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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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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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Nice museum in an unexpected place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
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Queensland, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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182 reviews 182 reviews
43 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Auburn, Al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

While the musical performances do not continue during the summer, the offerings during the rest of the year are excellent. On Thursdays at noon there are wonderful free concerts, with pianists, guitarists, singers, ethnic musicians, and other artists. Yesterday, I heard a world-class pianist, Tzu-yi Chen, play Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition. Thursday evenings there is a jazz trio playing... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is a terrific small university museum. Located on South College Street less than a mile from downtown, you will discover a beautiful modern building with a big lake in the front and beautifully landscaped grounds. The museum features contemporary exhibitions that change several times a year. The permanent collection includes an impressive... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

First impressions of the JCSM are that it is a beautiful modern building close to the main campus of Auburn University. There are some abstract pieces located on the grounds outside the museum. Upon entering there is a nice gift shop and facilities and what I've been told is a wonderful little cafe. I didn't try the cafe though. In... More 

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