North Alabama’s leading visual arts center fills its seven 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 2,300 piece permanent collection. 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.
Taking a tour with a trained docent enhances the museum experience. A docent encourages groups 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 group to observe, compare, and interpret, the docent provides groups the tools to evaluate art on their own. Groups of ten or more may schedule a docent led tour with two weeks notice.