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Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
The Huntsville Museum of Art is a non-profit municipal corporation established by the City of Huntsville, Alabama, and governed by a city-appointed Museum Board. The Museum seeks to foster understanding of the visual arts and appreciation of artistic achievement. The mission of the Museum is to bring people and art together through acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the highest quality works of art.
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  • The museum is small and well-designed. The permanent and temporary collections were high quality. My favorites were the Italian sculpture made of sterling silver and a sampling from Barry Goldwater's ...  read more »
  • A good selection of different styles to view and enjoy. The first large room was changing over to a new exhibit the next week so that was a bit disappointing. It was a huge space of nothing. The rest ...  read more »
  • Not very large. Less than an hour to see it all. A couple interesting exhibits. Nice collection of silver. 
  • A bastion of culture in the heart of Huntsville. I admit I don't utilize this municipal treasure as much as I should - I've attended several events here but seldom go as a museum visitor. The building itself is art and the staff is alway earnest and studious in helping the average person feel at home.
  • The Huntsville Museum of Art is charming but a bit small. With the expanding local art community, the focus has turned to modern, Southeastern artists, many of which are worth keeping an eye on! Recent additions include an interactive children's gallery and the Davidson Center. Some past exhibits have included big names, such as Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, and Ansel Adams. I remember a few others dedicated to cinema fashion and anime! I grew up taking classes at the Museum Academy under the tutelage of talented local artists, such as S. Renee Prasil (see her studio at Lowe Mill!) A friend of ours curated a collection of Tiffany stained glass windows. The gift shop has unique offerings, many of which are relevant to the current shows. You never know what will come through the HMoA!
  • For a smaller local art venue Huntsville Museum of Art is alright over all. I've been several times in the last year as they get new features, I liked the kids interactive zone and the pre-historic area with a remake of the Hall of Bulls.
  • The Museum Academy (downstairs, lakeside) has great art classes for adults!
  • Huntsville needs a better Museum of Art. The current one is OK for Decatur or Athens but not Huntsville. It definitely needs to be expanded.
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