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Our Mission

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, honors the legacy of David C. Driskell - Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist - by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture. Established in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars, who are interested in broadening the field of African Diasporic studies. The Driskell Center is committed to collecting, documenting, and presenting African American art as well as replenishing and expanding the field.


Prof. Curlee Raven Holton ,Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Department of Art
Dorit Yaron , Deputy Director
Stephanie L. Smith , Archivist
Bola Dawson , Business Manager