This exhibition provides an overview of the work of Loïs Mailou Jones (1905 - 1998), a pioneering and accomplished 20th century artist, spanning her career from the late Harlem Renaissance to her contemporary synthesis of African, Caribbean, American and African American iconography. Despite formidable racial and gender prejudices, Jones achieved success as a designer and painter. Her influence as a teacher impacted several generations of Black artists in the United States and beyond.
Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color 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, DC. The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sunday, July 15, 2012, 1:00pm - Exhibition Walk-Through
ïs Mailou Jones, Pierre-Noël Trust, for an intimate view of the artist's work. Mr. Chapman will also sign copies of the exhibition catalog. Reception and light refreshments to follow. RSVP at (213)744-2024.
Saturday, August 4, 2012, 1:00pm - Stories from the Islands
Join us in the gallery for a fun storytelling session with folktales from the Caribbean while surrounded by Loïs Mailou Jones' colorful Haitian paintings. RSVP at (213)744-2024.