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Millennium Arts Salon holds its 4th and final salon in its 2007-8 series,
Scholars Speak: Dr. Beth Turner, Dr. Leslie-King Hammond (moderator), Dr. David Driskell, Looking Forward, Looking Back
Thursday, May 29th, 6:30pm at The Phillips Collection

Against the backdrop of the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series (now on view at The Phillips Collection through October 26), three leading scholars on African American art speak – Dr. Turner, University Professor at the UVA and curator of two major national traveling exhibitions on Jacob Lawrence, Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence (2001-03) and The Migration Series (1993-1995) for The Philips Collection, former senior Phillips curator and vice-provost for the arts at the University of Virginia; Dr. King-Hammond, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Art History, at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Chair of the Board of The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture; and Dr. Driskell, an emeritus professor at the University of Maryland, College Park where the David C. Driskell Center of African American and African Diaspora Visual Arts and Culture was founded in his honor, artist, collector, and cited as one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of African American art. One scholar asks, the others respond. All reflect on artists of the 20th century and look ahead to artists in the new millennia.

Millennium Arts Salon and The Phillips Collection are jointly sponsoring this event, to be held in the Sant Auditorium at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW , Thursday, May 29th starting at 6:30pm. Free, with suggested donation.
Millennium Arts Salon is focused on advancing cultural literacy through its art programming, which includes salon talks, exhibitions, tours and special events. Based in Columbia Heights , most of its intimate salon talks and art exhibitions are held in its beautifully restored 1923 town home. It also hosts programs in various venues around the city and collaborates with art institutions, such as The Phillips Collection, The David C Driskell Center at the University of Maryland College Park , Parish Gallery of Georgetown, and the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia . Millennium Arts Salon is primarily funded through memberships.

The Phillips Collection offers an intimate encounter with one of the finest collections of impressionist and modern American and European art. The Phillips Collection, America ’s first museum of modern art, has an active collecting program and regularly organizes acclaimed special exhibitions, many of which travel nationally and internationally.

The Phillips Collection is a private, non-government museum supported by donations and public funds. Contact: Richard Everett, MAS Public Relations Director, (202) 716-3315

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