Huntsville Museum of Art Prepares for New Exhibition, Downtown Development

Museums rely on the imagination of others, artists and observers, to survive.

Director of Curatorial Affairs Peter Baldaia shows off the latest exhibition, which covers the walls with shades and lines.  The work belongs to Rocio Rodriguez, an Atlanta artist who’s worked in the South for thirty years.

He tells us she does abstract work now, though she started more in realism.

The exhibition stirs the lifeblood of the museum.

Baldaia explains, “There’s just a lot more room for imagination and discovery in an abstract painting than in a realistic painting.”

The artist will give a walking tour of the exhibition Sunday at 2pm.

But the art inside only makes up a part of the museum’s broader contribution to the downtown development goal.

From the museum’s front steps just past the sculpture, you can see the edge of city hall, where they scheme up ways to bring traffic downtown.

Just on the other side, we’ve seen what success

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