Art lovers know that art never goes out of style. Art provokes, art comforts and art brings joy. As Thomas Merton said “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
The Huntsville Museum of Art is a wonderful place to visit whether you are a student of arts or just interested in seeing some of the Nation’s finest “on loan” art displays and exhibits. The museum has gone through a large expansion in the past few years and many new items have been added to the collection.
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Today we’re presenting current exhibit by naturalist/modernist Will Henry Stevens in the Huth, Boeing, Salmon and Haws Galleries.
“This exhibition presents the work of American artist Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949), a lifelong naturalist and important modernist painter known for his two distinct artistic styles: Representational Naturalism and Southern Modernism. Stevens clearly separated his two bodies of work, exhibiting his rural Southern landscapes and his non-objective abstractions at different galleries. Though seemingly disconnected, his individual styles are part of a larger whole. Each style was born from the soul of an artist strongly influenced by his reverence for the Southern landscape.”
“Although born and raised in Indiana, Stevens spent much of his adult life teaching in Louisiana and summering in western North Carolina. Those environs — particularly the rivers and bayous of New Orleans and the Southern Appalachian Mountains — inspired him to capture the changing landscapes in his colorful and lyrical works. Stevens absorbed diverse influences throughout his career, including the writings of transcendentalist philosophers Whitman, Thoreau, and Emerson, Chinese Sung Dynasty paintings, and the art and writings of Wassily Kandinsky. Over his lifetime Stevens constantly experimented with styles and media, but his work never lost its inextricable link to nature. Organized by HMA.”
View the catalog for the show here.
You can visit the exhibit until April 25, 2021. See you there!
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.($5 after 5 p.m. on Thursdays)
- Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Adults $12
- Children (Ages 6-11) $5
- Students $5
- Seniors (Ages 60+) $10
- Military & Educators $10
- Museum Members &
Children under 6 are FREE!