HUNTSVILLE – If you prefer art and music over beach and barbecues, then celebrate your independence on the Fourth of July with free admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art.
“I always enjoy seeing so many friends and families touring the galleries, shopping at the Museum Store and enjoying a slice of pizza at Pane e Vino on Independence Day weekend,” said Executive Director Christopher Madkour. “We appreciate all support from the residents of Huntsville, and this is our opportunity to show our gratitude.”
Open Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m., the museum invites the public to view its current exhibitions:
- “American Identity” on display in the Chan gallery is timely for Independence Day and features more than 30 traditional, symbolic and groundbreaking portraits from the Huntsville Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
- “Encounters: Courtney Egan” on display in the Grisham gallery highlights the work of New Orleans artist Courtney Egan.
- “Beyond the Lens: The Art of the Mysterious” is in the Guild gallery and represents the Huntsville Photographic Society’s annual showcase. Juried around the theme of mystery, the exhibition features some 45 images by 24 photographers.
- “The Artist Abroad” is on display in the Adtran, Jurenko and Thurber galleries, an exhibition of a variety of artworks from the Museum’s collection by American artists who traveled throughout Europe, North Africa, and beyond during the 19th century.
In addition to viewing the art exhibitions, guests can enjoy live music from Constellation Brass in the Shields gallery at 2 p.m. and can do some summer shopping in The Museum Store.
Museum docents will be available throughout the galleries to answer questions and provide insight into these exquisite works of art on display.