A naming gift to Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art provides a highly visible and lasting tribute to an individual or individuals whose extraordinary contributions deserve recognition and commemoration. A variety of areas inside the museum and The Museum Gardens remain available for dedication. Each dedication will be recognized in the appropriate locale, and the name of the benefactor incised in the marble of The Founder's Wall located in the museum's beautiful main lobby.
Museum Curator of Collections / Exhibitions
With travertine niches, an intricately patterned marble floor and a ceiling height of over 16 feet, the Grand Gallery is a space of distinction. The Grand Gallery provides a refined setting for the museum's collection of sculpture and decorative arts and also provides access to the museum's other galleries. Its floor area is expansive and the gallery is often used for a number of social events, including stand-up receptions for 400 people and sit-down banquets for more than 150.
Museum Loop (front road)
Constructed of the highest quality material, the Rotunda sets the standard to which all public architecture in Auburn aspires. The museum's Main Lobby, Grand Gallery, Museum Shop, Terrace and Restaurant are all accessible from the Rotunda, which is composed of a vaulted ceiling, clerestory windows and a semicircular glass wall through which the Terrace's fountain can be viewed. An important work of sculpture is likely to be installed permanently in the Rotunda area.
Permanent Sculpture Garden
A naming gift to Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art provides a highly visible and lasting tribute to an individual or individuals whose extraordinary contributions deserve recognition and commemoration For further information about partnering with Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, please contact Melaine Bennett at 334-844-7945 or firstname.lastname@example.org