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Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color

Event Details:
October 12, 2012 - January 4, 2013
Location: The Minerva and Raymond K. Mason Gallery

Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - Fri, 01/04/2013
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The Minerva and Raymond K. Mason Gallery
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<p>Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Lo&iuml;s Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture.&nbsp;</p>

Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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Exhibitions
Event Start Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2012 - Fri, 01/04/2013
Event Location: 
The Minerva and Raymond K. Mason Gallery
Summary: 
<p>Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Lo&iuml;s Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture.&nbsp;</p>

Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. This exhibition 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. She was a noted educator, having taught painting and related subjects at Howard University for 47 years. Among her illustrious students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Freeman. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections and her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

Developed by the Mint Museum of Art and the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, this exhibition of 64 works from public private collections as well from the artist’s estate marks the first time the estate has released many of its major holdings for public presentation. 

Image credit: Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic.  Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.

Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

                           

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