Fay Jones exhibit ‘Outside the Pale’ to open Friday at Clinton House Museum

Fulbright Peace Fountain, the last design by Fay Jones, was created in honor of Senator J. William Fulbright, and is located on the University of Arkansas Campus. A new exhibit examining Jones work will make its Fayetteville debut this week at the Clinton House Museum.

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Fayetteville would not be Fayetteville without the inspiring architecture created by the late E. Fay Jones.

This week, a new exhibit exploring the work of the renowned architect will debut at the Clinton House Museum beginning on Friday, Sept. 14 and running through Dec. 15.

The exhibit, titled “Outside the Pale” is a free-standing traveling paneled display that highlights Jones life and architecture career.

Internationally renowned, Jones was honored with numerous design awards for his professional work and inspired generations of students during his years as a professor at the University of Arkansas. A love for nature permeated his work, and his unique style reflected modern elements such as broad roofs, clerestory windows, and skylights to develop energy conscious designs infused with natural light. The exhibit is a magnificent retrospective of the life and work of this disciple and prodigy of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Many examples of masterpieces by Jones still exist around Fayetteville, where he lived and worked for more than 50 years. Following his death in 2004, his legacy was remembered by the New York Times, the Washington Post and ABC News, as well as Architectural Record, Dwell, ArchitectureWeek and many other publications. The School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas was named in his honor in 2009, thanks to a generous gift from Don and Ellen Edmondson, friends and clients of Jones.

A site guide of selected designs by Fay Jones will be available at the exhibit, courtesy of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission.

Information for the exhibit was provided by the Fay Jones School of Architecture, Special Collections of the University of Arkansas Libraries, and the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

The Clinton House Museum is located at 930 W. Clinton Drive. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $5.