Narratives of African American Art and Identity

The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland is proud to host this exhibition of works from the collection of the noted artist, scholar, and collector David C. Driskell. The 100 works by 61 artists vividly document changes in African American identity and belief from the 1870s until the present day. Narratives will be on view October 22 through December 19, 1998 at The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland. After closing at The Art Gallery, Narratives will be traveling into 2002 to several venues throughout the United States.

Our calendar includes a number of special events, including a tribute dinner in honor of Driskell and the symposium, Re-envisioning the Diaspora. In the West Gallery and running concurrently with this exhibition will be a show featuring Driskell's own art, entitled Echoes: The Art of David C. Driskell.

Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection has been made possible by a major contribution from the Rockefeller Foundation and additional support from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Prince George's Arts Council, the Washington Post Company, and WPFW 89.3 FM Washington, DC.

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David Driskell