David C. Driskell Center
Friday, March 23rd, 2018


Please note that the Driskell Center Gallery will be closed the week of March 19th - 23rd in observance of University of Maryland's Spring Break. The Gallery will reopen and resume regular hours on Monday, March 26th.


Reviews of Portraits of Who We Are:


"...to see a lineage of African-American artists—each who fought for inclusion—gives a greater appreciation for Wiley and Sherald, showing how far the art world has come." - Washington City Paper


"The exhibit is a rare opportunity..." - East City Art


More details here !


Image Credit:
Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017)
Self-Portrait with Black Hat, 1980 and 2013
Digital C-Print, 27.75” x 18.75”
Loan and image courtesy of Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
© Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Driskell Center Awarded Presitgious Grant from IMLS

The David C. Driskell Center is pleased to announce that it was awarded a grant totaling $144,450 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services through its Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program! The two-year grant will provide support for the “Driskell Center Digitization Project,” which will preserve, reformat, digitize, and increase access to the Driskell Center's 1,550-object art collection and parts of its archives collections, particularly the David C. Driskell Papers, including 150 audio tapes, 90 visual reels, 1,500 photographs, and 3,500 slides, among other unique resources. For more information, click the link above!

Driskell Center Announces the Opening of the Faith Ringgold Study Room


The Driskell Center is pleased to announce the opening of its newest study room, which houses archival material donated by Faith Ringgold pertaining to her life and career. Click the link above for more information!