Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
September 11 – December 11, 2016
For decades popular culture has been fascinated by superheroes — their superhuman capabilities, their desire for truth and justice, and their ability to save the day. Their storylines have captivated many, and their images have become contemporary idols throughout the world. My Hero presents a rich array of work by over 50 international artists, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video, that celebrates and re-envisions the lives of iconic superheroes.
Opening Gallery Walk
Sunday, September 11, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Thank you to our sponsor!
Over the Top:
American Posters from World War I
July 24 – October 16, 2016
During World War I, illustrated posters inspiring public support served as a primary mechanism of mass communication. Designed to rally Americans to the cause, these persuasive visual symbols employed bold graphics, strong imagery, and concise commands to inspire a sense of nationalism and pride. Imbued with iconic symbols like the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, and the American flag, posters were installed throughout the country as prominent reminders of the need for support. Over the Top includes 44 original posters created by major American illustrators including J.C. Leyendecker, James Montegomery Flagg, and Howard Chandler Christy. The exhibition offers compelling perspectives on the American experience during this dramatic time in our nation’s history. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA.
Member’s Preview Reception
Saturday, July 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Museum member tickets are free. Please click here to reserve your spot.
Non-member tickets are $25, and may be purchased by calling the Museum during our public hours at 256-535-4350. You may also leave a message on our Special Event Reservations line at extension 208, if it is after hours or no one is available to take your call.
Proudly supported by lead sponsor:
Exhibition Sponsors: Cynthia and Rey Almodovar, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon
Additional Support Provided by: The Alabama State Council on the Arts and Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild, and Gerry and Virgil Schaffer
Photographs by Barry Goldwater
July 10 – September 25, 2016
Through much of his life, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater was an accomplished amateur photographer. It was a hobby he took seriously and he managed, before his death, to leave behind more than 15,000 photographs – a legacy he called his “last will and testament to my love to the native state.” This exhibition features approximately 30 of his most iconic images of Western landscapes and Native Americans. Organized by HMA.
Lead Individual Sponsors
Linda Smith and Jean Wessel Templeton
Cynthia and Rey Almodovar, Boeing, Dr. and Mrs. Abraham Madkour & Family, Bill Stender and Ellen Chorba, and
Additional Support Provided by
The Alabama State Council on the Arts and Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild, and The Goldwater Family Foundation
June 26 – October 30, 2016
The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on intriguing three-dimensional art of this emerging North Carolina artist. Farnsworth’s hand-carved figurative sculptures encapsulate the artist’s interests in character, story, craft, mechanics, composition, empathy, and social commentary. The artist sees his work as far more than sculpture – he fills his roles of architect, storyteller, cinematographer to construct detailed, immersive experiences that lead the viewer deep into a visual narrative. As he puts it, “I create lush, emotionally charged rabbit holes to fall into and explore.” Organized by HMA.