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Ben Jones in Conversation
with Dr. Dennis Raverty

Male resident painting on canvas at New Jersey art workshop.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Price: Free

New Jersey City University
Visual Arts Gallery

2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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New Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery

Event Description

Over his six-decade career, artist Ben F. Jones has focused on interconnections and relationships between global issues including politics, health, the environment, racism, and capitalism, among others. 

This retrospective of the extraordinary artist presents many works—bold, insightful, and in a visual language all his own—that have rarely been exhibited or are on display for the first time. 

Come see how Jones's symbology has transcended global and local issues of ecology, technology, politics, and spirituality, making him the conscience of his generation and of today.

The exhibition and its companion catalog are part of a year-long Mellon Foundation-funded collaboration between William Paterson University and New Jersey City University that is celebrating the American artist Ben Jones—a 1963 graduate of William Paterson and a NJCU professor emeritus of art.

Co-curated by Casey Mathern, director of the William Paterson Galleries, and Midori Yoshimoto, director of the NJCU Galleries.

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Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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