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David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History
October 16, 2021 - January 9, 2022
David Driskell (1931-2020) has long been recognized for his vibrant and versatile artistic practice rooted in his reverence of the beauty and spirituality of the American landscape and his profound connection to the African diaspora. Featuring over 50 works, David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History offers the first comprehensive examination of the paintings, collages, prints, and drawings of the celebrated American artist, art historian, and educator. His legacy in the history of American art is unparalleled: through his curatorial work, writing, and teaching, he demonstrated that the art of Black people is essential to the story of American art.
The Phillips Collection is honored to present this exhibition that celebrates the legacy of David Driskell, a long time friend, supporter, and trustee of the museum, and dedicates the presentation of this exhibition to his loving memory.