Portraits of Who We Are

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Portraits of Who We Are


February 1, 2018 – May 18, 2018
RECEPTION: Thursday, February 1, 5pm – 7pm

1214 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park, MD 20742

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 is proud to announce its spring exhibition, Portraits of Who We Are, a group exhibition that focuses on self-portraits by African American artists and portraits of African American artists created by their colleagues. The exhibition includes more than 50 works that span from 1915 to 2017 and is curated by Professor Curlee R. Holton, assisted by Dorit Yaron, the Center’s Deputy Director, with some advising by Dr. Michael D. Harris, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of African American Studies at Emory University, GA.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Driskell Center publishes a catalogue with essays by Professor David C. Driskell, artist and Distinguished University of Maryland Professor Emeritus of Art; David Brigham, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Cheryl Finley, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of Visual Studies, Cornell University; Professor Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center; Keren Moscovitch, Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; and Deborah Willis, Ph.D., University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. All works in the exhibition are reproduced in the catalogue, which will be available for purchase at the Driskell Center and through its website after February 1st, 2017.