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Support the Center

Our donors and supporters are an important part of our community. Your gift enables the David C. Driskell Center to present and organize exhibitions, educational opportunities and collection programs.

The David C. Driskell Center relies on a variety of funding sources for its programming. This support enables the Driskell Center to fulfill its mission of preserving the rich heritage of African American and African diasporic visual arts and culture by presenting and organizing exhibition, education and collection programs.

You can support the David C. Driskell Center by contributing to the following funds, which are managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.

Give online through the accounts listed below:

C. Sylvia and Eddie Brown Driskell Center Scholars Advancement Fund

Supports the Driskell Center’s graduate and postdoctoral fellowships for students in programs that bridge the disciplines of the humanities, performing and visual arts and social sciences.

Claudia DeMonte Lecture Series Endowment

Provides support for the Driskell Center’s Claudia DeMonte Lecture Series, given by outstanding women and minority scholars highlighting their contributions to the field of art.

Driskell Center National Associates Fellowship Fund

Provides annual stipends for undergraduate and graduate students who are conducting research on art education and/or art appreciation in the discipline of the visual arts and culture of African Americans and the African diaspora.

David Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora Endowment Fund

Provides annual support for the Driskell Center.

David Driskell Center Operating Fund

Supports the Driskell Center’s programming, including exhibition, publication and education programs.

James A. Porter and Driskell Book Award

Provides annual awards for a select publication in African American art history that encourages original research and scholarly writing on historical subjects pertaining to African American visual culture.

Robert E. Steele Curatorial Fellowship

Provides fellowship to graduate students who focus on curating works of art of all mediums by African American artists.

The African Diaspora Lecture Fund in Honor of David Driskell

Supports the Driskell Center’s Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts in honor of Professor David C. Driskell.

Development Office Contact

Laura Brown

Assistant Dean for Development, College of Arts and Humanities, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

1102 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

301-405-6339