Local Spotlight: Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville Museum of Art

Art speaks to more than just the eyes: it touches lives. The spectacle of the visual attracts attention worldwide. And Huntsville is no exception. The Huntsville Museum of Art showcases gallery upon gallery of artwork—all for the pleasure and enrichment these pieces provide to patrons.

About the Museum

The Huntsville Museum of Art has had roots in the Huntsville and Madison communities since 1970. That year marked the Museum Board of the City of Huntsville’s decision to establish a visual arts museum for the public.

In 1998, the Huntsville Museum of Art opened its doors in Downtown Huntsville. Originally housing seven galleries, the museum now boasts 14 galleries and a 75,034 square foot building. Gallery space takes up 20,000 square feet itself. The newest addition, the Davidson Center for the Arts, was tacked on in 2010, doubling the number of galleries.

Boasting 3,200 artifacts for public viewing, the Huntsville Museum of Art holds a permanent collection of pieces primarily from 19th and 20th century American artists. However, the museum also features work from across the globe, including African, Asian, and European artwork. Pieces created by John Sloan, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and many others, all call the museum home.

Plan a Visit

Whether you’re touring for an hour or taking a day trip, you will find plenty to marvel at in the Huntsville Museum of Art. Visiting hours are as follows:

Mon.: Closed;

Tues. through Wed.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;

Fri. through Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Sun.: 12 to 5 p.m.

The museum is fully wheelchair accessible and includes a number of exhibits. Current galleries include African American Legends, American Studio Glass, Full Steam Ahead!, and more.

Summary

The visual arts are truly a sight for the eyes. Wander the halls of the Huntsville Museum of Art—and look on in wonder.

Museums aren’t the only places where the senses are satisfied. Living life at Summer Place can gratify them as well. See for yourself over on our website! Look over more local hot spots on our blog!

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