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Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau
March 24 – June 23, 2019
Huth, Boeing, Salmon, & Haws Galleries

The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States. Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection: 1940 – Present
April 7 – June 9, 2019

“Alabama, they say, is like one big front porch where folks gather on summer nights to tell tales and talk family.”

— Kathryn Tucker Windham

During the run of Our Shared Heritage, the Chan Gallery will become a microcosm of Alabama as seen through the eyes of artists past and present who have captured the people, places and traditions of our state. From the Gulf Coast of the south, through the Black Belt of mid-state, to the red clay hills of the north, a diverse culture emerges. However, viewers will quickly sense the many connections between the land, the people, and everyday life here in the Heart of Dixie.

As a component of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s 200 Bicentennial Celebration in 2019, Our Shared Heritage will highlight important works from the Museum’s collection by artists with strong Alabama ties. Oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, photographs, and other media by over 50 of the State’s best artists from the 19th century to the present will be displayed. Old favorites, along with rarely shown works will include early portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works in varied media by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Clifton Pearson, David Parrish, and many others.

Our Shared Heritage will be displayed in two parts, the first focusing on historical works in the collection, and the second featuring works by artists of the present day. A 60-page, fully illustrated catalogue will be published in April to provide a permanent record of the Museum’s collection of Alabama art. Underwritten by a generous grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the catalogue will be available for sale in the Museum Store, and will also be distributed to museums, libraries and other educational institutions throughout Alabama to promote this important resource within the Huntsville Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

YAM 2019: Exhibition for Youth Art Month
March 10 – April 28, 2019
Adtran, Jurenko, Thurber, and Women’s Guild Galleries

Youth Art Month is observed nationally each March to emphasize the value of art education for children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. It is hosted each year in Huntsville by The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects. Youth Art Month is endorsed by The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and locally the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association.

This year marks the 32nd annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition of student artwork on view at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the major galleries of the Museum. This exhibition showcases nearly 200 exuberant works of art by youth in kindergarten through grade 12 from Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, Athens City, Limestone County, Decatur City, and Scottsboro City schools.

The Juried Art Teachers’ Biennial, Congressional Art Competition, and VAA: Visual Arts Achievement Program District V Blue Ribbon Finalists exhibitions complement the student artwork. The VAA District V award-winning works will then subsequently travel to Montgomery to be displayed at the Alabama State Council on the Arts, along with other regional winners from across the state. The artwork by the winner of the Congressional Art Competition, selected from students in the 5th Congressional District, will later travel to Washington D.C. for a yearlong display at the U.S. Capitol.

We celebrate the talents of North Alabama’s young artists at the Huntsville Museum of Art with an opening reception on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The reception is sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art Board of Directors and as part of the Museum’s Community Free Day program, admission fees will be waived to all visitors that day. At this opening reception there are award presentations for VAA Blue Ribbon Finalists and the Congressional Art Competition in the Great Hall. We also hold Artists’ Demonstrations to expose visitors to a variety of different art techniques as artists work in their selected mediums in the galleries.

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