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Fall 2020 Exhibition

The David C. Driskell Center presents "The David C. Driskell Papers".

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A new initiative with President Pines

In his twelve initiatives as UMD's new President, Dr. Darryll J. Pines announced the creation of a display in honor of Prof. Driskell.

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Legacy of a Giant

A reflection on the life of David C. Driskell by Curlee R. Holton, the Driskell Center's Director.

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An update for our community

David C. Driskell Center COVID-19 Operations

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David C. Driskell, African American Art Pioneer, Dies at 88

Distinguished University Professor revolutionized the field of African American art through his scholarship, innovation and humanity.

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Established in 2001, the David C. Driskell 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 preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture.

The David C. Driskell Papers

As part of a yearlong celebration of the life and achievements of David C. Driskell, The David C. Driskell Papers highlights the archival collection donated to the Center by Driskell in 2011. The collection includes roughly 50,000 items from the years 1960 to 2000, tracing the evolution of African American art and African American artists’ recognition as well as the expansion of scholarship on this subject during that period.

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Trees by David C. Driskell

An exhibition curated by Dorit Yaron, the Driskell Center's Deputy Director, in honor and memory of David C. Driskell. 

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