Established by the High Museum of Art in 2005, the David C. Driskell Prize is the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of African American art and art history. Named after the renowned African American artist, scholar, educator, and curator., the prize recognizes a scholar or artist in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African American art or art history.
A Decade of David C. Driskell (January 18-June 15, 2014) at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, this exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Driskell Prize as well as Driskell's own contribution to the history of American art.
This exhibition features Driskell's 1998 print portfolio Doorway as well as works by Driskell Prize–winners and others acquired through Driskell’s generous support. Additional works acquired with support from the Driskell acquisition fund include important paintings by Julie Mehretu, Rashid Johnson, and Norman Lewis.