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  • Established by the High Museum of Art in 2005, the David C. Driskell Prize is the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of African American art and art history. Named after the renowned African American artist and art scholar, the prize recognizes a scholar or artist in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African American art or art history. A cash award of $25,000 accompanies the prize.



    A Decade of David C. Driskell

    A Decade of David C. Driskell

    On View Through June 15, 2014

    This exhibition features Driskell's 2008 print portfolio Doorway as well as works by Driskell Prize–winners and others acquired through Driskell’s generous support. Additional works acquired with support from the Driskell acquisition fund include important paintings by Julie Mehretu, Rashid Johnson, and Norman Lewis, which are on display on the Skyway levels of the Stent Wing and the Wieland Pavilion.

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