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The Tie that Binds Us – Art Legacy of Ben F. Jones
October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Sunday, October 24th, the Bridge Art Gallery is honored to curate “The Tie that Binds Us – Art Legacy of Ben F. Jones”.
This special exhibition at the Nimbus Arts Center honors the legacy of Ben F. Jones and a few of the many artists that he has influenced creatively and professionally.
Ben F. Jones (born in New Jersey), received an MFA from Pratt University (Brooklyn, NY), MA from New York University (New York, NY) and BFA from Paterson University (Wayne, NJ). Jones has made over fifty cultural exchange visits to Cuba since the 1970’s, and is noted by the Granma International of Havana, Cuba as one of the most important African-American artists of his generation.
For nearly five decades, Jones’ multimedia installations have reflected his travel and research in Africa, Europe, South America, United States and the Caribbean to include the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Studio Museum of Harlem (New York, NY) and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Havana, Cuba) to name a few. He has received numerous grants and awards including two National Endowment for the Arts grants (2007 and 1974-75), The Puffin Foundation 2005) and The Joan Mitchell Foundation grant (2002) among many others.
Jones has lectured at universities, museums and cultural institutions worldwide including, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Howard University (Washington, DC), Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA), Wilfredo Lam Center (Havana, Cuba) and University of Ghana (Accra, Ghana) to name a few.
He served as a Professor of Art at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ for many decades, changing the lives of his students. He lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.