Visual Voices

William DunlapVisual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series offers students the opportunity to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

The lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on select Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, please contact, Harold Linton.

Past Speakers have included: Anne Harris, Dean Kessmann, Kevin Wyllie, Alyce Myatt, Barry Nemett, R.G. Brown, Karen Kunc, Lynell Burmark, Lucy Lippard, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Steve Heller, Rusty Smith, W.C. Richardson, William Dunlap, Lori Nix, Robert Whitman, Steve Kurtz, James Elkins, Ellen Lupton, Pyllis Rosenzweig, Terry Barret, Kuiyi Shen, Renee Stout, Sam Gilliam, John Moore, Bill Christenberry, Carrie and Kevin Burke.

Visual Voices Professional Lecture Series [2019-2020]

Fall Semester: 2019

September 5, 2019 – Buzz Spector – “Buzz Spector: I stack things. I tear stuff up”

September 26, 2019 – Tom Ashcraft – “Workingman Collective: Navigating a Collaborative Practice”

October 10, 2019 – Kristine Potter –  “Mythologizing America”

October 24, 2019 – Daniel Wickerham and Malcolm Lomax – “Supplementals, Collective Consciousness, and Communicable Diseases”

Spring Semester: 2020

February 6, 2020 – Dorothy Moss – “Active Presence at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery: Reverberations of the Obama Portraits”

February 20, 2020 – Melanie Buffington – “The Past is Present”

March 5, 2020 – Larry Issa and Joe Jamaldinian – “Marvelous Tales” 

March 19, 2020 – D. Dominick Lombardi – “Resilience and Evolution”