The 50th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

Saturday, May 9th to Friday, July 31, 2020

The Howard University Department of Art is proud to present its first virtual faculty exhibition.

The 50th Faculty Exhibition marks a significant milestone in the history of the Department of Art. Since our founding in 1921, exemplary faculty have progressively advanced the visual art discourse. The Department of Art faculty have served as a fount of artistic knowledge for cultural trends and cutting-edge creative technologies in facilitating the highest quality of artistic skills, scholarly research, and critical visual commentary. We build on the stellar traditions of legacy artist-scholars, James V. Herring and James A. Porter, as well as those whose artworks inaugurated the first faculty exhibitions such as: Loïs Mailou Jones, Albert V. Carter, Jeff Donaldson, Alexander “Skunder” Boghossian, Ed Love, and Tritobia Hayes Benjamin.

We would like to also acknowledge an In Memoriam to our late faculty members Floyd W. Coleman (1939-2018), Raymond G. Dobard (1947-2019), Michael B. Platt (1948-2019), and David C. Driskell (1931-2020) for their notable contributions to Howard and the art world.

While the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic bars access to the physical space at the University, we are unwavering in our dedication to forge an innovative future while honoring our legacy. This year’s exhibition bears witness to the department’s tenacious perseverance.

We invite you—near and far—to take a virtual walk through our faculty’s creative research and artistic expressions in the 50th Faculty Exhibition.

For the most immersive experience, we recommend viewing in fullscreen (in the hamburger menu).   |   For easier navigation, click "Start Guided Tour."

Curated by

Miriam Ahmed, PhD, Lecturer, Graphic Design

Alexander McSwain, MFA, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Electronic Studio

Special thanks

Reginald Pointer, MFA, Interim Chair, Department of Art & Coordinator of Ceramics and Sculpture
Melanee Harvey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History
Gwendolyn H. Everett, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History
Kathryn Coney-Ali, MA, Interim Director, Gallery of Art
Scott Baker, MA, Assistant Director, Gallery of Art
Sheilah Tucker, Administrative Assistant, Department of Art


Please contact the artist directly.

Artist Talk Series & Virtual Scavenger Hunt

A series of Artist Talks are being held during the exhibition from May 20 to July 22, 2020

Wed May 20:   Alex McSwain (Interviewer: Reginald Pointer)
Wed May 27:   Mikki Taylor (Interviewer: Raven Featherstone)
Wed May 27:   James Phillips (Interviewer: Miriam Ahmed)
Wed June 3:    Miriam Ahmed (Interviewer: Elka Stevens)
Wed June 10:  Michael Brown (Interviewer: Reginald Pointer)
Wed July 1:     Mark Bartley (Interviewer: Miriam Ahmed)
Wed July 8:     Larry Cook (Interviewer: Melanee Harvey)
Wed July 15:   Raven Featherstone (Interviewer: Lisa Farrington)
Wed July 15:   Reginald Pointer (Interviewer: Alex McSwain)
TBA:                Summer Brown (Interviewer: Alex McSwain)

Virtual Scavenger Hunt


Annual Art Graduates Exhibition

The senior showcase of the graduating Class of 2020 runs from May 9 to July 31, 2020.

View Exhibition