Visiting Artists

To animate the practice of contemporary fine arts and design, visiting artists from around the globe add a real-world dimension to a MassArt education.

Visiting artists of diverse backgrounds frequently join the MassArt community for a few days, weeks, or months. Through lectures, slide talks, gallery walkthroughs, symposia, and residencies, these artists share their perspectives on practicing their chosen craft.

Visits often coincide with exhibitions of artists' work, granting MassArt students the unique opportunity to participate in mounting professional installations. While some visits are intimately tied to curricula, others are designed to fill a gap or broaden the student experience. The one constant is that all visits are anything but predictable.

Visiting Artists 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Timothy Horn '04 MFA
Inspired by jewelry design from the court of Louis XVI and 19th-century zoology studies, Timothy Horn’s works are reflections on the potency of the artificially ornate and the organic.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017: Rob Wynne
Rob Wynne's shimmering works are simultaneously poetic, humorous, and tragic. Not formally trained in glass, Wynne has developed an experimental approach to the medium. His poured glass sculptures, though seemingly haphazard, are in fact carefully designed installations.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017: 
Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture: Dr. Carole Boyce Davies
Dr. Carole Boyce Davies is Professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University. She is the author of several books and the editor of numerous critical anthologies and essay collections, including The Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora. Throughout her work as a scholar, mentor, and writer, she devotes herself to social justice and anti-racist and anti-sexist politics.


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