Visiting Artist / Scholar Lecture Series

Dr. Leja Visiting Scholar Lecture

"Modernism as Mass Spectacle"

Dr. Leja will discuss the reception of European and American modernism at the Armory Show of 1913. Although this is a special meeting of my graduate seminar on “American Modernism” this will be OPEN to all interested students and faculty. Readings of primary source material on art criticism of the Armory Show will be available to those interested.

David Brooks Workshop and Seminar

David Brooks is an incredible international artist from NYC.  His work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. Brooks has exhibited at the Miami Art Museum; Dallas Contemporary; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Bold Tendencies London; Sculpture Center, New York; and MoMA/PS1 where he had a two-year major installation.

Chad Alligood Visiting Scholar Lecture

Chad Alligood received his BA form Harvard University and his MA with distinction in the field of Art History from the University of Georgia in 2009. He currently serves as curator of modern and contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. His recent major exhibition project, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, won the 2015 Excellence in Exhibition honors from the American Alliance of Museums.

Chad Alligood Visiting Scholar

Chad Alligood received his BA form Harvard University and his MA with distinction in the field of Art History from the University of Georgia in 2009. He currently serves as curator of modern and contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. His recent major exhibition project, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, won the 2015 Excellence in Exhibition honors from the American Alliance of Museums.

Carrie Lambert Beatty Visiting Artist Lecture

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is an art historian who works on art since 1960, with special interests in performance, art and politics, and the aesthetics of deception. She is the author of the book Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s and the essay "Make Believe: Performance and Plausibility," among other writings. A professor at Harvard University, she holds a joint appointment in the department of History of Art and Architecture and the department of Visual and Environmental Studies.

Visiting Scholar Carrie Lambert Beatty

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is an art historian who works on art since 1960, with special interests in performance, art and politics, and the aesthetics of deception. She is the author of the book Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s and the essay “Make Believe: Performance and Plausibility,” among other writings. Lambert-Beatty will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the S151 auditorium.

Rachel Hayes Visiting Artist Lecture

Rachel Hayes was born and raised near Kansas City, MO. Her installation based works have been exhibited extensively at venues including Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS and The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA. Hayes has been commissioned to create public projects in Arlington, VA; Columbus, GA; Kansas City, MO; Lower Manhattan, NY and Brooklyn, NY.

Michael Strand Visiting Artist

Michael Strand is a Professor of Art and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University. With a background as a functional potter, Michael’s work has moved seamlessly into social and community engagement while remaining dedicated to the traditional object as he investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change. 

 

Keetra Dean Dixon Visiting Artist Lecture

Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer and artist who thinks beyond medium in developing her experiential pieces that often explore the fallibility of communication and social connections. Her work has been described as “both craft and technology....and as impersonal code colliding with human touch”. Dixon has worked as an experiential design director in New York and has also had an independent studio practice in rural Alaska that focused on sculpture, lettering and product design.

Anna Betbeze Visiting Artist Lecture

Anna Betbeze received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia in 2003 and an M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Yale in 2006. She has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Lüttenmeijer, Berlin; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MoMA PS1; Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Luxembourg & Dayan, New York; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Ramiken Crucible, New York.

Anna Betbeze Visiting Artist

Ms. Betbeze received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia in 2003 and an M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Yale in 2006. She has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Lüttenmeijer, Berlin; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MoMA PS1; Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Luxembourg & Dayan, New York; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Ramiken Crucible, New York. Ms.

Dr. Michael Leja Visiting Scholar

Michael Leja (Ph.D., Harvard) studies the visual arts in various media (painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints, illustrations) in the 19th and 20th centuries, primarily in the United States. His work is interdisciplinary and strives to understand visual artifacts in relation to contemporary cultural, social, political, and intellectual developments. He is especially interested in examining the interactions between works of art and particular audiences.

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