Visiting Artists

The Boston University School of Visual Arts’ Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series invites renowned professional artists, designers, and critics to engage with the BU community. Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exposure to the lecturers’ work, entering into dialogues about the art-making process, as well as benefiting from individual studio visits and critiques. Visiting artist lectures are free and open to the public.

Past lecturers include:

  • Chuck Close in conversation with Rob Storr
  • Jenny Saville
  • Laurie Anderson
  • William Kentridge
  • Roberta Smith and Jerry Saltz
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Brice Marden
  • Kiki Smith
  • Jack Whitten
  • Pat Steir
  • Dana Schutz
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Maya Lin
  • Matthew Ritchie in conversation with Jerry Saltz
  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Walton Ford
  • Vik Muniz
  • Janine Antoni
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Miranda July
  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Hanneline Rogeberg
  • Rackstraw Downes
  • Magdalena Campos Pons
  • Thomas Struth
  • Ursula Von Rydingsvard
  • Carol Becker
  • Yvonne Rainer
  • Neil Welliver
  • Wayne Thiebaud
  • Peter Scheldahl
  • Nancy Grossman
  • Vija Celmins
  • Alison Saar
  • Susanna Coffey
  • Ledelle Moe
  • Janet Fish
  • Grace Hartigan
  • Graham Nickson
  • Philip Pearlstein
  • Sandy Skoglund
  • Dore Ashton