Past Exhibitions
“Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were pervasive in American culture.  Despite these barriers, she triumphed with a long and productive life devoted to her art.”
— Phil Kline, Executive Director of the Mint Museum, 2009


2013  Museum of Fine Arts Boston
           Loïs Mailou Jones
          January 19, 2013 - October 14, 2013
          Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)

           Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
           Loïs Mailou Jones’ Two Faiths
          Blake and Purnell Gallery (Galley 327)  

1923  Vineyard’s Haven, Martha’s Vineyard

1929  Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard

1935  Hampton University Founder’s Day, Virginia

1937  Howard University Gallery, Washington, DC

1939  Vose Galleries, Boston, MA

1942  National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1944  Barnett Aden Gallery, Washington, DC

1948  Whyte Gallery, Washington, DC
           Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1955  Pan American Union Building, Washington, DC

1961  Galerie International, New York, NY

1963  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1966  Galerie Soulanges, Paris, France

1967  Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1968  Galerie International, New York, NY
           Smith Mason Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
           Association for the Presentation and Preservation of the Arts, Inc., Washington, DC

1972  Forty Years of Painting, Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1973  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
           Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
           Massachusetts College of Art, MA

1979  Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1990-1996  The World of Loïs Mailou Jones, solo retrospective, traveled nationally

1991-1993  The Art of Loïs Mailou Jones, Bomani Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998  Remembering Loïs, Howard University, Washington, DC

2006  Loïs Mailou Jones: The Early Works: Paintings and Patterns 1927-1937, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007-2008  Early Works
                      The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA
                      Delta Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Featherstone Gallery, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA

2009-2013 Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color
                     Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
                     National Museum of Women and the Arts, Washington, DC
                     Hunter Museum of Museum Art, Chattanooga, TN
The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future, Dallas, TX
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi
                     Mitchell Gallery at St. Johns College, Annapolis, MD
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York, NY


2013   The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
            In Conversation: Modern African American Art   
            June 1, 2013 - September 2, 

1931  Work of Negro Artists, Harmon Foundation

1936  Joint exhibition with James Wells, Washington, DC

1940  Art of the American Negro (1851-1940)
           Tanner Galleries, Chicago, IL
           National Museum of Art, Washington, DC

1942  National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1951-955  Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1968 (annually thorugh 1976)  The Art Club of Washington, Washington, DC

2006  Painting Summer in New England, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2012  African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, Smithsonian American Museum of Art
           The Allure of Japan, Shapiro Gallery, Boston, MA
           Enduring Legacies: 7 Black Artists, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA