David C. Driskell Center

The Twelfth Annual
David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture
In The Visual Arts Series

Thursday, April 11, 2013


 

Featuring:

Dr. Elizabeth Alexander
The Thomas E. Donnelley Professor and Chair of
African American Studies, Yale University

"African Giottos" : The Paintings of Ficre Ghebreyesus

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6PM
at
The David C. Driskell Center

RSVP required to attend lecture

A public reception will be held from 5-6PM followed by the lecture.

During the event, the first ANNUAL DAVID C. DRISKELL CENTER’S
JAMES A. PORTER & DAVID C. DRISKELL BOOK AWARD IN
AFRICAN AMERICAN ART HISTORY
will be presented to DR. BRIDGET R. COOKS,
an Associate Professor of Art History and African American Studies at
the University of California, Irvine, for her book
Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum
(University of Massachusetts Press, 2011)

Named after Prof. James Amos Porter (1905 – 1970), a pioneer in establishing the field of African American art history, and his successor Prof. David C. Driskell (b. 1931), the most important scholar in the field of African American art and a working artist, this award honors their legacy in the field of African American art. The award will be giving annually to an art historian whose published research has made a significant contribution to the field of African American art.