Thai Art in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama through December 12 Open First Friday Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.
The Paul R. Jones Museum is pleased to present Thai Art in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama from October 18 through December 12, 2023. There will be a reception on November 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., during Tuscaloosa’s First Friday Art Walk.
This exhibition explores Paul R. Jones’ collecting habits and tastes outside of his usual sphere. In 1970 and 1971, Jones served as deputy director of the Peace Corps in Bangkok, Thailand. He had already begun collecting art in the 1960s, and while his focus had been and would continue to be on art by Black artists in America, he also collected art while overseas.
The Paul R. Jones Museum is an essential part of the education and develop ment of UA students and our community. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the museum at (205) 345-3038 or email the director for more information. The Paul R. Jones Museum is located at 2308 Sixth Street, in downtown Tuscaloosa, one block from the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.