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The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present Cedric Smith: Horsepower, an exhibition of new work by the artist which will be on view from First Friday, October 7 through December 9, 2022. There will be a reception on First Friday, November 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cedric Smith will visit Tuscaloosa in October to present a talk as part of the Paul R. Jones Lecture Series, the date and time to be announced soon. 


From the curator, Emily Bibb: “We are very excited to bring new paintings by Cedric Smith to the Jones Museum. We have two works by Smith in the Paul R. Jones Collection already that showcase American culture and Black Americana using a mix of painting and collage. This new body of work deepens that focus on Blacks’ contributions to American culture and mythology with attention on Black cowboys and jockeys. When Smith visits Tuscaloosa later this fall as part of the Paul R. Jones Lecture Series,” Bibb added, “We’re looking forward to hosting him and hearing more about this new direction in his work.”


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Image credit: Cedric Smith, “Red Wild Rag,” oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.


The Paul R. Jones Museum is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on the First Friday of the month, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Call the museum at (205) 345-3038 or email the director for more information. The Paul R. Jones Museum is located at 2308 Sixth Street, in downtown Tuscaloosa, one block from the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.


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  • Shaliyah Johnson
  • Victoria Echols

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