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The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

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 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 collecting, documenting and presenting African American art as well as replenishing and expanding the field.

David C. Driskell Center Staff

Curlee Holton

Director and Artist-in-Residence, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

1208 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park MD, 20742

301-405-6835

Dorit Yaron

Deputy Director, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

1214 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park MD, 20742

301-405-6835

David Conway

Archivist, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

1214 Cole Students Activities building
College Park MD, 20742

301-314-2615

Trinette Young

Business Manager, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

1214 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park MD, 20742

301-314-2615