Featuring the work of Benjamin Jones.

About the Project

Support MOCA GA’s 2019-2020 Legendary Retrospective Series featuring the work of Benjamin Jones.  

MOCA GA is requesting funds to support 

  • All expenses related to presenting the exhibition 
  • Producing and printing a publication that will chronicle the exhibition 
From December of 2019 to February of 2020, MOCA GA will present the next in its Legendary Retrospective Series, a retrospective of the work of Atlanta native and famed artist Benjamin Jones. His neo-folk artistic style is indicative of his Southern roots but co-mingles with his revolving themes of pain, death and primitivism. Jones explores emotional upheaval in a contemporary context, with strong references to popular culture and world events, and utilizing a keen sense of whimsy. The accompanying catalogue will highlight new works with historically significant pieces loaned from private collections, including drawings, paintings, and handmade books. This exhibition is curated by Barbara Archer.  

“Benjamin Jones is such an important historical figure in the Atlanta arts community. He is widely collected and known for his paintings, as well as his wall murals,” says MOCA GA President, CEO, and Director Annette Cone-Skelton. “Ben Jones has always had his own voice and vision, and his work reflects a clear sense of purpose. MOCA GA is grateful for his friendship, and honored to have numerous works of his as a part of our permanent collection.”  

Jones received a 1994 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Southern Arts Federation. In 2004, he was the recipient of the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. In 2006, Jones made his international debut at Art London. He returned to London in 2008, as the featured artist in Drawing a Diversion, an exhibition at John Martin Gallery, in conjunction with Master Drawings London.  Jones is a graduate of the State University of West Georgia. Benjamin Jones’ drawings are included in prominent museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA., MOCA GA, as well as, significant corporate and private collections.  

MOCA GA presents and archives the work of artists who have been instrumental in establishing Atlanta as a vibrant arts scene through its Legendary Retrospective Series. These large-scale exhibitions and coinciding publications honor artists’ life-long career achievements. Groundbreaking programs like our Legendary Retrospective Series align with the museum’s vision, advance the mission, and is an instrumental force in growing the museum’s permanent collection and archive acquisitions. Some of the artists honored with a Legendary Retrospective Exhibition include Herbert Creecy, Ruth Laxson, Larry Walker, Mario Petrirena, Genevieve Arnold, Rocío Rodríguez, Larry Anderson, and others.

Please consider a donation of any amount in support of this important and impactful project. MOCA GA fulfills its mission through the documentation and exhibition of renowned Georgia artists like Benjamin Jones.  A gift in any amount will be matched dollar for dollar by the City of Atlanta!

Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    Thank you so much for generously supporting this exhibition! Your name will be listed in the signage for the exhibition, on MOCA GA's website, on the Museum's social media pages, and a personal thank you note.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Complimentary admission for you and a guest at Benjamin Jones' opening reception.
    Amount over $18 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Admission for 4 to the opening reception, and your name will be listed in the printed catalogue as a supporter of this exhibition
    Amount over $36 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Admission for 4 to the opening reception, enjoy a behind the scenes look at the exhibition with MOCA GA's President, CEO, and Director Annette Cone-Skelton! Don't miss what makes MOCA GA unique--spend time with a local artist while her work is hanging on the walls! You will also be listed in the catalogue and on the wall of supporters for the exhibition.
    Amount over $71 is tax-deductible
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