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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