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Paul R. Jones Museum

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2308 Sixth Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
205-345-3038 https://paulrjones.museums.ua.edu/
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Middle school children study artworks on display at the Paul R. Jones Museum in Tuscaloosa.

Visiting the Museum

Admission to the museum is free.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. On the first Friday of every month, the museum’s hours are noon to 8 p.m. Go to the main website for more information about current exhibitions.

Visiting the Museum During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Paul R. Jones Museum is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. Visitors must wear face coverings inside the gallery and maintain a minimum distance of six feet from others. Call (205) 345-3038 for more information.

Current and Past Exhibitions at the Paul R. Jones Museum

About the Museum

The Paul Jones Museum, located in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa, presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama as well as hosts guest exhibitions.

The museum is named for Paul R. Jones, a passionate collector of African American art. In 2008, Jones donated a portion of his collection — over 1,700 pieces — to The University of Alabama. The museum honors  Mr. Jones’ vision of art, community and continuous learning by hosting lecture series, concerts, workshops, and theatrical performances.  The Paul R. Jones Museum is also a classroom for the arts, where students from kindergarten to college experience learning in a new and exciting environment.

The museum is designed to share the works of American artists and their significance with the people of Alabama and beyond and to be used to educate students on the importance of art in life. Works from the collection are on exhibit year-round at the museum and are exhibited in galleries on The University of Alabama campus and at other educational institutions and venues. The collection is incorporated into curricula at The University of Alabama, providing students with opportunities to learn and experience the significance of art first-hand.

The Collection

The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama includes one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th-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 $10.3 million to the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama in October 2008. An additional 300 works were added in 2013, bringing the total to over 2,000 works. The collection includes art in a variety of media from more than 600 artists.

Museum Staff

Daniel White, Director

Emily Bibb, Curator

Main website: https://paulrjones.museums.ua.edu/

News & Exhibitions

View press releases and news articles about the museum.

Browse an archive of past exhibitions held at the museum.

Read news releases about the Paul Jones Lecture Series.

Upcoming Events

September 2020

22 Sep

EXHIBIT: When They See Us, What Do They See?

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

23 Sep

EXHIBIT: When They See Us, What Do They See?

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

24 Sep

EXHIBIT: When They See Us, What Do They See?

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

25 Sep

EXHIBIT: When They See Us, What Do They See?

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

October 2020

02 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

05 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

06 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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07 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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08 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

09 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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12 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

13 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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14 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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15 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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16 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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19 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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20 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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21 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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22 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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23 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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26 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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27 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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28 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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29 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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30 Oct

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

November 2020

02 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

03 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

04 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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05 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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06 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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09 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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10 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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11 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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12 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

13 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

16 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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17 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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18 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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19 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

20 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

23 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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24 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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25 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

26 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

27 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

30 Nov

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

December 2020

01 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Paul R. Jones Museum | Event Details

02 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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03 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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04 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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07 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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08 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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09 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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10 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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11 Dec

EXHIBITION: Charlie Lucas

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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