Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design surveys original art and design by Jones, displaying the intricacies of the artist’s practice and highlighting significant archival materials from this rare 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.


Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design, with both in person and virtual offerings.


It is one of our greatest pleasures to showcase objects from our permanent collection, but this exhibition is exceptional because it highlights a rarely known and highly accomplished early 20th century designer, Anna Russell Jones.