 p.m. due to winter weather concerns. Anticipating a clearing of the weather in the afternoon and with consideration of local school closings, the...

Artist Creates “Visual Dialogue” in Painting, Collages

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Auburn's art museum welcomes visiting lecturer and artist Mark Lewis, who will discuss his work, on Wednesday, February 19 at 4:00 pm. Most recently, his work has been exhibited individually at...

Filmmaker with Kickstarter and Major Festival Experience Screens at Auburn

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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art presents “The Iran Job” with filmmaker Sara Nodjoumi as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers on Tuesday, February 11...

Photography Used as Plot Device in Class Film

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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will screen Rear Window on Thursday, February 13 at 6 pm. The screening is in conjunction with the FILM@JCSM series, which promotes interdisciplinary learning. Professor Sara Blair, University...

A Little Lunch Music Welcomes Violist and Pianist from Emory University, Additional Music from Tzu-yi Chen

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On February 6 at noon,  A Little Lunch Music will borrow pianist William Ransom and violist Yinzi Kong from that evening’s Auburn Chamber Music Society’s concert. Come hear these exceptional musicians...

A Real “Monuments” Man and Plainsman

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On January 14, 2014 I had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Robert M. Edsel , founder and chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art...

Turn-of-the-Century Immigrant Life Studied and Re-examined

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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University will present a select group of paintings and works on paper in Jerome Myers: Raising Hope in the New World from February 8...

Photography on Film: “Flags of Our Fathers” Screens Feb. 4

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Anyone who has seen the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington DC, is familiar with the awe-inspiring and breathtaking beauty and solemnity of the monument. The monument, dedicated to...

Museum Follows University Emergency Weather Plan

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Please note that Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will be closed Tuesday, January 28 through Thursday, January 30, due to inclement weather. All programming, inculding "Lunch and Learn,"...

Photography Collection Exhibited for Instruction, Outreach

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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University will present Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, an exhibition featuring 150 images from the last...

Violin-Cello Couple Returns to “A Little Lunch Music”

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Returning for the third year in a row, violinist Robin Scott and cellist Ahrim Kim will perform from noon to 1:00 PM this Thursday, January 23, for "A Little Lunch...

Five Works That Inspire All Ages

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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...

“A Little Lunch Music” Pianist Hones Performance Skills at Auburn

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Spring 2014’s season of "A Little Lunch Music" opens Thursday, January 16 at noon with pianist Christina Fallows. The performance is being sponsored by Lynn Katz. Christina is currently a...

Visiting Photographer Shares Recipe For Creative Growth

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Paul Karabinis is an associate professor of Photography at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, who will guest lecture at Auburn's art museum on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 4:00...

Photography on Film: Memento Kicks off Film@JCSM

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Film@JCSM kicks off Thursday, January 16 at 6 pm. This semester's topic is Photography on Film. Chistopher Nolan’s neo-noir film Memento (2000) opens with a close-up of a hand holding...

Mediation on My Mailbox, and One Approach to Art Experiences

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This Christmas my husband surprised me with a street address number for our mailbox – a big, gold five inspired by a painting by the American artist, Charles Demuth (1883-1935)....

Top 4 “Film@JCSM” Favs

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The film in "Film@JCSM" stands for "fostering interdisciplinary learning through movies." Programmed in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition,Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photographyopening January 24,...

A Conversation With Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla

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“There was never a reason to collect except our love for the art” An edited interview from several between Sondra Gilman, Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Charles Gilman III, and exhibition curators Ben...

Create Your Own Art – Inspired Ornament

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                                          Click below, and fold and crease. Decorate your mantle...

Give The Gift Of Auburn’s Art Museum

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If the phrase "only X number of shopping days left" sends you into a frenzy greater than a winter snow storm, take comfort in the fact that an afternoon at...

Art “For The People” Links History, Economics

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Ganando La Vida (Making a Living): Images of Labor in Modern Mexican Art, beginning December 21, features works by Franciso Mora, Isidoro Ocampo, Pablo O'Higgins and José Clemente Orozo. Dennis Harper,...

5 Ways Art Experiences Build Resumes.

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To hear sculptor and Joanna Blake, ’99, describe her career path since leaving Auburn, she might chalk her success up to luck; but it has long been said, “luck is...