NextNOW Fest: Exhibition Preview & Reception–African Art from the Dr. Gilbert and Jean Jackson Collection
Explore the rich diversity of sculptures, masks and other expressive works of African art that reflect the continent's cultural kaleidoscope. All of the objects on display were donated to the Art Gallery by collectors and UMD alumni Dr. Gilbert and Jean Jackson.
The University of Maryland Art Gallery collects, displays, and interprets art from diverse cultures. Its exceptional teaching collection—which ranges from antiquity to the present—allows students, faculty and the surrounding community to learn about art from around the world in one building.
About NextNOW Fest
Started in 2014, The Clarice’s annual NextNOW Fest is an inspiring arts experience that celebrates imagination, creativity and community. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and our community, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art transforms our future and connects us all.
NextNOW Fest is a signature event in University of Maryland's Arts for All initiative, which leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time.
NextNOW Fest is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Additional support is provided by Terps After Dark and the University of Maryland's Arts for All initiative. NextNOW Fest's Silent Disc-Glo event is supported by UMD's Student Entertainment Events; and the Vital Signs Mini-Grants Showcase is supported by the Venable Foundation and Pepsi.