The University of Houston School of Art is proud to announce its Fall 2020 Visiting Speaker Series, featuring practitioners and thinkers at the forefront of contemporary art, criticism, and design. Four distinguished guests offer a diverse range of perspectives on the most pertinent issues facing today’s makers and scholars.

The series is a key component of students’ experience at the UH School of Art. In addition to presenting their work to a large audience of students and community members, speakers spend extended periods engaging directly with students in small gatherings for focused debate and conversation, adopting formats tailored to their individual practice. Past engagements have included hands-on workshops, masterclasses, studio visits, demonstrations, and interactive performances. Recent guests include Charlene Villaseñor Black, Beverly Fishman, Coco Fusco, Jeffrey Gibson, David Rokeby, RaMell Ross, Richard The, and Margaret Wertheim.

This fall the series goes online, broadcasting via Zoom, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live. All lectures are free and open to the public. 

Fall 2020 Visiting Speaker Series Schedule

About the University of Houston School of Art
The School of Art celebrates art and design as drivers of culture, recognizing their foremost significance in maintaining a civil society’s vitality. It is committed to connecting the creativity of art to the practice of global citizenship, equipping students with strategies for making and tools for living that value diverse human expression, ethics, and social engagement. Artists, designers, and art historians who graduate from the School of Art are trained to inform, engage, and move people toward a better understanding of one another and the communities we inhabit. 

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