Visiting Artists, Scholars and Designers

  • Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel

    Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel 

MISSION

Throughout their tenure at the Frostic School of Art, students learn that making art is not the sole component of what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.  Artists must also develop professional contacts, learn to speak freely about their work, answer challenging questions, contextualize and promote their work.

The mission of Frostic School of Art’s Visiting Artist program is tri-fold:  to provide students direct, meaningful contact with working artists, both established and emerging; to elevate the regional, national, and international profile of the Frostic School of Art and Richmond Center for Visual Arts; and to nurture a sense of community among students, faculty and staff within WMU’s College of Fine Arts.

As a program that integrates all disciplines within the Frostic School of Art, our Visiting Artist Program also encourages students to step beyond their given major and explore techniques outside their given practice. As such, the Visiting Artist program provides a broad and solid foundation that seeks to expand each students’ view of professional practice after graduation.

HISTORY

Since the 1960s, the rich history of the Frostic School of Art’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Program includes such curators, writers and artists as Richard Hunt, Christo, Jerry Saltz, Julia Christensen, Roger Shimomura, Eleanor Heartney, Lucy R. Lippard, John Cage, Ivan C. Karp, Benny Andrews, Squeak Carnwath, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Chun-Hak Oh, Yoshisuke Funasaka, Brigit Skiold, Maria Gaspar, Tyanna Buie, Ashley Hunt, Patterson Sims, Dr. David Pilgrim, Victoria Finlay and Lev Manovich, among hundreds of others. 

All lectures and discussions are free and open to the public.  Visit the exhibitions website for more information: http://wmich.edu/art/exhibitions

2019-2020 Schedule 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 
Motoko Furuhashi
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Justin Lincoln
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Eric Souther
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Monday, October 28, 2019
Jerry Saltz
Visiting Art Critic Lecture
Knauss Hall
room 3502 at 6:00 p.m. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ladislav Hanka
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Shaun Leonardo
Visiting Artist Lecture
Knauss Hall
room 2452 at 6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Laleh Mehran
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Chris Coleman
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Erik Waterkotte
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Lev Manovich
Visiting Scholar Lecture
Knauss Hall
room 3502 at 6:00 p.m. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Paul Catanese
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Naomi van Niekerk
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

 

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