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David Driskell

Icons of Nature and History

Special Exhibition

Included with general admission / Free for members

Woman with Flowers painting by David Driskell

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Alma W. Thomas and David Driskell: Journeys in Art

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Exhibition Catalogue

This is the first publication to survey the entirety of this hugely influential scholar and artist’s groundbreaking 60-year career. The book includes a primary essay by Driskell scholar and curator Julie McGee as well as many other testaments to Driskell by major American artists, art historians, and museum professionals. The catalogue also features a selection of Driskell’s most significant writings, introducing the full range of his career to future generations of readers.

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Exhibition Support

This exhibition is co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Portland Museum of Art, Maine.

The exhibition is curated by Julie McGee, Guest Curator, Interim Director, Special Collections & Museums, Associate Professor, Africana Studies & Art History, Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, University of Delaware; with Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art; and Jessica May, Managing Director, Art and Exhibitions, The Trustees, and Artistic Director, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts (formerly Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator, Portland Museum of Art).

The exhibition is generously supported by a lead gift from Bank of America, National Tour Sponsor

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Major support for the exhibition has been provided by

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Made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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Additional support provided by Robert Oaks

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.