Mason School of Art | Visual Voices
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Visual Voices

Visual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design.

In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series offers students the opportunity to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

The lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on select Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, please contact, Harold Linton.

Past Speakers have included: Anne Harris, Dean Kessmann, Kevin Wyllie, Alyce Myatt, Barry Nemett, R.G. Brown, Karen Kunc, Lynell Burmark, Lucy Lippard, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Steve Heller, Rusty Smith, W.C. Richardson, William Dunlap, Lori Nix, Robert Whitman, Steve Kurtz, James Elkins, Ellen Lupton, Pyllis Rosenzweig, Terry Barret, Kuiyi Shen, Renee Stout, Sam Gilliam, John Moore, Bill Christenberry, Carrie and Kevin Burke.

Visual Voices 2019–2020

FALL 2019

September 5, 2019
Buzz Spector, “Buzz Spector: I stack things. I tear stuff up”

September 26, 2019
Tom Ashcroft, “Workingman Collective: Navigating a Collaborative Practice”

October 10, 2019
Kristine Potter, “Mythologizing America”

October 24, 2019
Daniel Wickerham and Malcolm Lomax, “Supplementals, Collective Consciousness, and Communicable Diseases”


February 6, 2020
Dorothy Moss, “Active Presence at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery: Reverberations of the Obama Portraits”

February 20, 2020
Melanie Buffington, “The Past is Present”

March 5, 2020
Larry Issa and Joe Jamaldinian, “Marvelous Tales”

March 19, 2020
D. Dominick Lombardi, “Resilience and Evolution”