‰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 May 13 — Portfolio 2012.
‰Through April 29 — Exhibit of the office of Tanja Softic. Public lecture at 7 p.m. March 29, followed by reception.
‰Through May 13 — “Table Top Bronze Sculptures by Women Artists.”
‰May 15 through May 20 — Classes and Workshops Exhibition.
‰Through May 20 — “Sources and Influences: Contemporary Clay Artists, Mentors and Students.” Opening reception at 2 p.m. April 22.
‰Through Nov. 18 — “Harvey Littleton: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Glass Studio Movement.”
‰May 12 through Aug. 5 — “Modern Mexico: Works from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University.”
‰May 22 through June 26 — Doodle 4 GoogleTM WV Finalists Exhibition. Opening reception at 7 p.m. May 22.
‰May 26 through July 22 — “Fine Arf,” an exhibition of images of dogs from the permanent collection.
‰May 26 through April 7, 2013 — “American Impressionism.”
‰June 2 through Oct. 7 — Visiting Inspiration: Twenty Years of Gropius Artists. Opening reception at 6 p.m. June 16.
‰June 2 through Oct. 7 — The Collection of Alex E. Booth Jr. Opening reception at 6 p.m. June 16.
For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.
The Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰What’s new at the JDF? More e-books. Jesse Stuart’s “Beyond Dark Hills” Is now available on Kindle and Nook e-readers and some Allan W. Eckert titles are now available on Apple iTunes.
‰The JSF Regional Readers book group will meet Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. to discuss “Johnny Logan: the True Story of a Shawnee Who Became a U.S. Spy” by Alla W. Eckert. The book group is open to all and new members are welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available 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 foundation 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, Derbies, assorted chocolates, 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 foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in downtown 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.