About this Event Special Collections and Museums
Come and hear student poetry inspired by the exhibition Collecting as Activism: African American Art and the Legacy of Paul R. Jones. The poetry reading will be hosted by Celeste Doaks, visiting assistant professor in creative writing, Department of English.
A collector and philanthropist, Paul R. Jones (1928-2010) began collecting art in the 1960s, focusing on acquiring works by African American and African diaspora artists—artists, at the time, who were often marginalized and excluded from major museum collections. Through artworks from his collection, the exhibition invites visitors to ask questions surrounding diversity, inclusion and visibility in art museums, as well as the role of collectors in supporting underrepresented artists.
The gallery will be open until 8 p.m.