Paul R. Jones Museum

What Local & State Leaders Are Saying

“The State of Alabama has a lot of rich and diverse history, and the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center [University of Alabama Gallery] and the Paul R. Jones Gallery uniquely capture not only Alabama’s history, but American history as well. The creative collections in the art center and art gallery offer more great reasons to visit the city of Tuscaloosa. We look forward to showcasing these museums to the rest of the world.”

— Governor Robert Bentley, State of Alabama

“The University of Alabama’s galleries in Tuscaloosa represent not only an important cultural resource for the city, but also the projects have contributed to downtown revitalization efforts that have produced a significant economic impact for the entire area. The galleries’ combined focus on education, cultural enhancement, economic development, and adaptive reuse of important old buildings in the downtown area, make this initiative by the University a model project for the entire state.”

— Al Head, Executive Director, Alabama State Council on the Arts

“The University of Alabama’s cultural contribution of art galleries in downtown has added greatly to the diverse attractions within the City of Tuscaloosa. We appreciate their investment.”

— Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox

“The Jones and University galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa are without question good for business.”

— President Jim Page, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama