Paul R. Jones Gallery & Collection at UA
The Paul R. Jones Gallery, 2308 Sixth Street in the arts district of downtown Tuscaloosa, opened in the fall of 2011. With it, the College of Arts and Sciences honors the late Paul R. Jones who amassed one of the largest collections of African-American art and donated 1,700 pieces of his collection, valued at $4.8 million, to UA in 2008. He died Jan. 26, 2010, in Atlanta after a brief illness.
The gallery features a rotating selection of pieces from the Jones collection as well as works by UA students and faculty.
In addition to the Jones Gallery, the department of art and art history manages two galleries on the UA campus: the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art in Garland Hall and the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall.
The gallery provides an advantageous location for the community to view art from The University of Alabama, said Dr. Robert Olin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, which will manage the gallery.
“While we have wonderful, year-round galleries on campus, the Jones Collection is specifically intended to be shared with the public,” Olin said. “The Sixth Street location puts us in an attractive, high-pedestrian area where members of our community can drop in and enjoy work from the Collection and by our faculty and students. And we are delighted to be a part of the cultural revitalization of downtown.”
Visit the Jones Gallery on the web: art.ua.edu/site/galleries/paul-r-jones-collection/