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Acclaimed Artist Starmanda Bullock: Four Decades of Excellence
Exhibit Opens at the Howard University Gallery of Art

Photo by CEASAR
Starmanda Bullock unveils her life's work in new exhibit showcased in the Howard University Gallery of Art.

WASHINGTON (September 22, 2008) - This fall, the Howard University Gallery of Art will premiere an unparalleled exhibition, The Life and Work of Starmanda Bullock at Howard University, from September 28 through January 2009 in Childers Hall. The 40-year retrospective includes more than 80 pieces of Bullock’s work from 1961 to 2008, including original signage and the flag that she designed for the University. The exhibit is a comprehensive and compelling representation of her career juxtaposed with major social events in the nation’s history.

A proud and accomplished alumna, Bullock (B.S. ’65; M.F.A. ’67; Ph.D. ’81), has also taught at Howard for 40 years, is the former chair of the Department of Art, and serves on the University’s Board of Trustees as a representative of the undergraduate faculty. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited at countless museums, including the Smithsonian and the Centre International de Paris. She has toured the globe extensively throughout her career, including Africa, Europe and the Middle East. This preeminent artist has also received numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious Benny Award for design from the Printing Industries of America and the Award of Excellence in Printing and Graphic Communications Association for art direction on the fall 1996 issue of Howard Magazine, which featured the African Burial Ground Project.

The exhibition will be on display through January 9, 2009. The hours are Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. A catalogue, The Life and Work of Starmanda Bullock at Howard University, will be available for purchase.


Sunday, September 28, 2008
Grand Unveiling
3 p.m.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gallery Talk and Tour with the Artist
Gallery, Childers Hall
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Lecture: The Art of Starmanda Bullock
Room 3001, Childers Hall
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lisa Farrington, Ph.D.
Founding Chair, Department of Art and Music
John Jay College, City College of New York

Saturday, December 6, 2008
Gallery Talk and Tour with the Artist
Childers Hall
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information, please contact Eileen Johnston, Registrar, 202-806-7070 or

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