David C. Driskell Center

 

DAVID C. DRISKELL CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

The David C. Driskell Center 2016-2017 academic year program is updated periodically.


Thursday, September 7 through November 17, 2017 - Exhibition

The Last Ten Years: In Focus

The Last Ten Years: In Focus will include highlights from the David C. Driskell Center's acquisitions for the last decade. The Driskell Center routinely exhibits a wide variety of themes and content in its shows, but it very rarely has an opportunity to show off some of the more unique and interesting items from its collections. The Last Ten Years will be an exciting opportunity for UMD and the broader community to sample the breadth and depth of the Driskell Center's art and archival holdings, which have grown by thousands of objects in the last decade. The exhibition will also display material from its archival collections.This exhibition will also serve as an opportunity for both the Driskell Center and its audience to examine questions around collecting, criticism, and legacy as they relate to art.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 5 – 7pm



Thursday October 19, 2017 - Artist Panel

This artist panel will be held in conjunction with The Last Ten Years: In Focus. The goal of the discussion is to provide an opportunity for our audience to hear directly from some of the artists whose works are included in the exhibition. Among the confirmed participants are: Floyd Coleman; Alonzo Davis; David C. Driskell; Cheryl D. Edwards; Annette Fortt; Martha Jackson Jarvis; Ulysses Marshall; Percy B. Martin; Valerie Maynard; E.J. Montgomery; Theresa Ramey; Preston Sampson; Sylvia Snowden; and Lou Stovall.


Discussion: Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 5-7 PM
RSVP by Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at driskellcenter@umd.edu or 301.314.2615
Please indicate the event's name and the name(s) of the attendee(s).

 


NOVEMBER 17 AND 18, 2017 – COLLECTOR’S SCHOOL IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

Collector's School goes on the road

Have you wanted to build or properly tend a collection of art but weren’t sure how? Have you been interested in collecting African American art? The David C. Driskell Center, in partnership with the Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA, presents a unique opportunity to learn about how to start an art collection, pitfalls to avoid, and some of the practical considerations involved with caring for artwork. Sessions will focus on collecting African American art, but the advice and skills presented may be used by anyone interested in collecting art.






Stay tuned for registration information!
Please note: this program will take place at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia!