Six Convincing Reasons to Visit JCSM

One of Auburn's best-kept secrets, the Jule Collins Smith Museum (JCSM) is a wonderful place to visit.


It has beautiful art displays, and the outside landscape is perfect for formal pics. Looking for more reasons to visit? We've listed six below. 

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It's Free!

If you want to go to this wonderful art museum, you can at absolutely no cost! A $5 donation is appreciated, but it is by no means expected.

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Camera Lucida

This exhibit features work from eight contemporary artists who create primarily digital and video pieces. These artists offer new perspectives on many issues, and JCSM’s selection provides a comprehensive presentation of video and digital imagery as art media today.

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Museum After Hours

Come enjoy live music, sunset views, snacks from the café, and all of the current exhibits every Thursday night this fall from 5 to 8 p.m. Museum After Hours will showcase a wide variety of musicians in the coming weeks, from classical and jazz to some interesting surprises!

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The Bunny Bathers

'Nuff said.

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The Lost Bird Project

Serving as a memorial, this exhibit shows a variety of bronze statues representing birds that have gone extinct in North America. These larger-than-life birds are more than worth the trip.

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Art Changes Lives

JCSM’s mission at Auburn University is “to preserve, enhance, research, and interpret the collections entrusted to us. Through the presentation of compelling exhibitions and programs to our diverse audiences, we foster the transformative power of art.”


So come see what exhibits speak to you!

Be well, Auburn.


Photography: Cat S.

Michelle is a Disney and Pixar enthusiast majoring in graphic design and minoring in women’s studies and creative writing. She loves music, literature, visual art, and pretty much any other type of art you can think of. You’ll most likely find her drawing, singing, baking, painting, watching a Disney movie or drawing some more.  

Originally entering Auburn as a nutrition major, Michelle still is passionate about health and wellness. She enjoys writing articles for Be Well about healthy recipes, crafts, Disney, some maybe not-so-healthy recipes, and more. 

If you couldn’t tell, she also just really, really loves Disney.