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Paul R. Jones Collection (2023)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-03

Duration: 00:12:03

Subjects: Arts | Museum exhibits | African American art | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Museum of Art


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Schulte, Michelle Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 2023, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features James Fox-Smith’s visit to the exhibit of African American Masterworks from the Paul R. Jones Collection at the University of Alabama on display at the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge. Fox-Smith tours the collection with museum curator Michelle Schulte, who discusses: the life of Paul R. Jones; why he decided to donate his collection of African American art to the University of Alabama; and the stories behind some of the art and artists featured in the exhibit.