Last updated: 10/18/2008
College Park, Maryland
Address
1214 Cole Student Activities Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
phone: 301-314-2615
fax: 301-314-0679
e-mail: driskellcenter@umd.edu
web: www.driskellcenter.umd.edu/dcdc_newer.php
Hours
Office Hours:
Closed for Holidays on Nov. 22-23, Dec. 22-Jan. 3, and Jan.21
Monday - Friday8:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am - 4pm; Wednesday: 11am - 6 pm
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Dr. Robert E. Steele, Executive Director
Description

The David C. Driskell Center is proud to present and preserve its collection of works by African American artists. The collection includes works by well known artists, such as Romare Bearden, David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Keith Morrison, and Charles White. The Center's art collection will continue to grow through support from the Driskell Center Acquisition Fund. The Center's art collection is anchored by a gift of artworks from the David C. Driskell Collection of African American Art.

Mission

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, College Park, celebrates the legacy of David C. Driskell - Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, and Curator - by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture. Established in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars of color, broadening the field of African diasporic studies. The Driskell Center is committed to collecting, documenting, and presenting African American art as well as replenishing and expanding the field.

Services

Gift Shop

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