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Upcoming Exhibitions

FALL 2020 EXHIBITION

DAVID C. DRISKELL PAPERS

Friday, September 11th through Friday, November 20th

Professor Driskell's archive of African American art, AKA The David C. Driskell Papers, was assembled over more than six decades and consists of an estimated 50,000 objects.

Among the unique objects in the Driskell Papers are: lecture notes; students’ dissertations; slides from artist studios and exhibitions; magazines; and, most importantly, correspondences with nationally known artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keefe, and James Porter.

The Fall 2020 exhibition will include unique materials from the Driskell Papers as well as drawings by Professor Driskell from the David C. Driskell Center Art Collection.

 

The Driskell Center Gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 11AM to 4PM with extended hours on Wednesday until 6PM. The Gallery will also be open on the following Saturdays: September 26th, October 24th, and November 14th from 11AM to 4PM.

SPRING 2021 EXHIBITION

DAVID C. DRISKELL AND HIS STUDENTS

Friday, February 5th through Friday, April 30th

This exhibition will focus on works by David C. Driskell’s students and how his mentorship impacted their lives and work.

Professor Driskell taught at: Talladega College, Howard University, Fisk University, and in the Departments of Art and Art History and Archeology at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1977 through 1998.

Among his many students are Terry Adkins, Jeremy Austin, Art Bacon, Hans Bhalla, Gloria Brown Simmons, Starmanda Bullock, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Adrienne Patel, Jefferson Pinder, Stephanie Pogue, Preston Sampson, Sylvia Snowden, Lou Stovall, Franklin White, and Sophia Zarambouka.

The Driskell Center Gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 11AM to 4PM with extended hours on Wednesday until 6PM. The Gallery will also be open on the following Saturdays: February 20th, March 20th, and April 24th from 11AM to 4PM. The Driskell Center will be closed for Spring Break March 8th through 12th.