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Make art. Document it. Send it to The White House.

Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.

This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.

Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration.

For more information on how to participate, please visit http://InCareOfTheWhiteHouse.org

Project by: Steven H Silberg

The University of Maryland Art Gallery is pleased to launch its first Curator-in-Residence program with the main objective of engaging an experienced curator with the University of Maryland Art Gallery and the community it serves. The successful candidate will curate innovative exhibitions and assist the University of Maryland Art Gallery with developing programs that promote greater accessibility to both the university community and the general public. The Curator-in-Residence will serve as a professional resource for students, local artists, and arts professionals, both at the University of Maryland and in the local communities of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and must have a keen interest in understanding and working with university students and artists.

More info at: https://artgallery.umd.edu/opportunities-0

About the University of Maryland Art Gallery
It is the mission of the University of Maryland Art Gallery to be a national leader in the exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, a supporter of new and innovative scholarship, and a vital part of the local and University cultural landscape. Arts program goals include: to educate the university community as well as the general public from the greater Maryland and Washington, DC region on new and innovative scholarship on all art forms from diverse cultures; to play a primary role in the region’s artistic landscape as a venue promoting contemporary art and visual culture; to further distinguish the reputation of the University of Maryland by featuring our permanent art collection for study, research, and exhibition, and offering programming that complements academic objectives; and to provide arts programming and administration training to students through guided experiences in exhibition development and collection management. For additional information, please visit www.artgallery.umd.edu.
About the David C. Driskell Center
The David C. Driskell Center honors the legacy of David C. Driskell—Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist—by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture. The Driskell Center is committed to preserving, documenting, and presenting African American art, as well as replenishing and expanding the field of African American art. The Driskell Center’s Art Collection includes drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, and sculptures by well-known African American artists such as Benny Andrews, Aaron Douglas, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Keith Morrison, Faith Ringgold, Augusta Savage, Charles White, and William T. Williams. Its Archive Collections include the Professor David C. Driskell Archive of African American Art, the Robert E. Steele Archive, and the Faith Ringgold Archive, among others. For additional information, please visit www.driskellcenter.umd.edu.