Hayward Oubre, Proud Rooster, 1956

Floyd Coleman spent more than 60 years teaching art at various universities, including Howard University. As a full-time professor, Coleman had little time to promote his visual arts career and is best known for his publications on African and African American art. Although he has exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world, this is his first major exhibition in many years. He defines himself as an abstract painter, but he has also created figurative and surrealist works over the years.

Alongside Coleman's works are those of his mentor and teacher Hayward Oubre. An award-winning printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Oubre was the first person to graduate with a fine arts degree from Dillard University in Louisiana. He taught at various universities in the South until 1980 and continued working on his art until his death in 2006.

The exhibition includes about 25 large-scale wire sculptures by Oubre and 40 paintings by Coleman.

Exhibition Dates

September 30, 2018–January 20, 2019

Exhibition Hours

9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily


UMUC Arts Program Gallery, Lower Level
University of Maryland University College
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783 | Directions