16th Annual Community Gala
|Exhibitions, Educational Lectures, Special Events, Adults
|Saturday, January 28, 2023
|6:00pm - 9:00pm (3h)
|Isabel Hall, FIA Theater, Galleries
In Advance: Members $60/guest | Non-Members $80/guest
The 16th Annual Community Gala takes place in celebration of the exhibition opening for Ways of Seeing: The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at the University of Alabama and is a celebration of Black History Month. The evening includes a lecture by the curator of the The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, Emily Bibb, followed by the opening in the Hodge and Henry Galleries, live entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All galleries will be open for your enjoyment.
Ways of Seeing: The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama January 29, 2023 - April 23, 2023
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 was described by Art & Antiques magazine as “one of the top art collectors in the country.” Jones donated the 2,000-plus piece collection to the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama in 2008. The collection includes art in a variety of media from more than 600 artists, including Emma Amos, Jack Whitten, Sam Gilliam, Howardena Pindell, Romare Bearden, and Jacob Lawrence, all of whom are represented in this exhibition. These selections display the breadth and depth of the collection, showcasing artists working in a variety of materials and styles from the 1930s to the present day.