Gallery of Art

Gallery of Art

The Annual Art Graduates Exhibition

View the senior showcase of our graduating Class of 2020 who have demonstrated their pursuit of excellence and set the bar high for generations to follow! Saturday, May 9 to Friday, July 31, 2020.

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The 50th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

The Howard University Department of Art is proud to present its first virtual faculty exhibition on view from Saturday, May 9 to Friday, July 31, 2020.

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Announcement

31st James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora

May 06, 2020

On behalf of the Department of Art at Howard University, it is our pleasure to announce that the 31st James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora will convene in spring 2021. The 31st Annual James A. Porter Colloquium will explore the theme “Defining Diaspora: 21st Century Developments in Art of the African Diaspora.” Sessions will investigate how visual artists and art scholars are defining the aesthetic contours and possibilities of the African Diaspora in American art space. Colloquium honorees, keynote speakers and event details will be released summer 2020.

Remembrance

The Passing of David C. Driskell

Today, we pause to reflect on the passing of the great David C. Driskell, a son of Howard University and honored former member of our faculty. Throughout his life, Driskell devoted himself to preserving the rich heritage of African-American visual art and culture, and his contributions as an artist, scholar, and curator laid the groundwork for the study of African-American art history. Born in 1931 in Eatonton, Ga., David Driskell grew up in North Carolina and earned an undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Howard University in 1955. Read the Article

Featured Article

Howard University Receives Walters Gift of Art and Endowed Chair

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Ronald W. Walters, PhD was recognized as a leading political strategist and expert on issues affecting the African diaspora. A dedicated leader, Walters served as a professor in Howard University’s Department of Political Science for 25 years and was department chair for nearly a decade. Read the Article