Meena Hasan, "From Tipu’s Tent, spiral top" (2020), acrylic, Tyvek, and Flashe on Okawara paper, 67 × 77 inches (image courtesy the artist)

Hosted by the MFA programs in Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Design at Boston University School of Visual Arts, the Tuesday Night Lecture Series brings practicing artists and curators to BU to present their work and engage with graduate students. The series is an integral component of BU School of Visual Arts’ MFA programs, which provide two years of intensive studio practice, research support, and artistic community in the heart of Boston University’s urban campus. In addition to a lecture, visiting artists meet with students for individual and group critiques as well as hands-on workshops.

“This series brings students into conversation with artists and curators who are defining and redefining contemporary art,” says Josephine Halvorson, Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting. “An integral part of the curriculum, it teaches the importance of community and of the diverse approaches to painting, sculpture, and design in the 21st century.”

Boston University School of Visual Arts is pleased to welcome Dona Nelson as the featured artist for this year’s Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture, named in honor of alumnus Tim Hamill.

Past Tuesday Night Lecture Series visiting artists include Nicole Awai, Yevgenia Barras, Meriem Bennani, Matt Bollinger, Jordan Casteel, Mathew Cerletty, Caroline Wells Chandler, Fiona Connor, Abigail DeVille, Rochelle Feinstein, Gordon Hall, Anthea Hamilton, Jerome Harris, Corin Hewitt, Tom Holmes, Tishan Hsu, Tomashi Jackson, Steffani Jemison, Vishal Jugdeo, Allison Katz, Caitlin Keogh, Steve Locke, Adam Milner, Troy Michie, Ulrike Müller, Tammy Nguyen, Arcmanoro Niles, Jennifer Packer, Karthik Pandian, Gala Porras-Kim, Daniela Rivera, Andy Robert, Peter Saul, Matt Saunders, Jim Skuldt, Tschabalala Self, Alexandria Smith, Emily Mae Smith, Kianja Strobert, Catherine Sullivan, Sulki & Min, Julianne Swartz, Barbara Takenaga, John Welchman, Didier William, Adrian Wong, Caroline Woolard, and Lisa Yuskavage.

Fall 2021 Speakers

  • Meena Hasan | Monday, September 20, 5:30pm 
  • Dona Nelson, Tim Hamill Lecture | Thursday, October 7, 5:00pm 
  • William Downs | Tuesday, October 19, 7:30pm 
  • Catalina Ouyang | Tuesday, October 26, 7:30pm 
  • Dell Hamilton | Tuesday, November 9, 7:30pm 
  • Graham Anderson | Tuesday, November 16, 7:30pm 
  • Anthony Romero | Tuesday, November 30, 7:30pm 

For more information on the Fall 2021 visiting artists, visit