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Aug 21, 2018 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Museum Closing

The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art, featuring the Westervelt Collection, will be permanently closing effective Friday, August 31. Thank you for your support and patronage of the Museum. While The Westervelt Company will maintain a core selection of art, most notably early American and nature themed pieces, the remaining collection will

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Apr 19, 2018 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

“Antique Maps of the New World”

Come see our temporary exhibition “Antique Maps of the New World”  opening April 19th through June 17th.  On display are 9 antique maps of various areas of the “new world” dating from 1573 through 1730, courtesy of special collections at the University of Alabama.

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Jan 17, 2018 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

January Art with Friends – Opening of temporary exhibit of Joseph Tomelleri Fish Illustrations

The museum has postponed its monthly “Art with Friends” evening, due to weather conditions, we will be opening our temporary exhibit of Joseph Tomelleri  Fish illustrations until January 25th from 5:30 to 7:30.  We hope to see you then.

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Oct 09, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Childe Hassam

Frederick Childe Hassam was a prominent landscape and cityscape painter and one of the most successful of American Impressionists.  Born into a prominent Massachusetts family on Oct. 17, 1859,  he went to Paris in 1886 for three years and fell under the spell of French impressionists,  Monet and Pissarro, and

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Oct 09, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

The Siege of Yorktown – September 28, until October 19, 1781

Born April 1, 1790, Louis-Auguste Charles Couder was a French painter of historical scenes.  A follower of the romantic school, Couder studied closely all available “life” portraits of the principals for his work. A patriot of France, Couder commemorates the French contribution to the American Revolution in his painting The

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Sep 05, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Alabama Artist? – William Frye

William Frye, although identified as an Alabama artist, was actually born George Wilhelm Frye on September 13th 1822 in Breslau, Prussia which is modern day Warsau, Poland.  He came to America with the intention of painting the portraits of Indians, but his settling in Huntsville in 1848 redirected his artistic interests. 

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Sep 05, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – September

Artist Eanger Irving Couse was born in the lumber town of Saginaw, Michigan on September 3, 1866.  As a child he loved to draw and made many sketches of the nearby Chippewa Indians.  Being of meager means he earned money by painting houses and barns and saved his money until

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Aug 03, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – August

George Benjamin Luks was born August 13, 1867 in Williamsport, PA.  The son of immigrants, his father was a physician/apothecary who served the poor of the northern Pennsylvania coal mining town where they lived.  His first art instruction came from his mother, who painted as a hobby.  In 1884 he

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Aug 03, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Kentuck Red Dog Potters exhibition

We would like to thank all the visitors who attended this exhibition and the evening events associated with it – it is our hope to provide more collaborations with the artists in our community in the future.   We are pleased to host the Kentuck Red Dog Potters as an

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Jul 21, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist for July – Edward Hopper

  Edward Hopper was born July 22 in Upper Nyack, New York. As a high school student he considered a career as a naval architect, however upon completing his high school education he became intent on a career in art. At the urging of his family Hopper would study illustration

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