The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts hosts "Loïs Mailou Jones ~ A Life in Vibrant Color"

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artwork: Lois Mailou Jones - "Mère du Senegal", 1985 - Acrylic on canvas - 25" x  26" - At the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in “Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color” from March 17th until June 10th.


Montgomery, Alabama.- The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is proud to present “Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color” on view from March 17th through June 10th.  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 55 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. In her nineties, Jones still painted. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton collected one of her island seascapes “Breezy Day at Gay Head” while they were in the White House.