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The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, in service to the region and the nation, welcomes everyone to explore, experience and engage with the visual arts.

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, a cultural heart of an Alabama public research institution, is guided by a set of core values that serve its communities.

Collaborations + Partnerships

Recognizing the synergistic power of relationships to ignite new opportunities, the museum believes in working together with faculty, students, community and others to achieve common goals.

Engagement + Learning

Understanding that experiential encounters can inspire and catalyze connections and creativity, the museum believes in inviting all to actively engage as participants and co-learners on-site, online and beyond.

Inquiry + Experimentation

Grounded in art-historical, multi-disciplinary, object-based research as essential work of a university, the museum believes in innovation, agility and the freedom to try new things, continually exploring, learning, adapting and evaluating.

Equity + Inclusion 

Ensuring that accessibility and diversity is reflected across its operations and programming, the museum believes in engaging and welcoming multiple voices and perspectives to effect change and grow.

Stewardship + Growth

Caring for the building, grounds, collections, staff and stakeholders, the museum believes in conserving, developing and enhancing all aspects of its operations, including fiscal and programmatic  to ensure a responsible expansive, healthy and flourishing organization.