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.



Driskell Dinner 2012

10th Annual Driskell Prize Dinner

Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
High Museum of Art


Thank you for your interest and continued support of the David C. Driskell Prize. The next Driskell Prize Dinner will be held on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

The 2014 recipient is Lyle Ashton Harris, who has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media and collage to installation and performance.

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.