David C. Driskell Center

 

Events Calendar

Spring 2014



THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 TO FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014 – EXHIBITION

Charles White
The Prophet, 1975-1976
Lithograph
Image from David C. Driskell Center's permanent collection

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 (tentative); the conversation is moderated by Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of University of Maryland, College Park.

Panel: 4:00 – 6:00PM.



THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014 - LECTURE

ANDREA BARNWELL BROWNLEE, PH.D. is an art historian, curator, writer, the Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, GA, and the recipient of the High Museum of Art’s 2013 David C. Driskell Prize in African American Art and Art History. Dr. Brownlee earned her Ph.D. in Art History from Duke University in 2001.

Lecture: 6:00PM.

Reception: 5:30PM.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 – THE THIRTEENTH DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN THE VISUAL ARTS IN HONOR OF DAVID C. DRISKELL

CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT - An Award-Winning Journalist

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.

Reception: 5-6PM.

Lecture: 6-7:30PM.

RSVP is required by April 4, 2014. Call 301.314.2615 or email driskellcenter@umd.edu. Provide your name, contact information and number of people in your party. .


SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 – MARYLAND DAY

The Driskell Center Gallery will be open from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Maryland Day is an opportunity to explore our world of fearless ideas. The David C. Driskell Center will present a Drawnathon, an event where students and local art enthusiasts will attempt to complete the longest drawing ever created at the University of Maryland, College Park campus.