11th Annual Driskell Prize Dinner
Save-The-Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
High Museum of Art
For more information about the dinner, please call Rhonda Matheison at 404-733-4403 or via e-mail.
For media inquiries, please call Marci Tate at 404-733-4585 or via e-mail.
David C. Driskell
David C. Driskell is a practicing artist and scholar whose work on the African Diaspora spans more than four decades. The High Museum of Art's relationship with Driskell began in 2000, when the Museum presented the concurrent exhibitions "To Conserve a Legacy" and "Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection," which examined African American art in the broad historical context of modern and contemporary art.
Born in 1931 in Eatonton, Georgia, Driskell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1955 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Catholic University in 1962. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 1953 and studied art history in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1964.