Huntsville, Ala. (WAFF) – The Huntsville Museum of Art is celebrating Black History Month through its current exhibit, “A Look at the Collection: African American Art and Artists.”
The show features a number of works by regional and national black artists, and works featuring African American themes by black artists.
HMA Communications Director Daniel Owen said he was delighted to kick off the month with this immersive exhibition.
“We have a lot of really good pieces here. Some of our central artifacts that we consider to be part of the museum’s permanent collection are in the works,” Owen said. “Some of the local artists, some only in the region from the south and nationally. So it’s a lot of different things and we’re really excited about it.”
The various sculptures and paintings that were exhibited are now on display in Chan’s gallery. Owen said HMA’s main goal with the exhibit is to reach out to all art lovers.
“We also want to be a museum for everyone,” Owen said. “For everyone to come in here and see something that interests them or something that reflects them. You have to do it through art shows, you can’t just say it. Don’t talk about it, be about it.”
Owens said the exhibit demonstrates the museum’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. He hopes that the public will be impressed by this work and its message.
“The mission of the museum is to bring people and art together. For me, it’s something that people can come in and learn something new or have a new experience or experience with artwork,” Owen said. “That’s what I want from this show. We really hope the community enjoys it, celebrates it, and celebrates Black History Month.
The exhibition of African American art and artists will be open for viewing until May 28.
That’s not the only thing the Huntsville Museum of Art is doing to celebrate Black History Month.
On Sunday, February 5, the Aeolians of Oakwood University will perform in the main hall of the museum. This event is free and open to the public.
On Sunday, Feb. 19, the HMA is offering a free day during its regular hours where people can view “A Look at the Collection: African American Art and Artists” and more.
For more information on HMA’s current exhibitions, hours and ticket prices Click here.
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