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EXHIBITION: Eugene Martin: The Creative Act

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9am to 5pm

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  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 9am to 5pm
  • Friday, April 19, 2024 9am to 5pm
  • Monday, April 22, 2024 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 9am to 5pm
  • Friday, April 26, 2024 9am to 5pm
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The Paul R. Jones Museum is pleased to present “Eugene Martin: The Creative Act – An Exhibition from the LSU Museum of Art,” from March 1 through May 3, 2024. The public is invited to a reception during Tuscaloosa’s First Friday Art Walk on April 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum, said, “I am excited to bring the work of Eugene Martin to Tuscaloosa. We are grateful to our friends at the LSU Museum of Art for allowing us to showcase work by this artist, curated from their permanent collection. Martin brought an individualistic and playful approach to abstraction and his work is receiving new attention and deservedly so. He left a rich legacy of work, and I hope that our students and the community will enjoy getting to experience his work as much as we have.”


Martin took courses at the Corcoran School of Art from 1960-1963, and lived in D.C., North Carolina, and spent the last decade of his life in Louisiana. Before his death, he held many solo exhibitions including at Duke University; Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC; Michel Rooryk Gallery, Ghent, Belgium; and Municipal Gallery, Washington, D.C. After his death, Martin’s work has been exhibited around the US, such as the Stowitts Museum, Pacific Grove, California; Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; as well as in galleries in Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France. Martin’s works are in numerous collections such as the High Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Schomburg Center for Black Culture, and Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.


This exhibition is sponsored by the LSU Museum of Art; all work in this exhibition is part of their permanent collection. This is part two of an exhibition exchange series between the Paul R. Jones Museum of Art and the LSU Museum of Art.

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