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Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
Recently expanded, North Alabama’s leading visual arts center fills its 13 galleries with a variety of traveling exhibitions and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The nationally accredited museum also presents shows from its own permanent collection of more than 3,000 pieces. Named as one of the state’s “Top 10” destinations by the Alabama Tourism Department, the Huntsville Museum of Art has gained a reputation throughout the South for bringing high caliber touring exhibitions to the region. The recent expansion project added two new children’s galleries showcasing the history of art throughout the world and color palettes.


Interactive Docent-Led Tour
Huntsville Museum of Art
MA-01  |  
Taking a tour with a trained docent enhances the museum experience. A docent encourages students to ask and answer questions about the art on view. Docents provide a great deal of background about the artist, the works and the artistic movement to which the art belongs. By helping the student to observe, compare and interpret, the docent provides students the tools to evaluate art on their own. Groups of ten or more may schedule a docent-led tour with two weeks notice.
Length of Course: 1 hour
Lectures, Gallery Walks
Huntsville Museum of Art
MA-02  |  
Many programs are offered by the Huntsville Museum of Art throughout the year. These programs include gallery walks in which students join an artist for a tour of his/her works currently on view in one of the galleries. Often there are slide lectures presented in the Museum’s Great Hall by artists, museum curators, educators, art collectors and art historians to enhance the enjoyment of exhibitions currently on view.
Length of Course: 1 hour
Museum Academy Classes
Huntsville Museum of Art
MA-03  |  
The Museum offers a wide selection of classes and workshops in two spacious classrooms overlooking Big Spring International Park. Students may select from classes in oil painting, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics. There are preschool classes, after school classes, Saturday classes, art for home schooled students, as well as classes for high school students.
Length of Course: Varies depending on class
Read and Learn Even More
Huntsville Museum of Art
MA-04  |  
Art is accompanied by a label that tells the viewer the artist’s name, the title of the work and the materials used to create the piece. Sometimes an extended text may accompany the label. Its purpose is to provide historical background, define art terms and provide detailed information about the artist. This written information provides the additional opportunity for individual exploration of the galleries at no additional cost. Activity-filled gallery guides are available for specific exhibitions.
Length of Course: Varies according to schedule

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau    500 Church Street Suite One, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 551-2230 | 1-866-ESC2HSV | Fax: (256) 551-2324

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