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About GalleryDAAS

GalleryDAAS Inception

GalleryDAAS opened on the 16th of September 2010 with an introductory exhibition by Jon Onye Lockard, a world renowned master painter and muralist.  Lockard was a lecturer and one of the founding faculty members of DAAS - Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Types of Exhibits

GalleryDAAS exhibits contemporary Black visual art.  It collaborates with artists, curators, critics and art historians as well as with DAAS/U-M faculty and students.

Frequency of Exhibits

GalleryDAAS presents one to three exhibitions a year during the fall and winter semesters. The gallery is located on the ground floor of Haven Hall in Room G648.  The gallery is open during exhibitions on Monday & Wednesday from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm and Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm.


The gallery celebrates and interrogates the creativity of artists of Africa and its Diasporas, not only in our exhibitions, but through our artist residency program and by offering gallery-based learning opportunities for DAAS and the broader U-M community.


Each exhibition in GalleryDAAS has a brochure, catalog, flyer, postcard, poster, or some combination of these.


  • U-M Class Visits
  • School Visits
  • Special viewings after hours for various organizations



Contact Information

  • GalleryDAAS Manager, Desa Blount (, 734-764-5513)
  • DAAS Department Manager, Wayne High (, 734-764-9300)
  • For more information, please contact us at