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Spend an Afternoon Exploring the Alabama Arts Scene

Art lovers won’t be disappointed in the evolving Alabama arts scene. You’ll find a growing number of galleries in major cities and several museums to explore. Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art displays over 2000 works in six rotating galleries. Enjoy traditional and contemporary art, outdoor sculptures, a gift shop, and café. Located on four acres in the cultural district, the Birmingham Museum of Art boasts more than 26,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and decorative arts ranging from ancient to modern times. See Asian, American, African, European, Pre-Columbian, and Native-American works.

The Mobile Museum of Art features a collection of over 10,000 art pieces including paintings, sculptures, crafts and decorative arts. See permanent and rotating exhibits along with works from national and regional artists. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts boasts one of the largest collections of American art in the Southeast. Browse among 4000 pieces from the 18th to 21st centuries. View impressive works from 19th and 20th century artists at the Huntsville Museum of Art. The collection includes creations by Andy Warhol, Whistler, and David Parrish. Other contemporary exhibits showcase wood, glass, metal, and clay from artists like Dale Chihuly, William Morris, and Philip Moulthrop.

Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts

Established in 1990, the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts is located in historic downtown Gadsden in northern Alabama. Operated by the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, the center features three art galleries with rotating exhibits. Open daily, the Hardin Center is also home to the Imagination Place Children’s Museum, the Etowah Youth Orchestra, and performing arts events by Centerstage Presents.