FORMS AND MOTIFS IN AFRICAN ART: WORKS FROM THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER’S JOHN R. DUPREE AFRICAN ART COLLECTION

  Exhibition Open February 25 through December 1, 2017 Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library John R. Dupree began amassing his extensive African art collection in 1972 while living in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and working for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Dupree was a member of a small group of FAA…

New Gardens are Ever Appearing: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition

This spring Special Collections displayed rare materials from the personal collections renowned landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. The exhibition, New Gardens are Ever Appearing: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition, featured historic collections from multiple Charleston institutions and colorfully illustrated the Lowcountry’s gardening traditions over the past 250 years. Now you can support the Friends…

Special Collections’ Harlan Greene Featured on PBS NewsHour

Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections at the College of Charleston, was interviewed along with Charleston artist Jonathan Green on PBS NewsHour about Spoleto Festival USA’s featured opera, Porgy and Bess. Greene, a noted Porgy scholar, spoke about DuBose Heyward’s contribution to the literary world. “What he did that was truly earth-shattering,” Greene said, “is that…

Panel Presentation: “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought”

Join on us Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6PM in the McKinley Washington Auditorium of the Avery Research Center for “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader,” a panel presentation by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, PhD, and Susanna Ashton, PhD, Clemson University In this presentation, Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Susanna Ashton will discuss…