The Annual Art Graduates Exhibition

Saturday, May 9th to Friday, July 31, 2020

The Howard University Department of Art is proud to present its first virtual graduates exhibition.

The Annual Art Graduates Exhibition represents achievements unique to this class who steadfastly and resolutely completed their final semester at Howard remotely. As they embark upon lifelong journeys as ambassadors of visual communication, they join the ranks of notable alumni including James A. Porter, Alma Thomas, Elizabeth Catlett, David C. Driskell, Earl J. Hooks, Malkia Roberts, Houston Conwill and Jamea Richmond Edwards. On this occasion of the University’s virtual Commencement, congratulations to our graduating Class of 2020 who have demonstrated their pursuit of excellence and set the bar high for generations to follow!

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 students' creative research and artistic expressions in the Annual Graduates Exhibition.

For the most immersive experience, we recommend viewing in fullscreen (in the hamburger menu).   |   For easier navigation, click "Start Guided Tour."

Curated by

Alexander McSwain, MFA, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Electronic Studio

Miriam Ahmed, PhD, Lecturer, Graphic Design

Special thanks

Reginald Pointer, MFA, Interim Chair, Department of Art & Coordinator of Ceramics and Sculpture
Melanee Harvey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History
Gwendolyn H. Everett, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History
Kathryn Coney-Ali, MA, Interim Director, Gallery of Art
Scott Baker, MA, Assistant Director, Gallery of Art
Sheilah Tucker, Administrative Assistant, Department of Art

Artist Talk Series & Virtual Scavenger Hunt

A series of Artist Talks are being held during the exhibition from May 20 to July 22, 2020

Wed May 20:   Alex McSwain (Interviewer: Reginald Pointer)
Wed May 27:   Mikki Taylor (Interviewer: Raven Featherstone)
Wed May 27:   James Phillips (Interviewer: Miriam Ahmed)
Wed June 3:    Miriam Ahmed (Interviewer: Elka Stevens)
Wed June 10:  Michael Brown (Interviewer: Reginald Pointer)
Wed July 1:     Mark Bartley (Interviewer: Miriam Ahmed)
Wed July 8:     Larry Cook (Interviewer: Melanee Harvey)
Wed July 15:   Raven Featherstone (Interviewer: Lisa Farrington)
Wed July 15:   Reginald Pointer (Interviewer: Alex McSwain)
TBA:                Summer Brown (Interviewer: Alex McSwain)

Virtual Scavenger Hunt


The 50th Annual Faculty Exhibition

The Faculty Exhibition is on display from May 9 to July 31, 2020.

View Exhibition