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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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Spring 2021 Exhibition

The David C. Driskell Center presents David C. Driskell's Students.

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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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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.

David C. Driskell's Students

David C. Driskell's Students is part of the David C. Driskell's yearlong program honoring the life and achievements of Professor David C. Driskell, who was first and foremost a teacher and mentor. This exhibition showcases artwork by 33 of Professor Driskell's former students and mentees.

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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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