Hsuan L. Hsu, Professor of English at UC Davis, in conversation with artist Manon Bellet, alongside Bellet’s exhibition “A Swallow Does Not Make a Summer” part of the “Radical Naturalism” series at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, on view August 23 through December 30, 2022:
Gamaliel Rodríguez talks about his artwork installed as part of the opening of Auburn’s Research and Innovation Campus in Huntsville, Alabama. Opened in October, 2022, the facility features a temporary installation of objects from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. Gamaliel Rodríguez, a U.S. Army veteran who uses felt and ballpoint pens to create photorealistic aerial views of industrial, military and civilian structures, is the first commissioned artist in this cross-campus partnership between the museum and Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.
Rick Barot, poet and Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University, talks about creative writing, poetry, and ways of reading works of art at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
View the painting “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez:
View work by RaMell Ross:
Khalil Kinsey talks about the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection, on view at the Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University from August 23 through December 30, 2022:
Imani Poole talks about her work as a student in Sneakerheads, a Spring 2022 class at Auburn University, with Charlie Lesh, Associate Professor of English at Auburn. Students in the Sneakerheads course visited the museum to consider sneaker objects made by artist Andy Yoder for his exhibition Overboard.
Anila Quayyum Agha talks with Kristen Tordella-Williams about her exhibition “The Weight of Black” (October 8, 2021 – January 2, 2022) at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
How are museums part of cross-disciplinary teaching and learning on campus?
Mimi Hellman, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Art History at Skidmore College, discusses strategies that have been successful at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College with Chris Molinski, Director of Education, Engagement and Learning at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
Devin Allen in conversation with Ernest L. Gibson, III, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, on April 4, 2022.
Presented as part of “Becoming the Beloved Community” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. and supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Elijah Gaddis, Assistant Professor of History at Auburn University, explores a quilt by Catherine Somerville, on loan from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. To see images of the quilt online:
Visit the museum to see the quilt on view as part of Object Lab, Spring 2022: