Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The African American Museum of Philadelphia + Bank of America Present Lois Mailou Jones: Prints & Works on Paper

Lois Mailou Jones: Prints & Works on Paper
One of the most prominent African American woman artists of the twentieth century is represented through a selection of more than 45 works on paper. She was one of the first artists of color to pay tribute to her African heritage through the implementation of African motifs and patterns into her art. For more than 50 years, Lois Mailou Jones enjoyed a consistently successful career as a painter, teacher, book illustrator and textile designer. Jones has worked extensively in France, Haiti, Senegal and the United States. Born in 1905 in Boston, Mass., she died in 1998.

Please check out this event if you are in Philadelphia or the Tri-State area. I am not sure of the admission but the experience of this great 20th century master painter is priceless; she was and still is an American treasure.

Friday, February 8, 2008 ~ 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
LOIS MAILOU JONES: Prints & Works on Paper

*Artist’s Insight with Edmund Barry Gaither
Exhibition on view from February 8 through May 25, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008 ~ 3 p.m.

This exhibit is presented by Bank of America.
Image courtesy of Howard University Libraries.

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