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The Eleventh Annual David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts Series, featuring Johnetta B. Cole

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Eleventh Annual David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts, featuring Johnetta B. Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, is to present her lecture “I Greet You Whole: Assemblage & Connections in African & African American Art,” at the Driskell Center on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 6pm with a public reception from 5-6PM.
RSVP required by April 12, 2012 to attend lecture (Full)

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Dr. Robert E. Steele Announces Retirement

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Dr. Robert E. Steele announces his retirement, after serving as the David C. Driskell Center’s Executive Director for almost eight years.

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Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection.

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Driskell Center Awarded NEA Grant

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora was recently awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA]. The two-year grant will provide support for documenting the Driskell Center’s permanent art collection as well as developing a collection management policy; a task central to the Center’s mission to expand and replenish the field of African American art. The grant is awarded as part of the NEA’s Access to Artistic Excellence Grant program.

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Creative Spirit: The Art of David C. Driskell

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Creative Spirit: The Art of David C. Driskell, is co-curated by Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, Independent Scholar, and Dr. Julie L. McGee, Curator of African American Art, University Museums, University of Delaware, and the author of David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar (Petaluma: Pomegranate, 2006). The exhibition features 60 works, completed from the late 1950s-2010, which represent Driskell’s transition through a multiplicity of media in his artwork throughout the past 60 years. Creative Spirit opens to the public at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland on September 15, 2011, with an opening reception from 5pm to 7pm. The program includes an hour long conversation between Professor David C. Driskell and Artist Carrie Mae Weems. In addition to Driskell’s artworks presented in Creative Spirit, the Center will display about 15 photographs taken by New York-based photographer Frank Stewart which depict David C. Driskell over the course of four decades. David C. Driskell through the Lens of Photographer Frank Stewart will be on display in the Center’s Gallery lobby. The exhibition will stay on display until Friday, December 16, 2011.

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The Tenth Annual David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts Series,
featuring Jock Reynolds

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Tenth Annual David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts, featuring Jock Reynolds, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, is to present his lecture “Afro-American Presence in American Art: From the Battle of Bunker Hill to Now,” at the Driskell Center on Thursday, April 21, 2011, beginning at 6:30pm, immediately following the exhibition opening reception.

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Limited Editions: Joseph Holston Prints, 1974-2010, A Retrospective

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Limited Editions: Joseph Holston Prints, 1974-2010, A Retrospective organized by the David C. Driskell Center and co-curated by Lisa Hodermarsky, the Stuphin Family Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery and Dr. Robert E. Steele, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, the exhibition features 72 prints by Maryland based artist Joseph Holston. The exhibition is presented at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland. Limited Editions will open on Thursday, April 21, 2011, with a reception from 5pm to 6:30pm. The Tenth Annual David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts; Jock Reynolds, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, is to present his lecture “Afro-American Presence in American Art: From the Battle of Bunker Hill to Now,” at the Driskell Center on Thursday, April 21, 2011, beginning at 6:30pm, immediately following the exhibition opening reception. The exhibition will stay on display at the Driskell Center until Friday, June 17, 2011.

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Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera, showcases 90 vintage photographs from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s historical collection of art and artifacts with photo-based art by contemporary African American artists. The exhibition organized by the Amistad Center for Art & Culture at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT, opens to the public at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland on Thursday, January 20, 2011, with an opening reception on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, from 5pm to 7pm. The exhibition will stay on view until Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Jacob Lawrence: Prints, 1963 – 2000, A Comprehensive Survey

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Jacob Lawrence, which features more than 70 prints, opens on Thursday, November 11, 2010, with an opening reception from 5-7 PM, and will remain on view until December 17, 2010.

The exhibition, organized by DC Moore Gallery in New York City, offers a thorough examination of Lawrence?s prints, highlighting his artistic development over nearly forty years.

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Driskell Center Awarded Prestigious Grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora was recently awarded a $149,719 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services [IMLS]. The two-year grant will provide support for documenting and presenting the Professor David C. Driskell Archive of African American Art, a task central to the Center's mission to expand and replenish the field of African American art.

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The David C. Driskell Center recieves a major gift of works of art by African American artists from the Benny Andrews and Nene Humphrey Collection.

COLLEGE PARK, MD – A new donation by artist and art collector Nene Humphrey will help enhance and diversity the permanent collection of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland. Humphrey's generous gift comprises 156 works of art from the Benny Andrews and Nene Humphrey Collection.


Abstract Relations opens at University of Delaware

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Exhibition curated by Julie L. McGee, Ph. D., Curator of African American Art, University of Delaware University Museums and Adrienne L. Childs, Ph.D., Curator of the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland.

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The David C. Driskell Center recieves a major gift of works of art by African American artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection.

COLLEGE PARK, MD – A generous and valuble gift of 227 works of art by more than 120 African American artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection will enhance the permanent collection of the David C. Driskell Center.

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The David C. Driskell Center recieves Grant from the Ford Foundation for its Publication Series and Educational Program

COLLEGE PARK, MD – A $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation will help the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora take its publication and educational programs to new heights.

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