David C. Driskell Center
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Gallery is currently closed

Art and Identity or Art and Identities? Contemporary Perspectives From the African Artist Kine Aw

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A lecture presented by artist Kine Aw on her identity as an African artist living between two continents, and on the connection between tradition and modernity as a recurrent theme in her work.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Art of Kine Aw: Contemporary Perspectives presented at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University

Opening Reception: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 pm

The Gallery will reopen on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5pm

Robert Blackburn: Passages

COLLEGE PARK, MD – ROBERT BLACKBURN: PASSAGES, features about 90 works by Blackburn and 10 by his contemporaries such as Charles Alston, Will Barnet, Grace Hartigan, Robin Holder, and Norman Lewis. PASSAGES will include works on loan from the Library of Congress, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts’ Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, The Cochran Collection, The Nelson/Dunks Collection, and Metropolitan Transit Authority Arts for Transit and Urban Design, and others, and will be on display at the Driskell Center from September 18th through December 19th 2014. The exhibition will start its national tour on January 2015 and will travel thereafter. This exhibition and its catalogue are supported by the Anyone Can Fly Foundation; the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; the Estate of Robert Blackburn; and by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council.

Curlee Holton Appointed Permanent Executive Director of David C. Driskell Center

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The College of Arts and Humanities has appointed Curlee R. Holton as the permanent executive director of the David C. Driskell Center and senior artist-in-residence in the Department of Art, effective July 1, 2014.

David C. Driskell Center is featured on the IMLS website

Institute of Museum and Library Services [IMLS] features the David C. Driskell Center in the “Project Profile” section of its website. The profile highlights the Center’s mission and feature the project “Documenting and Presenting Professor David C. Driskell Archive of African American Art” which was supported with a $149,719 two-year grant from IMLS. The grant award from IMLS’s Grants for African American History and Culture provided support for documenting and presenting Professor David C. Driskell Archive of African American Art.