The Carnegie Visual Arts Center offers the community the opportunity to experience the visual arts in a personal, relaxed and meaningful way. The Carnegie presents eight to ten (8-10) exhibitions annually showcasing the works of local, regional and national artists.
In 2007, the Carnegie was given a collection of Alabama Folk Art which is the basis of a permanent collection to be exhibited at various times throughout the year. While the Carnegie is considered a “non-collecting” institution, this contribution now allows the Carnegie to reach a very special audience that embraces the significant contributions of self-taught artists from the great state Alabama. The collection currently contains works by famed artists Mose Tolliver and Jimmy Lee Suddath. For information on making contributions to the Carnegie’s Alabama Folk Art Collection, contact the Carnegie at 256-341-0562.