Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn

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The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is an art museum on the campus of Auburn University, and is the only accredited university art museum in Alabama. Opened on October 3, 2003, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art contains six exhibition galleries within its 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of interior space. In addition to the galleries, the museum facility includes an auditorium, cafe, and museum shop. Outside the main building, the grounds encompass 7 acres (28,000 m2) of land, featuring an English-inspired formal area and woodland landscape, outdoor sculpture, and landscaped walking paths around the lake.
In spring of 2013, the American Alliance of Museums recognized the museum as an accredited museum. Accreditation is the highest industry standard for educational exhibitions and programming, operations, and collections stewardship. Approximately six-percent of the nation's museums are accredited.

The museum is named after Jule Collins Smith, the wife of Albert Smith, who graduated from Auburn University in 1947. Smith donated $3 million to the project as a gift to his wife, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.
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  • I visit this treasure of a museum every time I'm in Auburn. I've been here at different time to capture it's beauty and also attended an evening event a few months ago. The Jule Collins Smith is....  more
    I visit this treasure of a museum every time I'm in Auburn. I've been here at different time to capture it's beauty and also attended an evening event a few months ago. The Jule Collins Smith is....  more »
  • Found this by accident on my way to a local coffee shop. There are numerous sculptures outside that are quite interesting and fascinating. I took lots of photos! Also, the museum itself is great with....  more
    Found this by accident on my way to a local coffee shop. There are numerous sculptures outside that are quite interesting and fascinating. I took lots of photos! Also, the museum itself is great with....  more »
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  • The Jule Collins Smith Museum is great. It's free to enter and to enjoy the rotating exhibits. The grounds are beautiful as well– there is a large lake nearby that people often walk around. I believe there are some sculptures scattered around the grounds too.
  • They had some very nice work to view! Best of all It's free!?

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