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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