David C. Driskell Center

Highlights From the David C. Driskell Center Permanent Collection

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Friday, June 13, 2008


 

Highlights from the David C. Driskell Center Permanent Collection features fifty-three works by more than forty artists in the first exhibition from the art collection of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Curated by the Center’s Executive Director, Dr. Robert E Steele, and Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron Highlights presents the breadth of the Driskell Center art collection that spans from the 1880’s to 2008.  The exhibition features works by artists Edward Bannister, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, David C. Driskell, Melvin Edwards, Meta Warrick Fuller, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Jefferson Pinder, Martin Puryear and William T. Williams, among others.

Highlights will be on view from Thursday, April 17, 2008 through Friday, June 13, 2008.  The public opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 from 4:30-6:00PM at the Driskell Center’s gallery, 1207 Cole Student Activities Building, University of Maryland, College Park.