July 11, 2015 N/A
This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals.
Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow.
Some of the works on view are identified as memorials – given as such, or purchased with funds donated in someone’s memory. Huntsville artist Bill Nance’s enigmatic Self Portrait with Paper Heart was donated to the collection in his memory by friend and Museum patron Lakin Boyd. Acquisition memorials allow the Museum to both enhance its collection and enable contributors to give meaningful and lasting tributes to friends and family members.
Among the exhibition highlights are an exquisite marble sculpture by Italian artist Giovanni Balderi, donated by the artist; a dozen accomplished photographs by regional and nationally acclaimed master photographers Barry Andersen, Shelia Pinkel, Robert von Sternberg, and Todd Walker; a pair of mid-20th century etchings by Vermont artist Luigi Lucioni; and historical selections from the Museum’s signature Sellars Collection of Art by American Women.
July 17, 2015 –
Join us at Downtown Huntsville’s Street Food Gathering for a craft beer and wine bar! The Huntsville Museum of Art’s (HMA) Women’s Guild will be selling wine and beer at the Museum entrance on Church Street.
You will find us on the 3rd Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. through Octo
July 23, 2015 –
What better way to experience art firsthand than to actually see the artist creating her work? Three of the artists featured in the Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists exhibition will conduct art demonstrations in the galleries. The programs are free for members and included in general admission for non-members.