The exhibition catalogue, Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection, contains essays contextualizing the exhibition objects, as well as Driskell's activity as scholar and collector, within the broader arena of American art. Art history scholars Juanita Holland, Sharon Patton, Richard Powell, Allan Gordon, and Keith Morrison apply a contemporary lens to Driskell's efforts as artist, critic, mentor, and collector. Object entries for each of the 100 works in the exhibition contextualize specific works within the larger picture of the artist's life and career, connecting them with the various societal influences surrounding their creation. Each object entry is accompanied by a color reproduction. The catalogue serves as a valuable reference guide to over a century of African American art and provides a chronology of the life and career of each artist and an extensive bibliography.
Published by Pomegranate Communications
Retail price: Hardcover, with dust jacket, $50.00
Catalogue No. A551; ISBN 0-7649-0722-0
Smythe-sewn paperback, with flaps, $35.00
Catalogue No. A504; ISBN 0-7649-0689-5
To purchase a catalogue contact:
The David C. Driskell Center
1214 Cole Student Activities Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Catalogues are also available for purchase at all of the travel venues at the time of exhibition.