at the Paul R. Jones Gallery
2308 Sixth Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 205-345-3038
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Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 12-8 p.m.
including Art Night
Closed Saturday and Sunday
The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art is managed by the Department of Art and Art History in The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences. The gallery honors the late Paul R. Jones who, during his lifetime, amassed one of the largest collections of African-American art in the world. In 2008, Jones donated 1,700 pieces of his collection, valued at $4.8 million, to UA. Jones was known as a passionate collector who sought to collect from both well-known and lesser-known artists, a quality which makes his collection distinct.
Watch this video with an interview with the late Paul R. Jones:
The video below is about the making of an exhibition of Paul R. Jones Collection works:
The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art includes one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of twentieth-century African American art in the world, amassed over decades by Paul Raymond Jones, who has been described by Art & Antiques magazine as “one of the top art collectors in the country.” Jones donated the 1,700-plus piece collection valued at more than $4.8 million to the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama in October 2008. The collection includes more than 600 artists, including Romare Bearden, Prentice Herman (P. H.) Polk, Jacob Lawrence, and Benny Andrews. For more information, click here.
For more information about the collection, go to http://uanews.ua.edu/2008/10/48-million-paul-r-jones-art-collection-donated-to-ua/
Paul R. Jones Lecture series