Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts announces Lois Mailou Jones. A Life in Vibrant Color

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts presents Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color an exhibition on view March 17 to June 10, 2012.

Lois Mailou Jones, Mere du Senegal, acrylic, 1985

This exhibition illuminates the life and work of Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1994), an African-American artist, illustrator, and educator who produced a substantial oeuvre of colorful paintings while teaching art at Howard University for 47 years.

This exhibition of 70 works surveys the vast sweep of Jones’s seventy-five years as a painter stretching from late Post-Impressionism to a contemporary mixture of African, Caribbean, American, and African-American iconography, design and thematic elements. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections. Her work remains a substantial contribution to American art.

Lois Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust, and toured by International Art and Artists, Washington, DC.

The exhibition is sponsored in Montgomery by BB&T Bank; Linda and Larry Puckett; Laura and Barrie Harmon; Dr. Marla Wohlman and Mr. John Crews.

The mission of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art of the highest quality for the enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment of its public.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 230819
One Museum Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 334.240.4333

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