A series of visiting speakers – prominent artists, critics, and theorists – come to campus throughout the year under the auspices of the program. Some of these speakers are invited through the John Pozzi ‘78 Lecture Series, the Council of the Humanities or the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Recent speakers in the program include:
Janine Antoni
Peggy Ahwesh
Tina Barney
Chakaia Booker
Marco Breuer
Cecily Brown
Elinor Carucci
William Christianberry
Chuck Close
Patty Chang
Jed Devine

Rackstraw Downes
Teresita Fernandez
William Greaves
Ann Hamilton
Bill Jensen
William Kentridge
Sally Mann
Laurent Millet
Andrea Modica
Nicholas Nixon
Catherine Murphy


William Pope L.
Yvonne Rainer
Dorothea Rockburne
Nancy Rubins
Peter Schjeldahl
Richard Serra
Fazal Sheikh
Shazia Sikander
Mark Stevens
Philip Taaffe
Terry Winters

Visiting speakers typically conduct studio critiques and occasionally offer workshops. Recent workshops include: Zhi Lin on portraiture and identity, Vannessa Tran on landscape painting, Peter Dreher on conceptual still-life and the reexamination of the same subject, an empty glass, and Koji Kakinuma on contemporary Japanese calligraphy. Each semester, distinguished photographers visit the photography classes for a more personal presentation and discussion of their images.