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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Address: 901 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830-5812
Phone Number: (334) 844-1484
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Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Auburn
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Columbus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
38 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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138 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
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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USA, southeast
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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