Local Spotlight: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

This year, you may be a little stir crazy from staying home. There’s a way to break up the monotony though: visiting the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn. Read on to see what will greet you at this local landmark.

What can I see and do at the Jule Collins Smith Museum?

Art. Gifts. Education. They’re all waiting for you at the Jule Collins Smith Museum, which first welcomed guests in 2003. A part of Auburn University, the museum gives students, locals and visitors a means of connecting to art across a variety of genres right here in Auburn. It features a café and gift shop, in addition to gorgeous gardens and a walking trail around the pond—and look out for those sculptures in the water!

Wondering about specific exhibits? Here are a few examples of what’s currently on display:

  • Underground Images: A Half-Century of SVA Subway Posters Created by Women;
  • Art from Betty Grisham;
  • Nurture: Audubon’s Nesting Imagery;
  • Art from Joseph Almyda;
  • L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters;
  • Sculptures from Wesley Anderegg;
  • Impressionism: Translating the Modern World;
  • Art Deco dishes and teapots;
  • And more.

Supporting the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Even though the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, is operating with reduced capacity, some of us may feel more comfortable remaining at home. That’s understandable! If you still feel moved to help out this local treasure, you can purchase a membership for later use or give them a donation here. You can also talk about them on social media or share this blog!

Visiting Details

You can find the Jule Collins Smith Museum at 901 South College St. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended Thursday hours lasting until 8 p.m. Admission is free for all!

Quick Safety Reminders

This season, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art has decided to run at a reduced capacity. That means fewer people will be allowed in to visit, with 30 being the maximum.

You can also do your part to flatten the curve by staying six feet or further from others, wearing a face mask, and frequently washing your hands. They have posted their full safety guidelines here, so read through them carefully. Thank you for protecting our community!


The arts make us feel connected to other people. Share in the beauty of sculptures, paintings, and more at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, Alabama. You can even bring a souvenir home from the museum gift shop to commemorate your visit!

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