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Visiting Artist Lecture Series

SMU’s Division of Art hosts an ongoing series of lectures and panels by an exciting group of artists, critics and curators. This series of discursive events is not only a crucial part of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, it also provides a space for the Dallas community to engage with art and ideas.

Lectures are made possible with generous support from Debbie and Eric Green, Anonymous donor, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas Inc. and Ignite Art Dallas.


Monday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Robyn O'Neil American artist best known for large scale graphite on paper drawings. Numerous exhibits; based in Los Angeles.
Location: O'Donnell Hall

Saturday, October 14, 3-5 p.m.
Conversation with curator Laura Wellen, artists Hellen Ascoli and Reyes Josué Morales, and SMU Meadows Division of Art Chair James Sullivan
Location: Pollock Gallery

Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Jenni Sorkin writes on the intersection between of gender, material culture and contemporary art, and presents lectures at art institutions across the globe. Dr. Sorkin is assistant professor history of art and architecture at University of California Santa Barbara.
Location: O'Donnell Hall

Wednesday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates public life interventions that re-imagine individual, group and institutional behavior. Exhibited worldwide; associate professor and graduate director, School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.
Location: TBA

Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m.
MAOF (materials and crafts) examines the local culture of use and consumption of resources through relationships with the material environment, landscape, objects, ways of working, rhythms, scales and motives to produce. Projects conducted in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New York City. In collaboration with Ignite Arts Dallas.
Location: TBA

Wednesday, January 31, 7 p.m.
COBRA Tokyo-based artist and member of the artist run space XYZ Collective. XYZ is best known for presenting exhibitions which playfully question otherwise accepted assumptions behind art world presentation. Exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Warsaw, among other venues.
Location: TBA

Monday, February 5, 7 p.m.
Mariko Paterson Vancouver-born artist specializing in ceramic works and sculpture, now based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where she focuses on producing a subversive strain of ceramic work as well as serve the community with an education of the arts.
Location: TBA

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