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EXHIBITION: Self-Taught Artist Purvis Young

October 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free and open to the public

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents Purvis Young: Born in Liberty City, September 6 through October 25, 2019, in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibition of 27 pieces by the self-taught artist has been selected entirely from the Seiler Zaden Rimes Collection, with the assistance of UA alumnus Richard Zaden. The public is invited to a First Friday reception, September 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Purvis Young was a self-taught artist known for his expressive collages and paintings. Made on found objects, including scrap metal, book pages, and discarded envelops, his richly colored depictions of trucks, figures, and coil-shaped abstractions described a fraught, yet inspired experience of living in the poverty stricken Overtown neighborhood of Miami.

Read more about the exhibition here.


Free and open to the public


October 15, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public
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