Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Following a brief closure for exhibit changeout, Auburn’s crown jewel of fine art will be reopening its doors June 29th to showcase two brand new exhibitions. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, in its first month of a return to normal occupancy and traffic patterns, is introducing its collaborative exhibitions in “Outside In” and “Crafting America.”

In partnership with Auburn’s Museum of Natural History, the “Outside In” exhibition features pairs of Audubon etchings and their depicted scientific specimens. These Plants of Alabama were selected from Auburn’s Museum of Natural History. Each etching of the “Plants of Alabama” comes from the university’s Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection. The “Outside In” exhibit will remain on display until January 2nd of 2022.

“Crafting America” is an exhibit put together by the Crystal Bridges Museum featuring 90 works of ceramic, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and other uncommon materials. The exhibition demonstrates “a diverse and inclusive story of American craft from the 1940s to today.” This new, American made exhibit will remain in the JCS Museum of Fine Art until September 12th of 2021

Currently, the museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an extension of hours to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information on exhibitions and open hours, visit the official Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art website here.