Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Book Signing & Conversation with David C. Driskell @ The High Museum of Art

Book Signing and Panel Discussion: A Conversation with David C. Driskell
Saturday, February 16, 2 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
Free with Museum admission and free for members

Artist, educator, historian, curator, and humanitarian, David Driskell will talk with Michael Harris, the High's Curator of African American Art, and Julie McGee, author of David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar. They will discuss Driskell's southern upbringing, his education in Washington, DC, at Howard and Catholic Universities, and the many people with whom his life has intersected, including artists Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, all of which helped to set the stage for Driskell’s remarkably productive and influential life.
In 2000, he was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal from former President Bill Clinton. One year later, the University of Maryland, College Park, established the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

Please make sure to check out this event at one of the nation's most prestigious and my former employer The High Museum of Art. David C. Driskell, an accomplished historian and renowned artist, is known for writing and producing "The Other Side of Color" which takes a look inside the astounding African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby Jr. The University of Maryland-College Park has established The David C. Driskell Center For The Study of The Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and The African Disapora in his honor. Attending this event will be an honor and privilege so please take advantage of this rare opportunity.

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For more on The David C. Driskell Center, click here.

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