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Presented by SVA Galleries

Darryl Atwell

Feb 25, 2020; 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Photograph of man sitting in a chair looking at artwork, which is made of burnt wood with a large vertical line in the center and circle marks surrounding it.

Darryl Atwell in front of "Good Vibrations" by Rashid Johnson

Credit: Kevin Broome

In conjunction with the exhibition “Here We Are,” SVA’s Black Student Union presents a talk by art collector Darryl Atwell, who has been acquiring works by artists of the African diaspora over the past two decades.


Darryl Atwell lives in Washington, D.C and has been an arts patron for the past 10 years. He developed a love for art while residing in Cleveland and began attending events at the Cleveland Museum of Art as a social outlet. Since that time he has focused on contemporary works from the diaspora. He has created "Kinetic: Conversations in Contemporary Art" at American University and ongoing programming at the National Gallery of Art to help promote diasporic artists and themes in the DC area. His collection was most recently shown at the Harvey Gantt Center entitled "Simple Passion, Complex Vision." He hopes his passion will inspire other collectors and increase the visibility of artists of color.

Free and open to the public