David C. Driskell Center

Past Exhibitions

The following table lists all exhibitions shown in The David C. Driskell Center. Highlighted links will take you to pages with more information about that Exhibition.

Exhbitions are organized by the David C. Driskell Center unless otherwise indicated.

Academic Year 2017 – 2018

The Last Ten Years: In Focus

Thursday, September 7 – Friday, November 17, 2017

Curated by: Professor Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, and Kevin McDonald, Graduate Assistant

Academic Year 2016 – 2017

Shifting: African American Women Artists and the Power of Their Gaze

Thursday, September 22 – Friday, November 18, 2016

Curated by: Professor Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, and Dorit Yaron, Deputy Director of the David C. Driskell Center


Willie Cole: On Site

Thursday, September 22 – Friday, November 18, 2016

Curated by: Professor Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, and Dorit Yaron, Deputy Director of the David C. Driskell Center

Academic Year 2015 – 2016

Collector's Legacy: Selections from the Lloyd and Sandra Baccus Collection

Thursday, September 10 – Friday, November 20, 2015

Curated by: Professor David C. Driskell

Academic Year 2014 – 2015

Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tale of Slavery and Power

Thursday, February 5 – Friday, May 29, 2015

Organized by: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, from the Portland, Oregon based collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer


Robert Blackburn: Passages

Thursday, September 18 – Friday, December 19, 2014

Curated by Dr. Deborah Cullen, Director & Chief Curator, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York City, New York; with contributions by Prof. Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center

Academic Year 2013 – 2014

Heroes: Gone But Not Forgotten – The Art of Charles White

Thursday, January 13 – Friday, May 23, 2014

Organized by: Landau Traveling Exhibitions

Curatedy by: Charlotte Sherman of the Heritage Gallery in Los Angeles, California


Alison Saar: STILL...

Thursday, September 12 – Friday, December 13, 2013

Organized by the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

Curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Curator of the Exhibition, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

Academic Year 2012 – 2013

Convergence: Jazz, Films, and the Visual Arts

Thursday, February 14 – Friday, May 31, 2013

Organized by: Rhe David C. Driskell Center and the American Jazz Museum,
Kansas City, Missouri

Curated by: Dr. Robert E. Steele and Dorit Yaron, the Driskell Center’s former Executive Director and Acting Director, respectively; and Sonié Joi Ruffin–Thompson, Visiting Curator at the American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Missouri


African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

Thursday, September 20 – Friday, December 14, 2012

Curated by: Dr. Robert E. Steele and Dorit Yaron, fomer Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center and Acting Director, respectively, and Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, Independent Scholar

Academic Year 2011 – 2012

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

Thursday, February 2 – Friday, June 22, 2012


Creative Spirit: The Art of David C. Driskell

Thursday, September 15 – Friday, December 16, 2011

Curated by: 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)

Academic Year 2010 – 2011

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

Thursday, April 21 – Friday, June 17, 2011

Curated by: Co–curated by Lisa Hodermarsky, the Stuphin Family Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut and Dr. Robert E. Steele, former Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center


Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera

Thursday, January 20 – Friday, March 11, 2011

Organized by: The Amistad Center for Art and Culture at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut


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

Thursday, November 11 – Friday, December 17, 2010

Organized by: DC Moore Gallery, New York City, NY


Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery

Thursday, September 16 – Friday, October 29, 2010

Organized by: Student Curatorial Team from Yale University and University of Maryland; Pamela Franks, Deputy Director for Collections and Education, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; and Dr. Robert E. Steele, former Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center

Academic Year 2009 – 2010

William T. Williams: Variations on Themes

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 – Friday, May 28, 2010

Curated by: Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator Emerita of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, New York


Her Story: Margo Humphrey. Lithographs and Works on Paper

Thursday, Feburary 4, 2010 – Friday, March 12, 2010

Curated by: Dr. Robert Steele, former Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, and Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, Curator in Residence, David C. Driskell Center


An American Consciousness: Robin Holder’s Mid–Career Retrospective

Thursday, October 8, 2009 – Friday, December 11, 2009

Curated by: Dorit Yaron, Deputy Director of the David C. Driskell Center

Academic Year 2008 – 2009

Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art

Wednesday, Feburary 18, 2009 – Friday, May 29, 2009

Curated by: Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, Curator in Residence, David C. Driskell Center


Arabesque: The Art of Stephanie E. Pogue

Thursday, October 16, 2008 – Friday, December 12, 2008

Curated by: Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, Independent Scholar

Academic Year 2007 – 2008

Highlights: From the David C. Driskell Center Permanent Collection

Thursday, April 17, 2008 – Friday, June 13, 2008

Curated by: Dorit Yaron and Dr. Robert E. Steele, Deputy Director and former Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, respectively


Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 – Friday, March 14, 2008

Curated by: Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, Independent Scholar

Academic Year 2006 – 2007

Michael B. Platt: Just Above Water

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 – Saturday, December 9, 2006

Organized by: The University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Academic Year 2005 – 2006

David C. Driskell Fragments of Color

Monday, April 3, 2006 – Saturday, April 29, 2006

Organized by: The University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland


Faith Ringgold: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow

Monday, October 10, 2005 – Sunday, December 18, 2005

Organized by: The University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Academic Year 2003 – 2004

Mary Lovelace O’Neal

Monday, March 29, 2004 – Saturday, April 24, 2004

Organized by: Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Exhibited at the University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park

Academic Year 2002 – 2003

Selections from the David C. Driskell Collection

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 – Friday, March 21, 2003

Organized by: The University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Academic Year 2001 – 2002

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

Thursday, April 1, 2002 – Monday, April 29, 2002

Curated by: Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, Independent Scholar

Organized by: The University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Academic Year 1998 – 1999

Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection

Thursday, October 22, 1998 – Saturday, December 19, 1998

Curated by: Juanita Holland, PhD

Organized by: The University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland