Paul R. Jones Museum

It’s Like That: Paul Jones Museum Posts Virtual Tour of Current Show

While UA operates in a limited capacity in order to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Paul R. Jones Museum is closed to the public. However, we are excited to share this short video of our current exhibition, made by Jamey Grimes. It’s Like That: Selections from the Collection of Rebecca and Jack Drake, curated

Paul R. Jones Collection Featured on ‘Spirit of Alabama’

Emily Bibb, curator and collections manager of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, was recently featured in WVUA 23’s Spirit of Alabama with Mike Royer. Bibb takes viewers behind the scenes in the collection to talk about the artwork and the story of the collector, Paul R. Jones, a native of Bessemer. Watch

Schoolchildren Collaborate with Jones Collection Art

Each year, the PRJCAA K-12 Outreach Program partners with a local school or organization to create and learn about art from the Jones Collection in their classrooms for a semester. This culminates with an exhibit of the young student’s own artwork hanging alongside work from the Jones Collection. Pre-kindergarten through third grade students at Arcadia

Students Highlight Cultural Impact of Immigration in Exhibition

The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present “Public Charge”: Diasporic Immigrant Artists, November 1-December 13, 2019. A closing reception will be held on First Friday, December 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Public Charge” features works by Latin and Caribbean artists from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, curated by Dr.

Self-Taught Artist Featured at Paul R. Jones Museum

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

Acclaimed Atlanta Artist To Speak at UA

Artist and educator Larry Walker will offer a presentation on his six decades of artwork and experiences in the art  world as part of the Paul R. Jones Lecture Series, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in the AIME Building on UA campus.  Walker’s art has been featured in over 200 exhibitions, including a two-part retrospective – Larry Walker: The

Paul R. Jones Museum ‘Inspires’ Schoolchildren

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents Inspired, a collaboration between Woodland Forrest Elementary School and the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, open now through February 22, 2019. An opening reception is February 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a music performance at 6:30 p.m. The Paul R. Jones Museum is located at

180 Art Teachers Converge on UA for Annual Meeting

In November, more than 180 art teachers from across the state converged on the UA Department of Art and Art History for a one-day dawn to dusk conference to exchange ideas about teaching art to Alabama’s K-12 students. Members of the Alabama Art Education Association held their annual conference Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at the