Past Exhibits

Perspectives

The exhibit, titled “Perspectives: Individual Explorations of Identity through Image,” runs from May 5 to June 30 and showcases approximately 30 works by African American printmakers, photographers and painters. A reception will be held Friday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the

Freedom?

Freedom? At the Paul R. Jones Gallery of American Art January 23- April 28, 2017 Reception to be held at the gallery, February 3rd, 5-7:30pm. Freedom? is a collaborative curatorial project led by members of UA’s Black Faculty and Staff Association. The group envisioned “Freedom” as a broad theme designed to examine the Paul R. Jones


K-12 Fellowship: October/ November, 2016

Returning for its third year, the Paul R. Jones’ Collection of American Art K-12 Fellowship program, a recipient of a 2015 Center for Community-Based Partnerships Award for Outstanding Community Partner Engagement Effort, will be collaborating with two local schools to bring art and arts education into the classroom, and local students and their artwork to

Hobson City Photo Voice Exhibit 8/23/16 – 9/23/16

“#blackgirls4change: the Hobson City 9, Cultivating Community and Creating Change,” curated by Professor Michelle Bachelor Robinson in collaboration with the Hobson City 9, will be open August 24-September 30 and is free and open to the public. This show is the culminating experience of a community partnership between the historic Black town of Hobson City,


Ain’t I A Woman: Works of and by Women

Ain’t I A Woman is an exhibition featuring works of and by women in the Paul R. Jones Gallery of American Art. The title is pulled from the speech, “Ain’t I A Woman” given by Sojourner Truth at a 1851 Women’s Rights Convention where she made the effort to call attention to women’s suffrage. The


Photography Speaks- Community, Place, and Identity

January 12- February 20, 2015 The exhibit was curated by UA Master of Fine Arts student Christopher Davenport and features works by artists Sheila Pree Bright, William J. Anderson and others. All of the works on display are part of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at UA. Bright has become known as


Defining Myself for Myself

This exhibition of work produced by the students of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school and Westlawn Middle school was created under the auspices of the Paul R. Jones K-12 Fellowship Program.

Parallel Visions: William J. Anderson and P. H. Polk Photographs from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art

July 7 – August 15, 2014 In The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama (PRJCAA), there are significant bodies of work by two Alabamian photographers, William J. Anderson and Prentice H. Polk. These two men worked in parallel veins, their lives never seeming to intersect except through their work.

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