DAVID C. DRISKELL CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
SPRING 2016 ACADEMIC YEAR
The David C. Driskell Center 2015-2016 academic year program is being updated periodically.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – Lecture
Cole is the recipient of many awards, including the David C. Driskell Prize in 2006, the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of African American art and art history, established by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA.
Coles work is found in numerous private and public collections and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD; among others.
Reception: 5:30 – 6Pm
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016 – Lecture
His work has been featured in numerous group and solo shows, including exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut; and Showroom Mama in Rotterdam, Netherlands, among others. Pinders work was featured at the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery exhibition Recognize.
Jefferson received his B.A. in theater from the University of Maryland and studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. In 2001, Jefferson returned to the University of Maryland to receive his M.F.A. in mixed media. Currently he is an associate professor in the Contemporary Practices department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Reception: 5:30 – 6pm
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – The Fifteenth Annual David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture In The Visual Arts Series
Leslie King Hammond, Ph.D
RSVP by April 4th, 2016 at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.314.2615
Spring 2016 – Collectors School at the David C. Driskell Center
During spring 2016, the David C. Driskell Center will launch a four–part series titled the Collectors School at the Driskell Center. The purpose of this series is to provide training and education for new collectors about the lifetime process of building an art collection. The school will focus on collecting African American art, however the advice and skills presented may be used by anyone interested in collecting art and supporting the arts. The Collectors School is being developed with the help of Lynn Sylvester, a Driskell Center Ambassador, with assistance from the Centers staff. Session topics include: Introduction to the World of Collecting, Understanding the Business of Art, Managing Your Collection, and Deaccessioning and Estate Planning.
Regristration is currently closed, we plan to offer the Collectors School again in the future.
FALL 2016 SEMESTER
Willie Cole: On Site
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22nd 5 – 7pm