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Driskell Center
Thu, 9/16/10 - 11:00 AM to Fri, 10/29/10 - 4:00 PM
Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 2009. Acrylic on PVC.
The Driskell Center will open its first exhibit of the 2010-2011 season on Thursday, September 16, 2010.

The exhibit, Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, includes works that address and question the forms of meaning that have been applied to African American bodies.  The works are featured as decorative, modern, and contemporary art; and prints, drawings, and photographs.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 16th, 5-7 p.m.

Phillips Collection, Driskell Center
Wed, 9/15/10 - 6:00 PM to Thu, 9/16/10 - 5:00 PM
The Driskell Center in collaboration with The Phillips Collection will host a symposium on Wednesday and Thursday, September 15-16, 2010.

The Driskell Center presents a lecture with artist Amy M. Mooney on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

Amy Mooney is the final speaker in the Driskell Center 2009-2010 Lecture Series.  Mooney is the author of Archibald J Motley Jr.  Her talk is entitled "Etiquette, Empathy, and Emulation: Visual Strategies for Social Equality."  Dr. Mooney is an Associate Professor of Art History, Columbia College, Chicago. Her research interests are in identity politics in art and visual culture.

This event is free and open to the public.

2309 Art Sociology Building
Thu, 4/29/10 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
The Driskell Center will host a lecture with Dr. Kellie Jones on Thursday, April 29,. 2010.

Dr. Jones is an associate professor in art history and archaeology at Columbia University.  Her focus is in African-American and African diaspora, and Latin American art.  She was the 2005 recipient of the David C. Driskell Award in African American Art and Art History. 

This event is free and open to the public.

The Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and MITH are co-hosting a visit and lecture with Ray Siemens on Monday, April 26, 2010.

The College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Anthropology, and LGBT Studies hosts the Bent Voices Lecture Series with Karen Tongson on friday, April 23, 2010.  Tongson will discuss "Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries."

1101 Tawes Hall
Wed, 4/7/10 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Anthropology, and LGBT Studies hosts the Bent Voices Lecture Series with Jafari Allen on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.  Allen will discuss "'In the Life' in Black Diaspora: Desire, Autonomy, Community."

David C. Driskell Center
Wed, 3/31/10 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Image: HKL 3, 1970. Serigraph, Works on Paper
The David C. Driskell Center opens the William T. Williams: Variations on Themes exhibition on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.  

Driskell Center & University of Maryland University College
Fri, 3/5/10 - 5:30 PM to Sat, 3/6/10 - 7:00 PM
The David Driskell Center and University of Maryland University College, UMUC, will present a symposium entitled Autobiography/Performance/Identity:  A Symposium on African American and African Diasporan Women in the Visual Arts on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010.

On Friday, Mar. 5, the symposium will begin with an opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Driskell Center.  There will be a special performance by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. 

1101 Tawes Hall
Thu, 3/4/10 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Funie Hsu & Mel Chen (image taken from UC-Berkeley Faultlines article)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program (LGBT) is sponsoring its Spring 2010 lecture series, Bent Voices: Queer of Color Interventions.  The speaker on Tuesday, Mar.4 will be Mel Chen.  Chen's talk is entitled "Racial Animacies".

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