Exhibition highlights include an important large portrait of a peasant girl by American artist Frank Duveneck, painted in Italy in the mid-1880s, as well as a selection of original hand-colored lithographs by John James Audubon. Recent purchases for the Museum’s signature collection of regional contemporary art include a moody nocturnal landscape by Memphis painter Marc Rouillard; an exquisite oil on copper painting by Benjamin Shamback, and Aimee Perez’s haunting mixed media sculpture, Rare Harvest, which received a Merit Award in the recent Red Clay Survey.
In celebration of African-American History Month, which coincides with the run of this exhibition, the Museum will also highlight several recent acquisitions by African-American artists, as well as works with African-American subjects. These include evocative prints by contemporary artists Renee Stout and Karsten Creightney, as well Luigi Lucioni’s stunning portrait of jazz and blues legend Ethel Waters, painted in 1939 at the height of her fame.
Special admission price on Thursdays after 5 pm.
- January 21, 2018 – April 8, 2018
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: 300 Church Street, Huntsville, AL
- Phone: (256) 535-4350
- Time: Tue-Wed/Sat 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thu 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sun noon – 5:00 PM
- Price: Admission charged