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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

901 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830-5812
(334) 844-1484
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Auburn
Type: Art Museums
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

JCSM is housed in a beautiful building on a gorgeous site near Auburn University. Outside the museum is a walking/running trail that winds around the lake/pond that the museum overlooks where you can find many folks enjoying the view while they get some exercise. Inside are several interesting galleries with various exhibits, a small but clever gift shop, and a... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

An interesting permanent collection housed in a recently constructed, modern building. There's a nice café and small auditorium for musical groups and lectures. Most unfortunately, the building faces west and the large expanse of glass windows admits a blinding amount of sunlight in the afternoon, making the main hallway unfit for paintings and other artwork at risk of damage from... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I’ve driven by the gorgeous building and grounds of the Jule Collins Smith Museum on several occasions, but never stopped in. So, on a recent visit to Auburn I was pleased to learn the museum was open on Monday, traditionally a day when museums are closed. With just six galleries it’s an easy visit. Lithographs from the permanent collection and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The JCSMFA is one of Auburn's treasures. Now celebrating its 10th birthday, the museum continues to sponsor outstanding exhibitions and creative programming for all ages. The museum cafe, open from 11-2 Tuesday through Friday is a delightful place to enjoy an inexpensive lunch before or after touring the galleries. Don't skip a visit to the gift shop, which offers lovely... More

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Auburn, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very Nice! Definitely worth the trip! The art collection is constantly renewed and/or augmented. Makes for a nice family outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Although the menu is limited, the museum cafe is, in my opinion, one of the best places in Auburn to meet friends for lunch. For $7 a customer can have a chicken salad plate or a panini, with chips and a warm, homemade sweet muffin. Located in the lovely Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, this is a wonderful... More

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