Interfaith Discussion and Panel

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will host a series of events including intergenerational\, interdisciplinary and interfaith discussions\, and a panel which will include Dr. Wayne Flynt\, professor emeritus of the Auburn University Department of History and the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss\, III\, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ...

sista docta: An Exploration of Race, Gender, and the Vagaries of Academic Life

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones is an artist/scholar whose work focuses on performance ethnography\, theatrical jazz\, Yoruba-based aesthetics\, Black Feminisms and activist theatre. Her performances include sista docta—a critique of the academy\, and Searching for Osun—a performance ethnography around Yoruba-based spirituality and identity. She has conducted theatre for social change...

Quest

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

<div data-canvas-width=\'522.9206494844781\'>Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade\, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher Quest Rainey\, along with his wife Christine’a\, aka Ma Quest\, open the door to their home music studio\, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years\, the family...

Winter Community Day: A Celebration of Diversity

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Join the Jule Collins Smith Museum for their first biannual Community Day! This winter the theme is celebrating diversity in the Auburn community. Student groups from Auburn University and local community organizations will have displays about their culture or organization and facilitate activities for you to enjoy with friends and...

Jackson

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

<div data-canvas-width=\'522.9206494844781\'>Jackson is an intimate\, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi\, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare...

Southwest of Salem

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

<div data-canvas-width=\'522.9206494844781\'>Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four excavates the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez\, Cassandra Rivera\, Kristie Mayhugh\, and Anna Vasquez—four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio\, Texas. The film begins its journey inside a Texas prison\, after these women have spent nearly a...

Out of the Box Opening Reception

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Come celebrate the grand opening of Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition! Feel the heat and excitement of live iron pour demonstrations with Sloss Metal Arts of Birmingham\, Alabama. Experience live music and savory tastings paired with walking tours of 12 contemporary sculptures installed around the illuminated...

Artist Talk with Jean Shin

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Jean Shin is an internationally recognized artist who works with multiples of objects to transform the everyday into decadent interpretations of identity and community. She uses materials that range from prescription pill bottles to sweaters\, and often obtains them as secondhand objects from people in participating communities. These objects transform...

The Circle Film Screening

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

The Common Book Program is pleased to partner with the Jule Collins Smith Museum to offer a screening of the 2017 movie adaption of <em>The Circle</em> by Dave Eggers. The movie will be introduced by Dr. Andrea Kelley who is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the School of Communication and Journalism.

Immanuel: A Symposium

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

“Immanuel: A Symposium” will take place at JCSM on the afternoon before the opening of Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emanuel. It will provide the opportunity to discuss the African American church\, and its historical and contemporary role as both sanctuary and location for civic and political activism. Taking the...

When God Sleeps

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

This rap-punk-rock documentary tells the story of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death\, incensed by a rap song that focuses on the oppression of women and human rights abuses. Shahin’s frantic escape leads to an impossible romance when he falls in love...

Phillip Henry Gosse: From the Butterflies of Alabama to the Birds of Jamaica

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

<span class=\'au_today_p\'>Join Birmingham Audubon and Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art for an evening celebration of early Alabama naturalist Phillip Henry Gosse\, with special guests Gary Mullen and Taylor Littleton\, authors of \'Phillip Henry Gosse: Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis.\' This free\, public event...