Tennessee Valley Museum of Art is temporarily closed to the public
We will still be accepting submissions for our ArtWorks member show from 9 am – 5 pm, now through Friday, July 10. Bring artwork to the West entrance (where the orange streamers are). Knock on the door or call us at 256-383-0533, and a masked staff member will meet you outside to accept your entries.
If we are unable to reopen to the public for the show, we will display the show digitally via our website and social media.
Stay safe, everyone! We love you with all our arts.
Hope to see you soon,
Your friends at the Tennessee Valley Art Association
The Mission of the Tennessee Valley Art Association is to provide cultural and educational performing and visual arts experiences of unequaled quality for diverse communities in Northwest Alabama with intention to further expression in and appreciation of all the arts.
Our Vision is to be an organization whose inspiring visual and performing arts programming is an essential part of everyday life for diverse populations of Northwest Alabama and to heighten public understanding and appreciation of art as an expression of the human experience.
Misfit Children : Landscapes & Creatures from the Mind of Jen Torres
Self Portraits by Central Elementary School
The Martin Petroglyph
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Summer Stock Announcement
It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Tennessee Valley Art Association must announce the cancellation of this year’s Summer Stock production of The Drowsy Chaperone. It is out of an abundance of precaution for our production staff (whose meetings begin in late April) our performers (whose intense rehearsal schedule would begin in early May), and our general audience (who would gather in mass in July) that we have decided to cancel the 2020 production of The Drowsy Chaperone due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is not a decision we took lightly. In fact, we waited until the answer became very clear as to the best course of action.
Please know, there will be opportunities this summer as we work on virtual experiences inside the Ritz. Our series of Center Stage plays will begin in August and Time Out for Theatre will resume in December.
We wish the best health and safety to all of you. We have great hope that we will all be in (physical) community again soon enjoying the arts together.
An installation memorial to lives lost to COVID-19 has been installed at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art front entrance. Two thousand saffron orange ribbons flutter in the breeze as each one represents a life lost to the current pandemic. Presently, nearly two thousand Americans die every two days of the coronavirus or from coronavirus-related complications. As Alabama approaches more than 760 losses from the virus, the museum staff encourages community members to stop by the museum to attach a yellow ribbon in remembrance of friends and family that have passed from COVID-19.
The installation is inspired by legendary contemporary artist Cristo who passed away on May 31 at the age of 92. Cristo and his late partner Jean-Claude were famous for large scale public art installations like The Gates, which ran through Central Park in New York City. Their pieces explored concepts of space, place, and presence.