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Art Lessons

From UA Dialog: By Terri Robertson The late Paul R. Jones was an art collector who over his lifetime amassed one of the largest collections of African-American art in the world. His selections were eclectic, but they all reflected his passion: “The collection speaks of a politics of integration and equality, revival, trying to fundamentally

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

Scottsboro Boys photos on display downtown

From The Tuscaloosa News: An exhibit of historic photographs documenting the 1933 retrial of one of the Scottsboro Boys defendants will be on display at the University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa until Feb. 21. The exhibit “Scottsboro Boys: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs” opened Friday and features images from

UA’s Sonic Frontiers Concert series kicks off tonight with Tuscaloosa Monorail taping

From Al.com: TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The University of Alabama’s New College recently announced its 2013-14 Sonic Frontiers Concert Series, and it kicks off tonight with Them Natives in a live taping of the show “Tuscaloosa Monorail” at Green Bar. This fall’s events feature musicians who “explore the outer boundaries of folk and rock, incorporate cutting-edge

Experience “Migration/s” at Jones Gallery

From UA Dialog: “Migration/s,” a collaborative exhibit that explores the theme of migration through works of art in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, is open at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa until April 19. The exhibit is part of a semester-long exploration

Art Exhibit “Migration/s” Opens at UA’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art

Press Release: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — “Migration/s,” a collaborative exhibit that explores the theme of migration through works of art in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, will open at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa March 5. The exhibit, part of a semester-long exploration

‘Bloodlines’ art exhibit shows family ties

From The Tuscaloosa News: “Bloodlines,” an art exhibit on display until Feb. 22 at the Paul R. Jones Gallery, portrays relationships formed between members of families. Gallery director Katie Mcallister said the idea for the exhibit came after the title “Bloodlines” was conceived. While trying to find pieces for another exhibit, workers in the gallery

‘Bloodlines’ opening reception Thursday at Paul R. Jones Gallery

From Al.com:   TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The University of Alabama is holding an opening reception for a new exhibit at the Paul R. Jones Gallery that will feature work from the permanent Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. Jones donated 1,700 pieces of art in 2008, mostly by African-American artists, to UA. With this

UA to celebrate African-American History Month with programs, tours

From Al.com: TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The University of Alabama will celebrate African-American History Month with aseries of programs, exhibits and toursthroughout February. UA’s Crossroads Community Center is inviting students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in activities, most of which are free and open to the public.   Read more

Cutting-edge bassist, composer to perform tonight

From The Tuscaloosa News: TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama hosts cutting-edge bassist, improviser and composer George Cremaschi at the Paul R. Jones Gallery tonight as part of its 2013 Sonic Frontiers concert series. The Czech-based musician has performed with some of the leading lights of the contemporary music scene, including Nicolas Collins, Evan Parker,