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Art Exhibition: "[Un]Common Collections: Selections from Fifteen Collectors"

Danny Simmons (b. 1953)  Deeper Desire I-IV, 2018

Art Exhibition: "[Un]Common Collections: Selections from Fifteen Collectors"

College of Arts and Humanities | David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:00 pm-Friday, November 22, 2019 5:00 pm The David C. Driskell Center,
Danny Simmons (b. 1953) 
Deeper Desire I-IV, 2018 
Serigraph and digital c-print 
From the collection of David C. Driskell Center 
Purchase with funds from the David C. Driskell Center Acquisition Fund  
Courtesy of David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park
Photography by the David C. Driskell Center

[Un]Common Collections: Selections from Fifteen Collectors includes 64 works spanning from 1860 to 2018 selected from the collections of dedicated collectors of African American art. The curators, Professor Curlee R. Holton and Dorit Yaron, respectively the Center’s Executive and Deputy Directors, selected four works from each collection focusing on diversity in mediums, styles, periods, subject matters, and themes.

By showcasing selected works from those collections, the Driskell Center hopes to highlight each collector’s approach to collecting, explore each collector’s legacy, and encourage others, especially young collectors, to follow their example.

A brochure highlights each collector and collection, including a short description of the collection and the reasons/motivations behind its assemblage.

Installation Images

[Un]Common Collections: Selections from Fifteen Collectors

 

Add to Calendar 09/19/19 5:00 PM 11/22/19 5:00 PM America/New_York Art Exhibition: "[Un]Common Collections: Selections from Fifteen Collectors"
Danny Simmons (b. 1953) 
Deeper Desire I-IV, 2018 
Serigraph and digital c-print 
From the collection of David C. Driskell Center 
Purchase with funds from the David C. Driskell Center Acquisition Fund  
Courtesy of David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park
Photography by the David C. Driskell Center

[Un]Common Collections: Selections from Fifteen Collectors includes 64 works spanning from 1860 to 2018 selected from the collections of dedicated collectors of African American art. The curators, Professor Curlee R. Holton and Dorit Yaron, respectively the Center’s Executive and Deputy Directors, selected four works from each collection focusing on diversity in mediums, styles, periods, subject matters, and themes.

By showcasing selected works from those collections, the Driskell Center hopes to highlight each collector’s approach to collecting, explore each collector’s legacy, and encourage others, especially young collectors, to follow their example.

A brochure highlights each collector and collection, including a short description of the collection and the reasons/motivations behind its assemblage.

Installation Images

[Un]Common Collections: Selections from Fifteen Collectors

 

The David C. Driskell Center

Cost

Free