Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) was recently named a “Best of BAMA” Awards recipient in the Arts and Entertainment category by the readers of Alabama Magazine.

The “Best of BAMA” contest ran for 12 months and was promoted in the publication and on the magazine’s Facebook page. Alabama Magazine received more than 1,000 votes from readers who chose the people, places, and events they felt were the best of the best in Alabama.

“To receive the ‘Best of BAMA’ Award is an honor that is a result of the dedication and collaborative efforts of the staff, Board of Directors, Foundation Board and the many Museum volunteers with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working during my past three years at HMA,” Christopher J. Madkour, the Museum’s Executive Director, said. “I welcome you to visit HMA and find out for yourself why we were voted the ‘Best of BAMA!’”

The Museum is closed on Mondays and some major holidays. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for military, students, teachers, and seniors 60+ with a valid ID; and $5 for children ages 6−11. Groups of 10 or more may pay $7 per person in the group. Admission for Museum members and children under 6 is FREE. As part of the Museum’s “$5 After FIVE” program, admission is cut in half, or $5 per person, on Thursday evenings.  For more information, visit or call 256-535-4350.