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THE DRISKELL CENTER REFLECTS ON ITS LAST 10 YEARS IN CURRENT EXHIBIT

The Last Ten Years: In Focus Highlights From The David C. Driskell Center Collections

Ayana Archie | The Diamondback 

"Ten years ago, the center worked out of offices and had about 100 pieces. They moved to their current location, in Cole Field House, when the main pool moved to the Eppley Recreation Center. The new space allowed for a gallery, vault and archives. The art was stored away during renovation, so many of this exhibit's pieces have never been seen..."

"The facility now has more than 1,700 pieces and is the leading research center for African-American art, according to its website.

The exhibit features a large scope of African-American art, from legendary artists such as Romare Bearden and Gordon Parks, to emerging ones. There is a mixture of mediums, including sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings. One piece dates back to 1885."

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Photo: The Last Ten Years: In Focus Highlights From The David C. Driskell Center Collections (Ayana Archie for The Diamondback).

Date of Publication: 
11/2/17