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Exhibitions

Charlie Lucas: Talking to the Ancestors

The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present Charlie Lucas: Talking to the Ancestors, October 2 – February 26, 2021. The iconic, self-taught artist, Charlie Lucas, is the youngest of a pantheon of outsider artists who rose to public attention in the latter part of the twentieth century. Lucas bridges a couple of generations

IT’S LIKE THAT- Selections from the Collection of Rebecca and Jack Drake

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents It’s Like That: Selections from the Collection of Rebecca and Jack Drake, March 6-April 24, 2020. The public is invited to a reception on Friday, April 3 (First Friday in downtown Tuscaloosa), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Works for this exhibition were selected by independent curator Paul Barrett who

Celebrate! Investigate! Create! A Collaboration between Arcadia Elementary School and the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art

Celebrate! Investigate! Create! A Collaboration between Arcadia Elementary School and the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art January 8- February 28 2020 Pre-Kindergarten through third grade students participating in the Paul R. Jones Art Classes this past October and November (held on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm) will have their art displayed at the

“Public Charge”: Diasporic Immigrant Artists

The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present “Public Charge”: Diasporic Immigrant Artists, November 1-December 13, 2019. “Public Charge” features works by Latin and Caribbean artists from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, curated by Dr. Wendy Castenell and her ARH 490/550 class with Jones Museum curator Emily Bibb. As Dr. Castenell’s students explain

Purvis Young: Born in Liberty City

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents Purvis Young: Born in Liberty City, September 6 through October 25, 2019, in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibition of 27 pieces by the self-taught artist has been selected entirely from the Seiler Zaden Rimes Collection, with the assistance of UA alumnus Richard Zaden. The public is invited to a First

Exposé- Black Women Through Time

Whitfield Lovell In the world of journalism, an exposé is a story that reveals new and shocking information about a person or institution. Within the world of fashion, however, exposé refers to a showcase debuting inno vative designs. Our exhibition undertakes something analogous to the latter sense of the term, wherein the surprises hold positive

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents “The Shadows”

We are proud to present a curated show by Honors Students led by Chris Davenport, of New College here at The University of Alabama. They selected the works and prepared the following curatorial statement: A large aspect of society is our perception of the idea of womanhood and the female role. Despite large steps in support of