Media Advisory

2/6/2017

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kaelin Jackson, Jule Collins Smith Art Museum, 334-844-1234 (kbj0012@auburn.edu)                                                                                               Todd Hall, Jule Collins Smith Art Museum, 334-844-8771, (tjh0039@auburn.edu)

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum opens to the media for a preview of a 70-year-old art exhibit on Feb. 16

Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will hold a media-only preview on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. of the modern art exhibition “Art Interrupted.” The art that will be on display is nearly 70 years old, it was sent on a world-tour in 1946 to show America’s coming of art and freedom of expression until it caused so much controversy that it had to be sent back to the United States.

Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions at the Jule Collins Smith Art Museum, will be giving a tour of the 107 oils and paintings on display, he will also be giving an informative speech on the history behind the exhibit. “Art Interrupted” is set to open to the public next Saturday, Feb. 18.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Auburn University Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 901 South College Street, Auburn, Alabama 36849

WHAT: Preview of “Art Interrupted” exhibit

VISUALS: The media preview event will consist of a tour of all 107 paintings and an informative speech on the history of the exhibition given by Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions at the Jule Collins Smith Museum.

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Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Art Museum has a growing collection of 2,000 works of art ranging from traditional to contemporary. The mission at Jule Collins Smith Art Museum is for art to change lives by enhancing the way art is interpreted. For more information about the Jule Collins Smith Art Museum, please visit http://jcsm.auburn.edu.



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