Located in the historic Water and Electric Building (1913), now on the Historic Register. Renovation produced 18,000 square feet of gallery space.
The Museum’s primary collection includes American, fine decorative, and design arts from the early 20th century to the present.
With more than 1,100 objects in its care, the permanent collection consists primarily of works on paper, including pieces by Robert Indiana, Jim Dine, Josef Albers, Victor Vasarely, and the largest public collection of Frank Stella prints in the state. Prominence is also given to the work of acclaimed Alabama artists, including Dale Kennington, John Kelly Fitzpatrick, Beverly Erdreich, Gary Chapman, Carolyn Sherer, and Scott Stephens, among others.
Selections of the collection are displayed on a rotating basis each quarter, in addition to temporary exhibitions in various media.
Annual competition and exhibition for elementary, middle, and high schools
Works inspired by Francisco de Goya’s 19th century series 'Disasters of War'
Showcases a diversity of design in modern flatware