In the School of Art, teaching and research are supplemented by a wide range of lectures, workshops and community activities by Dodd faculty and graduate students, as well as several endowed lecture series that bring extraordinary visiting artists and scholars to campus. Open to the public, these lectures are an integral part of the culture in the School of Art and are an essential facet of education in the fields of art, design, art history and art education.
The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture series has brought over 80 distinguished guests to the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia since 2002. Visiting Artists and Scholars spend three days on campus interacting with students and faculty, the culmination of which is a public lecture on the subject of the artist’s or scholar’s work.
The Shouky Shaheen lecture is given annually by an internationally recognized artist or scholar at the Dodd. This lecture was established through the generosity of Doris Shaheen as a birthday gift to her husband, Shouky.
The Jack Davis lecture is given annually by an outstanding professional illustrator in an effort to recognize Davis’ extraordinary contribution to the field of illustration.
Each year the Association of Graduate Art Students (A.G.A.S.) sponsors a lecture series featuring prominent scholars in the field of Art History.
Established in fall of 2008, the Visual Culture Colloquium is comprised of scholars from universities and museums, both here and abroad, as well as graduate students and faculty from the Dodd. The VCC is conceived as an integral part of graduate education in Art History and is meant to provide a forum for scholarly exchange among interested parties.