JAVIER MIYARES PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
On behalf of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the 80,000 students we serve each year, let me say what an honor it is to host Rhythmic Impulses: The Art of Floyd Coleman and Hayward Oubre. Since its founding in 1947, UMUC has been united and guided by a common missionâ€”that of bringing affordable, quality education within reach for adult students in the workforce and military. Our Arts Program supports that mission, serving to introduce the work of emerging and established artists to new and broader audiences, including our local and regional communities. The lives and work of Floyd Coleman and his late mentor and teacher Hayward Oubre fully align with that mission. A serious scholar, Oubre built art departments and mentored aspiring artists at historically black institutions. Coleman, in turn, pursued a career as both an artist and scholar that spanned more than 60 years. Together, their work serves to educate, to enlighten, and to broaden our experience and understanding of history and of our world. I hope that you enjoy this remarkable exhibition, and as always, I thank you for your continued support of the arts and our Arts Program in 2018 and beyond.
Learn about the Rhythmic Impulses exhibition at University of Maryland University College.