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The Center Presents a Community Selector Show for Fall 2022

The David C. Driskell Center is proud to present Telling Our Story: Community Conversation with Our Artists, on view September 9 through December 2, 2022.

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A Tribute to Sam Gilliam, an Abstract Art Pioneer and Global Artist

The David C. Driskell Center will miss and will honor him in the Fall 2022 exhibition, '"Telling Our Story: Seeing Art, Seeing Community from the Permanent Collection".

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$790K Mellon Grant to Fund Sculpture Commemorating Late Professor and Artist David Driskell, Expand Center’s Archive

Stainless steel abstract artwork to stand outside Cole; Dr. Tritobia Hayes-Benjamin Archive will add up to 25,000 items to UMD collection.

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Remembering David C. Driskell

Professor Curlee R. Holton, director of the Driskell Center, reflects on Driskell's life and legacy.

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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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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.

David C. Driskell at the University House

Works by David C. Driskell and other African American artists currently hang in the University House at the University of Maryland, College Park. View the artwork and their placements within the House in this virtual exhibition.

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Living Legacy Speaking Tour

View the recordings of the Living Legacy Speaking Tour from 2018-19. Hear Prof. David C. Driskell and Prof. Curlee Holton discuss Prof. Driskell's life and legacy.

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Virtual Events Archive

All of our virtual events have been recorded. Enjoy the Driskell Center's online offerings here!

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