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University Of North Alabama To Host Reception For Paul R. Jones Art Exhibition

Apr. 05, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Dr. Amber Paulk UNA College of Arts and Sciences FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception celebrating an exhibition by UNA of the Paul R. Jones Collection of Art, Friday, April 13, 2018, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., in the UNA University Art Gallery (located inside the Art Building). There will be a brief presentation at 6 p.m. In 2008, Paul R. Jones donated a portion of his collection of African American art to the University of Alabama. With over 1,700 pieces, the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at the University of Alabama is one of the largest collections of African American art in the world. Jones was known as a passionate collector who sought to collect from both well known and lesser-known artists, a quality that makes his collection distinct. The Exhibit is currently on display and will run until April 20. For additional information about the event: the UNA College of Arts and Sciences atartsandsciences@una.eduor (256) 765-4288. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin. https://www.una.edu/