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

“My Spot in the Sunlight” Advocates for Inclusive Civic Participation

On display between September 7 and October 26, the exhibition “My Spot in the Sunlight” is part of the effort for the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. We produce exhibitions, installations, public programs, and billboard campaigns to advocate for inclusive

Show Inspired by ‘Black Panther’ Opening at Jones Museum

The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Museum will feature a new exhibition, “BAM! Black Panther and the Black Arts Movement in the Paul R. Jones Collection,” beginning Friday, July 6. The exhibition, curated by Emily Bibb and Dr. Wendy Castenell, UA assistant professor of art and art history, was inspired by the recent blockbuster

Paul R. Jones Museum to Show Graduate Student Exhibit “Mecca”

The Paul R. Jones Museum will feature the curatorial work of seven University of Alabama graduate students from March 2 to April 27. This exhibit is a multi-layered look at the idea of mecca as revealed initially in Harlem and Atlanta, two spaces to which people of African descent have migrated since the early 20th

Elementary Students to Showcase Art at UA’s Paul R. Jones Museum

Fifteen students from Arcadia Elementary School will display their artwork alongside pieces from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Museum from Jan. 10 to Feb. 23. The public is invited to attend the exhibit, “All That Art! All That Jazz!” free of charge.

‘Migration’ exhibit shows effects of movement

From The Tuscaloosa News: The Paul R. Jones Gallery’s exhibit “Migration,” on display through April 19, showcases art that illustrates the effects of mass movements of people to different locations. The exhibit features works from the permanent Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. The collection is made up of 1700 pieces valued at $5

University of Alabama celebrates Black History Month with art, lectures, music

From Al.com: TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The University of Alabama has nearly 30 events planned in the coming weeks to commemorate Black History Month on its Tuscaloosa campus. The calendar is coordinated by UA’s Crossroads Community Center, an intercultural initiative through the Division of Community Affairs. Events run through the beginning of March and range from