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Sunday, November 3, 1 – 2:30pm


Purvis Young. Untitled (detail), 1985–1999. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami

About the Event

Find out more about creating, collecting, and curating contemporary African American art with 30 Americans curator Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and scholar and artist David Driskell.

This program is part of PECO Free First Sunday Family Day.


Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

An art historian and curator, Shaw has taught at the University of Pennsylvania for nearly 15 years. Her recent exhibitions include Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, for the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2015), and Kara Walker: Virginia’s Lynch Mob and Other Works, for the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey (2018).

David Driskell

Driskell is a leading authority on African American art and an emeritus professor at the University of Maryland. In 2000, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Clinton.