Overview (Program Summary)
All ACC women members are cordially invited to join their Greater Philadelphia colleagues and friends for a VIRTUAL tour of the African American Museum, followed by a networking reception. One of the highlights of this tour will be:
Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design highlights the diverse treasures of AAMP’s permanent collection.
Anna Russell Jones (1902-1995), was the first African American graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, now Moore College of Art and Design, and an alumna of the anatomy department of Howard Medical School, now Howard University College of Medicine. She was known to contemporaries as a talented artist, working in wallpaper and carpet design, as a civil service illustrator, and freelance artist. The exhibition surveys original art and design by Jones, displaying the intricacies of the artist’s practice and highlighting significant archival materials from this rare collection; illustrating her interest in and the importance of African American history and civil rights, commitment to public service, and fascination with medical practice.