Curated by Prof. Curlee R. Holton
On View: September 9 – November 19, 2021
David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Kay WalkingStick’s 2016 diptych, The Canyon, will be featured in the upcoming group exhibition, “American Landscapes,” at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland.
American Landscapes is the first major exhibition at the David C. Driskell Center to juxtapose African American artists with their contemporaries, presenting a comprehensive narrative of the contribution of African American artists to American art canon. The works in this exhibition were selected based on the artists’ contribution to the genre of landscape art and date from c. 1850 to 2020. Of the 77 works by 72 artists, over half were selected from the Driskell Center collection, with others borrowed from outside collections. These artists were chosen for their historical relevance and their artistry while considering individual style and influence or dialogue with their contemporaries. Additionally, the exhibition includes a selection of 30 landscape works by Professor David C. Driskell, known for his love and depiction of pine trees, gardens, and landscapes. American Landscapes is curated by Dorit Yaron, Deputy Director, assisted by Professor Curlee R. Holton, Director, both of the David C. Driskell Center.
The University of Maryland organized the symposium, “American Landscapes: Nature, Beauty, and History” which will take place on October 28, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Read more here.