Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art is sharing treasures from its permanent collection in a new exhibition Looking at the Collection: People, Places & Things, open NOW through October 13, 2013. The eclectic exhibit combines both historical and contemporary works in a broad range of media.
As its name implies, it is arranged straightforwardly, with “people” arranged in the Jurenko Gallery, “places” represented in the Thurber Gallery, and “things” on view in the Women’s Guild Gallery.
“Since its inception in 1970, the Huntsville Museum of Art has increased its permanent collection from a small handful of founding gifts to over 3,000 paintings, sculptures and works on paper, providing a rich resource held in trust for present and future generations,” Peter J. Baldaia, Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs, said.
With the museum’s expansion in November 2010, additional gallery space became available to showcase various aspects of the collection alongside Museum-organized and nationally traveling shows. “Through long-term collections exhibits like the display of American studio glass and Buccellati silver animals, as well as temporary thematic shows like Looking at the Collection: People, Places & Things, the Museum is pleased to have more of an opportunity to showcase its own artworks and share them with the public,” Baldaia added.
While some of the artworks in People, Places & Things will be familiar to regular visitors, others have not been displayed for many years. The exhibit’s aim is to draw interesting parallels and contrasts between different artistic styles, time frames, and cultures.
Museum general admission is FREE for members and children under 6. Admission for non-members is $10 for adults; $8 for military, students, teachers, and seniors with a valid ID; $5 for children ages 6−11; and $7 per person for groups of 10 or more. The Museum is closed Mondays and some major holidays. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours Thursdays until 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.hsvmuseum.org or call 256-535-4350.