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

September 26, 2014 - January 3, 2015
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African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center


African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center chronicles the evolution and growing prominence of African American art over the past 60 years.

Featuring works that cover a wide range of art styles and media, the exhibition explores recurring themes of race, gender, American history and slavery as well as the importance of body for artistic expression. Artists include luminaries such as Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and Sam Gilliam who opened up the possibilities for African American art and more recent examples by artists like Kara Walker, Chakaia Booker and Willie Cole. The exhibition is organized by 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.

This exhibition is on view September 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

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Companion Events
Free Family Day - September 27
Studio 1 Telling Stories with PicturesSeptember 27, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Film: The Loving Story - October 2
Opening Reception/Curator Talk - October 16
Interpretive Response in Dance and Music - October 23
Art Talk - November 6

Romare Bearden, Morning, 1975, collage on paper, © Romare Bearden/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Gift of David C. Driskell.
Jacob Lawrence, Carpenters, 1977, silkscreen, 18" x 22", © 2011 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY, from the David C. Driskell Center Collection.

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