Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color
March 17 through June 10, 2012
This exhibition illuminated 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 55 works surveyed 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 was sponsored in Montgomery by BB&T Bank, Linda and Larry Puckett, Laura and Barrie Harmon, and Dr. Marla Wohlman and Mr. John Crews.
Photography of installation at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts