DAVID C. DRISKELL CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
FALL 2014 – SPRING 2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
The David C. Driskell Center 2014-2015 academic year program is being updated periodically;
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 – LECTURE 5:30 - 7 PM
ART AND IDENTITY OR ART AND IDENTITIES? CONTEMPORARY
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Art of Kine Aw: Contemporary Perspectives presented at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University
Reception: 5:00-5:30 PM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 –EXHIBITION
ROBERT BLACKBURN: PASSAGESCurated by Deborah Cullen, Director & Chief Curator, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of influential artist and master printmaker Robert Hamilton Blackburn (1920-2003): Robert Blackburn: Passages.
Passages features about 90 works by Blackburn and additional 10 works by his contemporaries such as Charles Alston, Will Barnet, Grace Hartigan, Robin Holder, and Norman Lewis.
Blackburn’s “passages” through the modern and contemporary print world are complex and unique, and he is a bridge between the Works Project Administration (WPA) and the “print explosion” of the 1960s.
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00- 7:00 pm
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 – ROBERT BLACKBURN SYMPOSIUM
Hosted by the David C. Driskell Center and the Arts Program at the University of Maryland University College: “Robert Blackburn and the Modernist Movement in Prints”
Presenters at the symposium (in order of presentations) include:
Judith Brodie, Curator and Head, Department of Modern Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art;
Susan Goldman, Master Printer and owner of Lily Press, in Rockville, MD
Tom Lucas, Owner, Hummingbird Press, Chicago, OL
Prof. Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center;
Dr. Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University;
Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints & Poster, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress;
Phil Sanders, Director, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop;
Prof. Joshua Shannon, Associate Professor, Contemporary Art History & Theory at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland;
and Prof. David C. Driskell, artist and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art at University of Maryland, College Park
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015 – EXHIBITION
EMANCIPATING THE PAST: KARA WALKER'S TALES OF SLAVERY AND POWER
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 5, 2015 5:00- 7:00 pm
ADDITIONAL LECTURES – LECTURES YET TO BE DETERMINED
JORDANA MOORE SAGGESE
The Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art in the Visual Studies Program at California College of the Arts and author of Reading Basquiat; her talk about Jean-Michel Basquiat is based on her recent book, released in May 2014, which traces the ways in which Basquiat constructed large parts of his identity—as a black man, as a musician, as a painter, and as a writer—via the manipulation of texts in his own library. The event is organized and cosponsored by the Department of Art History and Archaeology and The Art Gallery.
Lecture Title:"Is Basquiat Black?"
LYLE ASHTON HARRIS
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015 – MARYLAND DAY
THE GALLERY WILL BE OPEN 11:00PM - 4:00PM