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Loïs Mailou Jones

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Artist Friendships: Loïs Mailou Jones and Céline Tabary

Posted: May 8, 2017
Category: Loïs Mailou Jones
Inspired by the special exhibition New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, we are celebrating famous artist friendships, like the one between Loïs Mailou Jones and Céline...
Beneath a soft blue sky, a picturesque village nestles in a valley between a river in the extreme foreground and verdant mountains. Combining loose and discrete brushstrokes with a palette of greens and golds, the painting recalls Paul Cézanne’s late 19th-century landscapes.

5 Fast Facts: Loïs Mailou Jones

Posted: March 17, 2017
Category: Loïs Mailou Jones
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Loïs Mailou Jones, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Semi-abstract composition in shades of blue, orange, yellow, green, grey, white and burgundy. In the center, an orange oval with a black and white eye in the center, supported by symmetrical strips of semi-circles and diamonds. Vertical blocks of color reach upwards on both sides.

Opening Tomorrow: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum

Posted: March 9, 2017
Category: Loïs Mailou Jones
Images that embody both precision and spontaneity are the focus of NMWA’s new exhibition Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum, on view from March 10 to July 2, 2017.
Twelve vertical columns, each a different color, of repeating flower, pinwheel, and starburst shapes on a white background.

Loïs Mailou Jones: The Designer

Posted: December 22, 2010
Category: Loïs Mailou Jones
Loïs Mailou Jones’s long career had many chapters. One that is less-known is her career as a designer. In their 2000 study of women in design Pat Kirkham and Lynne...
Intervior view of the museum galleries features a vibrant blue wall with the text 'Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color'. Multiple artworks are displayed in the background.

Loïs Mailou Jones & the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Posted: November 9, 2010
Category: Loïs Mailou Jones
Several of the photographs included in Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color and many of the photographs in the exhibition catalog were selected from the personal papers of...
Semi-abstract composition in shades of blue, orange, yellow, green, grey, white and burgundy. In the center, an orange oval with a black and white eye in the center, supported by symmetrical strips of semi-circles and diamonds. Vertical blocks of color reach upwards on both sides.

Loïs Mailou Jones & Howard University

Posted: November 2, 2010
Category: Loïs Mailou Jones
On display at NMWA until January 9, 2011, Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is the first major retrospective spanning the artist’s career of more than 75 years.
Beneath a soft blue sky, a picturesque village nestles in a valley between a river in the extreme foreground and verdant mountains. Combining loose and discrete brushstrokes with a palette of greens and golds, the painting recalls Paul Cézanne’s late 19th-century landscapes.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color

Posted: October 6, 2010
Category: Loïs Mailou Jones
Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color, a dynamic exhibition of more than 70 paintings, drawings, and textile designs, spans the artist’s career from the late Harlem Renaissance to...
Beneath a soft blue sky, a picturesque village nestles in a valley between a river in the extreme foreground and verdant mountains. Combining loose and discrete brushstrokes with a palette of greens and golds, the painting recalls Paul Cézanne’s late 19th-century landscapes.