Telling Tales: Narrative Works from the Collection


Adtran, Jurenko, and Thurber Galleries
November 17, 2019 – February 23, 2020


Helen Vaughn (born in 1940, Birmingham, AL/lives in Huntsville, AL) Remembrance and the Cost of Decisions, 1980 oil on canvas, 36.5 x 48.5 in. Museum Purchase in Memory of Amanda and Margaret Lawson


Some of the earliest evidence of human art suggests that people told stories with pictures, and narrative art can be found across nearly every culture and time period in human history. Telling Tales presents historical and contemporary works from the Museum’s collection that bring to light how stories can be told through different media, styles and time periods. Works of many different types will co-exist in the galleries for viewers to compare, contemplate, and discuss.