HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) will offer free admission to all guests on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Thanksgiving Weekend Community Free Day is scheduled on the opening day of Looking at the Collection: African American Art and Artists and the final day of Encounters: Vadis Turner. Visitors can also view Donato Giancola: Adventures in Imagination and take part in Museum Store Sunday.
“The museum is excited to offer this free day for the Huntsville community,” said HMA Executive Director Christopher Madkour. “We are proud of the exhibits that will be on display. We will be celebrating Black art and artists with our African American Art and Artists display from our permanent collection and showcasing a range of sci-fi and fantasy artwork from illustrator Donato Giancola. This is our way of saying thank you to the Huntsville community on Thanksgiving weekend.”
Looking at the Collection: African American Art and Artists showcases works from HMA’s permanent collection created by African American artists, complemented by selected works depicting African American subjects created by non-black artists.
The exhibition features regionally and nationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of media such as Clifton Pearson, Elizabeth Catlett, Luigi Lucioni, Althea Murphy-Price and others.
Donato Giancola: Adventures in Imagination is an exclusive exhibition of sci-fi and fantasy artwork by Donato Giancola. The exhibition features paintings and drawings of from popular franchises like Game of Thrones, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Dungeons & Dragons. Other works included were created to illustrate the covers and stories of recent fantasy novels.
More information about the Huntsville Museum of Art, current exhibitions and the Museum Store can be found at the museum's website.