Art Department hosting free public lectures on Wednesdays this fall

Want to discover the latest developments in fine art, craft, and design?

The UW–Madison School of Education’s Art Department is hosting a weekly series of free public lectures by some of the nation’s most prominent artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors.

Lectures in the Fall 2020 Visiting Artist Colloquium Series take place every Wednesday during the academic year, from 5 to 6:15 p.m., online via Blackboard Collaborate.

Installation, by artist Sama Alshaibi, who will speak on Nov. 18

Upcoming lectures include:

  • Oct. 21: Carlos Javier Ortiz, a director, cinematographer and documentary photographer who focuses on urban life, gun violence, racism, poverty, and marginalized communities.
  • Oct. 28: Adam DelMarcelle, whose work focuses on design activism and the role of the graphic witness to expose and document societal injustice.
  • Nov. 4: Shannon R. Stratton, a Canadian artist, writer, and curator. Stratton’s multi-disciplinary practice approaches organizing cultural platforms and events as collaborative, context-responsive acts of care that seek to re-think institutional orthodoxy.
  • Nov. 11: Jen Bervin, whose complex yet elegant multidisciplinary work results from poetic and conceptual investigations of material, and from research and collaboration with artists and specialists ranging from material scientists to literary scholars.
  • Nov. 18: Sama Alshaibi, whose photographs, videos, and immersive installations examine the mechanisms of fragmentation in the aftermath of war and exile.
  • Dec. 2: The Art Department’s MFA candidates, presenting their interdisciplinary work to the public.

Learn more about all upcoming lectures on the Art Department’s website, here.

The Fall 2020 Visiting Artist Colloquium Series is supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust.