Program of Events

The 19th David C. Driskell Center Distinguished Lectures in the Visual Arts Series in Honor of David C. Driskell, hosted by The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park, on Zoom, April 15, 6:00-7:00PM

Prof. Curlee Holton, Director and Artist-in-Residence, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

"What's Next? David C. Driskell Artist/Scholar/Activist: A model for future role and practices of African American Artists"

More information and registration also available here

 

Porter Colloquium Keynote Lectures, co-sponsored with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, livestreamed on CASVA website, April 16, 4:30-6:30PM

Porter Colloquium Opening Lecture

Erica Moiah James, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami

"Undress to Redress: African Diasporic Art History and Archives of Black Representational Bodies"

 

Keynote Lecture

Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, Evjue-Bascom Emerita Professor of African and African American Art History & Visual Culture, Departments of Afro-American Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

 

James A. Porter Distinguished Lecture

Kobena Mercer, Professor, History of Art and African American Studies, Department of the History of Art, Yale University

“Flowback—How Africa is Redefining Today’s Diaspora”

 

Floyd Coleman Distinguished Lecture

Renée Stout, Artist

 

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Artist Conversations, previously recorded, videos forthcoming

Willis “Bing” Davis in conversation with Akili Tomassino (Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Aïda Muluneh and Larry Cook (Assistant Professor of Photography, Department of Art, Howard University) in conversation with Natalie Hopkinson (Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Howard University)

Artist conversations do not require registration