JOB: Director, Driskell Center @ UMD

With Robert Steele’s approaching retirement as Director of The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African American and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, a Search Committee has been formed to select Bob’s successor.

As you likely know, the Driskell Center is an internationally recognized hub for the study of African American visual arts. Founded in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars who are interested in broadening the field of African diasporic studies.

The Center has reached a critical moment in its history. While fundraising will remain a central concern, the new director will have primary responsibility for the Center’s artistic direction and in shaping all aspects of its future direction. Go to UMD’s Human Resources website to find a detailed description of the Director’s responsibilities: jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56398

The Driskell Center is looking for a seasoned professional who is experienced in all aspects of museum interpretive services to lead this effort.  This person must be energetic, committed, articulate, and highly motivated.

–Adrienne L. Childs

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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