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Studio Art

Visiting Artists and Scholars

The Department of Art and Art History regularly invites exciting and prominent artists, critics, and art historians to campus to give public lectures and to interact with students.  Both the Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar Program, which began at Mary Baldwin in 1996, and the Susan Paul Firestone Lecture in Contemporary Art, inaugurated in 2006, have greatly enriched the atmosphere and curriculum in the studio art major. For information on other upcoming speakers, visit the MBC Lectures page.

Past Visiting Artists and Critics

  • Josef Bolf, 2014-15 Susan Paul Firestone Lecturer in Contemporary Art
  • Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, 2013-14 Susan Paul Firestone Lecturers in Contemporary Art
  • Aurora Robson, 2012-13 Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist
  • Inka Essenhigh, 2012-13 Susan Paul Firestone Lecturer in Contemporary Art
  • Laylah Ali, 2011-12 Susan Paul Firestone Lecturer in Comtemporary Art
  • Oliver Herring, 2009-10 Susan Paul Firestone Lecturer in Contemporary Art
  • Judy Pfaff, 2008-09 Susan Paul Firestone Lecturer in Contemporary Art
  • Janine Antoni, 2007-08 Susan Paul Firestone Lecturer in Contemporary Art
  • Alberto Rey, painter
  • Ron Johnson, painter
  • Leon Golub, painter
  • Suzi Gablik, critic
  • Robert Storr, curator and critic
  • Joan Snyder, painter and Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar 1998-99
  • Melissa Miller, painter and Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar 1999-2000
  • Richard Fleischner, site-specific artist and Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar
    2002-03
  • Thomas Nozkowski, painter and Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar 2003-04
  • Elizabeth King, sculptor
  • Terrie Sultan, curator
  • Richard Carlyon, multi-media artist
  • Sharon Farmer, photographer
  • Claudia Bernardi, mixed-media artist and Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar
    2006-07
  • Margaret Evangeline, painter and Firestone Lecturer in Contemporary Art
    2006-07