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“Not the biggest but still worth a visit”

Huntsville Museum of Art
Ranked #17 of 79 things to do in Huntsville
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From Norman Rockwell to Hudson River School Landscapes and everything in between, the Huntsville Museum of Art is a must-see on your next visit to Huntsville! The Huntsville Museum of Art sits in Big Spring Park, the epicenter of the dynamic and evolving city center that is Downtown Huntsville, Alabama and works as a magnet for cultural activities. Stop by today and see the Museum's permanent collection of art, along with a wide variety of well-known traveling exhibitions. The Museum also has a large interactive children's gallery! Visit the hsvmuseum.org for all of the current and upcoming exhibitions. Founded in 1970 by city ordinance of the Museum Board of the City of Huntsville, the Museum serves Huntsville and Madison County's combined population of 420,000 residents. The mission statement of the Museum is to bring people and art together through acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the highest quality works of art.
Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Huntsville Museum of Art is quite a nice diversion if you happen to be in the Huntsville area. When I visited the main exhibit was "The Red Clay Survey", a varied collection of Southern artists. I was very pleased with the selections and enjoyed viewing the exhibit. As a silversmith myself I was entranced with the small permanent collection of silver sculptures. The artistry of these creations was amazing. Additionally, I thoroughly enjoyed the unique exhibit of mixed media works by Sloane Bibb. Parking is easily accessible, the location of the Museum in Big Springs Park is an added bonus, and after you are done definitely allow time to stop for a glass of wine and a pizza at Pane Vino, the museum's cafe.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

This isn't the largest art museum, but is still very nice. Security isn't as intrusive as at many of the museums I've been to. They are very proud of their permanent collections and obviously love what they do. The building itself is very nice and situated in a small park with a couple of ponds, lots of fish to feed, TONS of birds. The children's room is a lot of fun, my two love it. My only complaint is that the gift shop is rarely open, due to lack of volunteers. Admission is reasonable, artwork is intriguing, staff is friendly.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

The people of Huntsville as well the curator has done an exceptional job at putting together an awesome museum. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much when we make our departure for the museum. This area, although nice for business, isn't well known for the arts. The museum is a tad on the small side but don't let that fool you. It is nicely appropriated with quality works from very well recognized artists as well as some local artists and they have a rotating display of artworks to keep it fresh. The museum is well laid out, there are plenty of very comfortable lounge seats to sit down if you would like and contemplate the pieces. I cannot say enough about the beauty of this museum. It is definitely something that the city of Huntsville should be promoting more! I walked away astounded. By the way, this trip was with my two daughters, ages 9 & 7. The enjoyed it but I would probably leave the children at home next time. I was a little rushed by them so keep that in mind if you are taking children. There isn't much there to do with preteens or earlier. The one caveat, there are park benches out behind the museum that is on a man made lake. The ducks walk right up to you, so let them bring a loaf of bread and they will have a wonderful time feeding the ducks and goldfish in the lake.

2  Thank BamaDave
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Cannot say enough positive things about this beautiful museum. The various artists' works are unlike any we've seen. The had an exhibition of contemporary southern art called "The Red Clay Survey" which was extraordinary. Had lunch at the restaurant there called Pan E Vino. Ordered a 12" Van Gogh Pizza and was one of the best pizzas we've ever eaten! Had cannolli's for dessert and they were delicious! A wonderful lunch. Afterwards, we sat by the nearby lake and watch the ducks. Please don't miss going to this museum!

1  Thank EdmarSarasota
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

A lovely little art museum. The exhibits change just frequently enough. Great display space. Love it.

Thank Barbara G
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