2013 – 2014
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013 – EXHIBITION
ALISON SAAR: STILL...
This exhibition features a collection of 11 sculptures and statues created by artist Alison Saar. It includes works created from 2010 to 2012 and combines the ruggedness of nature with solid structure, which ties them to classical statues. The exhibition includes four never-exhibited works and six new pieces.
ALISON SAAR: STILL... is organized by the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 5-7PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 – PANEL DISCUSSION
SCULPTURE TODAY AND SCULPTURE TOMORROW
This panel discussion will be the first in the series The Arts in Public Discourse at the David C. Driskell Center.
The panel moderator will be noted Washington D.C. based sculpture and installation artist, Martha Jackson Jarvis. Panelists include: University of Maryland Department of Art sculpture professor Foon Sham; and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Lauren Dickens; sculptors from the Washington Sculptors Group Terry deBardelaben and Mike Shaffer. There will be time for Q & A with the audience at the conclusion of the discussion.
The Arts in Public Discourse talks seek to provoke a dialogue around important art practices and how those practices define not only the art that is produced but our interaction with it.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 – FAMILY WEEKEND
The Driskell Center Gallery will be open from 1:00pm – 5:00pm for Family Weekend. The open house is an opportunity for parents and families of students at Maryland to connect with the university and experience the arts on campus.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 TO FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014 – EXHIBITION
CHARLES WHITE: HEROES…GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
This exhibition features a collection of over 45 various works including drawings and prints by one of the most important African American artists, Charles White. The works are from the Arthur Primas Collection. The exhibition was curated by Charlotte Sherman of the Heritage Gallery and was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
The Driskell Center will also include several works of Charles White from the Center’s permanent collection, including two portraits, Sammy Davis Jr. and Creole Madonna, which were recently donated to the Center by the generous gift of artwork from the Sandra and Lloyd Baccus Collection
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5:00-7:00 PM
THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 – PANEL DISCUSSION
A WITNESSING TO HISTORY
This panel discussion will be a historic conversation with Distinguished University Professor of History Dr. Ira Berlin and Professor Emeritus of Art David C. Driskell focusing on personal reflections on politics, race, culture, civil liberties, and social and human progress as they relate to historical influences and life impacting events from the 1930s to the present. The panel offers a rare glimpse into how history has shaped personal lives, which in turn presents a broad historical critique.
The panel is a collaborative effort across the University of Maryland with an introduction by UMD President Wallace Loh; the conversation is moderated by Prof. Curlee R. Holton , Acting Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center.
Panel: 4:00 – 6:00PM.
Thursday, March 27, 2014– Lecture
AfriCOBRA in Motion: Evolutions From a Black Nationalist to a Trans–African Aesthetic
Thursday, April 3, 2014– Lecture
Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee
Wednesday, April 9, 2014– Lecture
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an author, television reporter, and journalist, as well as a former foreign correspondent for the National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service. Hunter-Gault will discuss her experiences during the civil rights movement, her work as a journalist for WRC-TV, Washington, D.C. and The New York Times, and finally her roles as national correspondent for NewsHour and later as chief correspondent for the National Public Radio in Africa Johannesburg, South Africa. Activist and acclaimed journalist, Hunter-Gault will also discuss her new book, To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, 2012 (Flash Point, publisher), a personal history of the civil rights movement.
RSVP is required by April 1, 2014. Call 301.314.2615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, contact information and number of people in your party.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 – MARYLAND DAY
The Driskell Center will be open from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Maryland Day is an opportunity to explore our world of fearless ideas.
Additional Driskell Center traveling exhibitions in local Maryland and Virginia art galleries:
MONDAY, JANUARY 13 TO TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014 – EXHIBITION
African American Art from the David C. Driskell Center
Co-curated by the Driskell Center Deputy Director Dorit Yaron and faculty from the Department of Fine Arts at UMD, Eastern Shore Mosely Gallery, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, MD. The exhibition features select works from the Driskell Center Permanent Collection including works by David C. Driskell, Benny Andrews, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence and Faith Ringgold, among others.
Location: Mosely Gallery, UMD Eastern Shore.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 TO TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 – EXHIBITION
African American Art from the David C. Driskell Center
Co-curated by the Driskell Center Deputy Director Dorit Yaron and Anna Mish, Gallery Director, Center for the Arts Manassas, VA. The exhibition features select works from the Driskell Center Permanent Collection to be on display at the Center for the Arts during National Black History Month.
Location: Center for the Arts, Manassas, VA.