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 invite classes, community groups, clubs and organizations, and other groups of school-aged children to visit our museum for a guided tour led by trained museum educators and docents.

Exploring the galleries with a docent offers amazing learning opportunities for your students to engage with art, discover more about artists and their processes, and have meaningful discussions about the arts and their relevance. Our docents work to engage students in casual dialogue, encouraging peer discussion, critical thinking, and hands-on analysis.

The arts are an integral part of all cultures, and JCSM educators are eager to explore the relationships of artists and their historical context with your class. Guided tours offer a wealth of relevant information based on the interests of each group. Below is some information about our fall exhibitions to help you plan your visit.

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone is Mad Here

Exhibition Dates:

January 21—April 30, 2017
Bill L. Harbert Gallery and Gallery C

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Camera Lucida

Exhibition Dates:

Aug. 27, 2016 to Jan. 7, 2017
Bill L. Harbert Gallery and Gallery C

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1072 Society Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:

Nov. 5, 2016 to Jan.29, 2017
Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Gallery

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Audubon Inspirations: Prints by Jane E. Goldman

Exhibition Dates:

Nov. 5, 2016 to Jan.29, 2017
Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Gallery

Guided visits are recommended for students who are at or above pre-k level and last about an hour. Groups are free to explore the Museum on their own after the tour.

Group Size
We ask that groups have no more than 75 students per visit, with one chaperone required for every ten students.

Visit Schedule
Guided visits are available at any time during our museum hours listed below. While the museum is closed to the public on Mondays, tours may still be scheduled in advance for university and K-12 classes.

All guided tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance. You may schedule a tour by contacting our tour coordinator by e-mail or call 334-844-3486

K–12 Studio Art Programs

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is pleased to offer art-making activities to supplement in-gallery tours and discussions. After exploring and discussing the works on view, students have the opportunity to take part in related hands-on lessons lead by members of the museum’s education staff. These activities serve to provide a personal tangible art experience for our young learners and encourage material exploration and problem solving.

  • K–12 Studio Art Programs can accommodate a maximum of thirty students
  • $50 per workshop
  • The museum provides all necessary materials and staff members to facilitate the lessons

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