Trips & Tours


The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Tickets: $20

Grab a seat on the bus for the next WCMFA field trip! We will be traveling to The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. The exhibition on view is Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist & Visionary.

Bus trip information:
Polished and Primed Portfolios students travel free on this trip.
Depart the WCMFA at 10 AM sharp, return to WCMFA by 3 PM.
Tour will be led by a graduate student from the University of Maryland.

Polished and Primed Portfolios students, please pack a lunch for the trip.
Additional guests may explore the food options on the UMD campus, but it is recommended to bring a lunch. Click here to view the dining options at UMD.

Roots (Odyssey Series), 1977 Screenprint

Roots (Odyssey Series), 1977

About the exhibition:

The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland is proud to announce its Spring 2020 exhibition, Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist & Visionary which explores the body of work of one of the 20th century’s most important visual artists and highlights his life as an educator, scholar, writer, songwriter, and social activist.

“Romare Bearden was not only a mature and richly gifted artist, he was one of America’s early scholars in the study and documentation of the creative legacy of African American art. His unique collage like style and intimate subject matter brought to life histories and familial relationships of African Americans with respect and affection.”
-Professor Curlee R. Holton, Director, David C. Driskell Center

Artist as Activist & Visionary features over 45 works including collages, watercolors, drawings, prints, and editorial cartoons through which Bearden explored race and racial stereotypes, often taking inspiration from history, literature, the Bible, jazz, the African American community, and his imagination. The Driskell Center also presents several works by Romare Bearden (1911-1988) from its permanent art collection.

For more information about The David C. Driskell Center, please visit their website.

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