The Howard University Department of Art is proud to present its first virtual faculty exhibition.
The 50th Faculty Exhibition marks a significant milestone in the history of the Department of Art. Since our founding in 1921, exemplary faculty have progressively advanced the visual art discourse. The Department of Art faculty have served as a fount of artistic knowledge for cultural trends and cutting-edge creative technologies in facilitating the highest quality of artistic skills, scholarly research, and critical visual commentary. We build on the stellar traditions of legacy artist-scholars, James V. Herring and James A. Porter, as well as those whose artworks inaugurated the first faculty exhibitions such as: Loïs Mailou Jones, Albert V. Carter, Jeff Donaldson, Alexander “Skunder” Boghossian, Ed Love, and Tritobia Hayes Benjamin.
We would like to also acknowledge an In Memoriam to our late faculty members Floyd W. Coleman (1939-2018), Raymond G. Dobard (1947-2019), Michael B. Platt (1948-2019), and David C. Driskell (1931-2020) for their notable contributions to Howard and the art world.
While the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic bars access to the physical space at the University, we are unwavering in our dedication to forge an innovative future while honoring our legacy. This year’s exhibition bears witness to the department’s tenacious perseverance.
We invite you—near and far—to take a virtual walk through our faculty’s creative research and artistic expressions in the 50th Faculty Exhibition.