An evening with David Driskell

An evening with David Driskell

2019 Friends of the Collection Benefit

Ghetto Wall #2 (detail), 1970, Oil, acrylic, and collage on linen, 60 x 50 inches. Image courtesy of DC Moore Gallery

Join David Driskell and the PMA for the third annual Friends of the Collection Benefit, featuring an unforgettable lecture by the artist at USM's Hannaford Hall. You're also invited to deepen your experience by ending the evening with a special dinner with the PMA and Driskell himself through tiered pricing (details below).

Thursday, August 22, 2019
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Registration is required.
Purchase Tickets Online
or contact Ashleigh Hill, Director of Donor Relations and Special Events
at (207) 494-5346, or by email.
5:30 p.m.
Doors open to Hannaford Hall
6 p.m.
Lecture at Hannaford Hall
Introduction by Mark Bessire, Judy and Leonard Lauder Director
7:30 p.m.
(per person)
Host Committee*
Dinner and lecture
Lecture Only
General public
PMA members

2019 Friends of the Collection Host Committee

Charlton and Eleanor Ames
John V. Frank
Eileen Gillespie and Timothy Fahey
Cyrus Hagge
Alison and Horace Hildreth
Douglas and Sharyn Howell
Harry W. Konkel
Judy Glickman Lauder and Leonard Lauder
Karen L. McDonald
Marian Hoyt Morgan and Christopher Hawley Corbett
Anne and Vince Oliviero
D. Suzi Osher
Christina Petra
Alexander E. Porteous
Amy Woodhouse and Tobey Scott
Katharine J. Watson

About Ghetto Wall #2 

Ghetto Wall #2 was most recently a highlight of the Brooklyn Museum's landmark exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Featuring works from one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history, David Driskell's Ghetto Wall #2 helped communicate the spirit of aesthetic innovation that defined Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983.

"David Driskell’s 1970 painting, Ghetto Wall #2, brings together a range of moments in time, and many art histories. It is both a profoundly modern work of art, representing a single flat painted panel (like so many abstract paintings in midcentury America), as well as a triumph of illusion." - Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator

About Friends of the Collection 

Established in 1983, the Friends of the Collection comprises individuals whose generosity directly supports the acquisition, conservation, and care for the collection as well as related programming. The collection of more than 18,000 works of art is the heart of the institution, and the Friends of the Collection is instrumental in shaping and maintaining it. Click here to learn more.

includes dinner and lecture, and name recognition on the program and event signage