Musings about the importance and impact of art and art education in the 21st century.

Musings about the importance of art and art education

Lois Mailou Jones

♠ Posted by ArtMuse in at 5:12 PM
Street Vendors, Port au Prince Haiti (1978)

Here's another tidbit I got from the October issue of Arts & Activities magazine:

Lois Mailou Jones:

A prolific artist whose work spanned 75 year.  Jones was a pioneer of African-American artists. Her work began during the Harlem Renaissance, a time when artists strove to blend African influence with the depiction of the African-American experience of the time. Some of  her later works reflect themes of Haitian and African culture, women's issue, nature, but her work always demonstrated a vibrancy and lust for life.

There is a free fantastic 28 page catalog which explains the artists life and work in depth. that you can download.  The catalog accompanies the exhibit Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color.

Here are the links you'll need to check out the exhibit and download the catalog. 

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

The museum's exhibit website

Next to the image there is a link entitled 'Companion Guide to the Exhibition'- click on it to get the pdf.