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The Driskell Center Archives Receives Gift from Groundbreaking Artist Robin Holder to Establish the Robin Holder Collection
The Driskell Center is proud to announce that the Center’s Archives will be home to the Robin Holder Collection, a gift of the artist.Read More about The Driskell Center Archives Receives Gift from Groundbreaking Artist Robin Holder to Establish the Robin Holder Collection
Giving Day 2024
Make a gift on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.Read More about Giving Day 2024
Celebrating the Collaborative Spirit of Visionary Artist and Scholar David C. Driskell
David C. Driskell & Friends: Creativity, Collaboration, and Friendship (February 26 - May 24, 2024)Read More about Driskell & Friends Exhibition Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of Visionary Artist and Scholar David C. Driskell
Film Screening: "Black Art: In the Absence of Light"
Join us for the film screening on Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30 pmRead More about Film Screening
The Alonzo Davis Collection Virtual Exhibition: The Public Art of Alonzo Davis
Dive into the recently donated archive, the Alonzo Davis Collection, through our virtual exhibition “The Public Art of Alonzo Davis”Read More about The Alonzo Davis Collection Virtual Exhibition: The Public Art of Alonzo Davis
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.View Exhibition
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.Watch Recordings
Explore the David C. Driskell Center
The work featured in our past, current and upcoming exhibitions demonstrates our ongoing commitment to documenting and presenting African American visual art and culture.Explore the Exhibitions
Art & Archive Collections
The David C. Driskell Center is proud to present and preserve its collection of works by African American artists. The art collection includes drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media and sculptures with works by prominent artists, including Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden and Augusta Savage. The Driskell archive was assembled over more than six decades and consists of an estimated 50,000 objects.Discover Our Collections
Located on the University of Maryland’s campus, the David C. Driskell Center is easily accessible from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and surrounding areas.View Gallery Hours
Watch Recordings of Past Events
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the David C. Driskell Center has held their events exclusively online. The recordings of these events are now available!Watch the Recordings Here