Curator's Talk: Collecting as Activism

Join Anne Cross, Museums research assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History, to further explore the exhibition Collecting as Activism: African American Art and the Legacy of Paul R. Jones.

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 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mechanical Hall, Gallery
Mechanical Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

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Students, Faculty & Staff, Community



Library, Museums & Press



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