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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

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Address: 901 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830-5812
Phone Number: (334) 844-1484
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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a local art museum with an excellent restaurant

We take all our guests here from out of town. Their permanent art collection is is not large but is very interesting. The restaurant is one of the best in town and is open for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Auburn, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We take all our guests here from out of town. Their permanent art collection is is not large but is very interesting. The restaurant is one of the best in town and is open for lunch only, with daily specials. There is no fee for entrance and plenty of free parking.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely museum. My favorite part was the meditation gardens even though they are a very small side note to the museum. The cafe was really lovely and the staff was very friendly - unfortunately we weren't hungry so can't speak to the food. The museum itself was small and intimate. We saw everything in an hour and... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whatever is on the cafe menu is a good choice, I have only experienced great food for a nice peaceful place to share a lunch with a good friend.

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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I think there are rotating collections that come through. They didnt have many when we were there. It looked like a great place to host events. A weeding was being set up when we were there. I am pretty sure it was free, so it is a good place to spend a bit of time. If you have spare time... More 

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Recently, we were having a reunion in Auburn and went to this wonderful museum. It is amazing the art work that is on display in this small town. We really enjoyed eveything and the beautiful bowl made from one of the Toomer's oaks was an added plus!! This is a "must see"!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When we visited, the museum had a temporary exhibit of European art from the Speed Museum in Louisville. That was why we went, but we were at least as taken by another temporary exhibit, of works by an Auburn alumnus, and by the selection from the museum's permanent collection of works, many with an Alabama connection. The building itself is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Jule Collins Smith has bequeathed a beautiful museum with a staff, from greeters to education director, who make everyone feel welcome. Intriguing exhibits. A great set of public events.

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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not much In this museum. Some paintings , some sculptures. Not much to look at but a quick stop . Very disappointing for such a big building

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Love the Chihuly chandelier. Beautiful grounds, close to campus on College Street. Would love to see an exhibit from Auburn graduates.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The collection is small but well presented in a beautiful building. The Chihuly sculpture sets off the "entrance" though most would enter the building from the other side. A good way to spend an hour or so.

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Additional Information about Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Address: 901 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830-5812
Phone Number: (334) 844-1484
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Auburn
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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