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The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
The exhibition is comprised of brilliant portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, scenes of everyday life, still lifes and interpretations of classical antiquity.
This exhibit runs through April 26, 2015.
The Alabama Tourism Department has designated this the "Year of Alabama BBQ"! Indulge in a Southern culinary delight by sampling BBQ from restaurants across the state from January 1- December 31, 2015.
For more information, visit: http://www.ilovealabamafood.com/bbq/
Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid-sized Alabama River. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area.
The Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon. This includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City.
This exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to the Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.
"From Cotton to the Cosmos" will run April 1 through September 7.
Having achieved worldwide fame with his "Birds of North America," John James Audubon joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region's quadrupeds. They are considered the finest prints of their kind published in America.
The 5,000 square foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling.
This exhibit is on display March 28 - September 13, 2015.
View the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist whose paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens.
The garden's beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs and perennnials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays. Welcoming French Flower Market-inspired displays include wooden flats of spring flowers, a bicycle and baskets of blooms.
An annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized by HMA’s education department in observance of Youth Art Month. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition.
Attend Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre's annual production of a fairytale ballet! Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy is an original ballet choreographed by David Herriott. Swan Lake Act II is staged by Keren Gibb Hilliard.
Enjoy the festive atmosphere with authentic German cuisine crafted by the Center's renowned chef, David Oreskovich, imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. This event takes place rain or shine and is family-friendly and dog-friendly.
Children ages 3-4 can celebrate spring with an egg hunt in the Youth Services Department.
Bring a flashlight and a basket/bag for collecting eggs. Only children ages 5-12 will be allowed on the field during the hunt.
Hop into Easter egg science with this chemistry lesson that explains how dyeing eggs works.
This is a day of rollicking springtime fun at the come-and-go event for kids and families. Bring your Easter basket and collect treats from Burritt's frontier friends historic costumed characters. Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy live music and experience the new Time Travel Adventure.
This guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and "mom and pop" establishments that make this a truly special place to visit. Stops include Huntsville's premier gastro-pub, a delectable European inspired eatery, and the coffeehouse that introduced the city to the delights of gourmet roasting over 30 years ago.
Children ages 0-5 are invited to bring a container and hunt for eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the Dublin building.
Enjoy an hour or so walking by some of Alabama's most beautiful antebellum mansions. Van Brown will share stories about the homes' owners as well as recognizing each site's distinctive style.
Our Symphonic Chorus will be accompanied by a professional orchestra in this beautiful Easter Saturday presentation.
Make your reservation soon. The tickets go quickly. Call 256-683-7953.
Observation of the night sky through the telescope at our Star parties will follow specified programs.
Join us as we hop into some sweet science activities celebrating spring! Visitors will learn how to perform magic tricks with eggs and stage a battle with Peeps in the microwave. We will also have live chicks and chickens for everyone to meet!
This event commemorates the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. The 50th Anniversary celebration will include a meet-and-greet beginning at 9 a.m. and a special ceremony at 11 p.m. Bring a lawn chair.
Don’t miss out on any of the great featured events and annual events that Huntsville has to offer!
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