Visting Artists, Designers & Critics
The Sam Fox School brings nationally and internationally recognized artists, designers, architects, historians, and critics to campus, promoting new ideas in practice, theory, and technology. Invited speakers often participate in studio visits and even conduct one-on-one reviews of work.
In addition, the BFA and BA programs invite external designers, artists, critics, theorists, and distinguished guests to campus to review students’ exhibitions and conduct studio visits at the end of each academic year.
New York artist David Humphrey worked with students during a a one-day workshop with Island Press.
The Q&A with Ai Weiwei, in conjunction with his exhibition at the Kemper Art Museum, was one of the recent highlights of the Public Lecture Series. Learn more about past and upcoming speakers.
Past Public Lecture Series speakers include:
Diana Al-Hadid / Laylah Ali /Morehshin Allahyari / Gabriel Asfour / Dave Hullfish Bailey / Reinhard Bek / Xu Bing / Maggie Breslin / Gaby Brink / Michael Ray Charles / Seymour Chwast / Huey Copeland / Leah Dickerman / Mark Dion / Catherine Dossin / Henrik Drescher / Sam Durant / Omer Fast / Lisa D. Freiman / Tom Friedman / Coco Fusco / Thomas W. Gaehtgens / Orly Genger / Michelle Grabner / Pablo Helguera / Candice Hopkins / David Humphrey / Alfredo Jaar / Natasha Jen / Michael Joo / William Kentridge / Sylvia Koblowski / Erica Kochi / Ruby Lerner / Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle / Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) / Wangechi Mutu / Shaun O'Dell / Trevor Paglen / Jaume Plensa / John Douglas Powers / Shelley Rice / Julian Rosefeldt / Lisa Sanditz / Anne Schaefer / Beverly Semmes / Duane Slick / Christopher Sperandio / Martino Stierli / Michael Taylor / Jan Tumlir / Victoria Vesna / Carrie Mae Weems / Ai Weiwei / Pae White / Paula Wilson / Peter Yost