The new exhibition in the Paul R. Jones Museum, Do You See What I See?, draws from work by artists in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. Dominated by portraits and figures, many works stare back at the viewer, encouraging a dialogue about personal identity and how we express it through ourselves and through society at large. Do You See What I See? is also a reflection on how we each see the world according to our own history and lived experiences. How are we different – and how are we similar?
Along with two recent acquisitions by Radcliffe Bailey and William Paul Thomas, artists include William J. Anderson, Doughba H. Caranda-Martin, William Crite, Allan L. Edmunds, Michael Ellison, Jessica Scott Felder, Ronald Lockett, Fahamu Pecou, Anita Philyaw, Michael B. Platt, Dale Rayburn, Clarissa Thompson Sligh, Kiki Smith, Ming Smith, Sheila Turner, James Van Der Zee and John Wilson.
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