‰The Daywood Collection. This collection contains important American artists from the mid-19th century up to 1940.
‰The Folk Art Collection. This collection includes more than 200 examples of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles and “eccentric” furniture by nationally known and self-taught artists.
‰The Touma Near Eastern Collection catalog. The catalog highlights selected art and artifacts from HMA’s Touma collection, which features 400 objects.
‰The Herman P. Dean Firearms Collection. This collection is the result of a lifetime of collecting. Dean was known internationally for his collection and expertise on the subject of firearms.
‰Through Oct. 7 — Visiting Inspiration: Twenty Years of Gropius Artists.
‰Through Oct. 7 — The Collection of Alex E. Booth Jr.
‰Through Oct. 28 — Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Enrique Chagoya.
‰Through Nov. 18 — “Harvey Littleton: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Glass Studio Movement.”
‰Through April 7, 2013 — American Impressionism. American Impressionists within the permanent collection include: Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, John Singer Sargent, Frank Benson, W. Elmer Schofield, and Arthur Meltzer to name a few.
‰Sept. 25, 7 p.m. — Tuesday Tour. Free. Refreshments served.
‰Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. — KidsArt Club. Free.
For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.
Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Jesse Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰The annual Jesse Stuart Weekend will be Sept. 28 through 29 at the Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. Friday’s activities include a short hike through the Jesse Stuart Nature Preserve led by Bud Vanzant and Stacy Nelson; a talk on Stuart’s collection of poems, “Songs of a Mountain Plowman,” by John Howard Spurlock and James Gifford; and a welcoming reception. Saturday’s activities include a bus tour of W-Hollow; a musical drama based on “Songs of a Mountain Plowman,” adapted by Anne Stephens, at the John P. Stephens Cultural Center in Raceland; and evaluations of Stuart’s first editions and other hard-to-find Stuart books. For more information, call the foundation at (606) 326-1667 or visit the website at jsfbooks.com; to make room reservations, call the park at (606) 473-7324.
‰The JSF Regional Readers book group meets the last Tuesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. September’s selection is “Velva Jean Learns to Drive” by Jennifer Niven. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at the JSF website at jsfbooks.com.
‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.
‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.
‰The Book Store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books; fine art prints; pottery; gift items; and Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars, assorted chocolates, and bourbon balls and mint julep bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.
‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.
The Jesse Stuart Foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com, or friend us on Facebook.