Visiting Artists and Lecturers Series

The Department of Art and Art History has an active visiting artists and lecturers program in conjunction with the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art and the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. We bring vanguard artists who represent the entire spectrum of contemporary art to campus in order to supplement the strength and expertise of the faculty. Our Visiting Artists and Lecturers Series is an integral part of the undergraduate and graduate experience at The University of Alabama in which artists, critics, and scholars present public lectures and offer individual critiques to students in our graduate program. This series is intrinsic to our mission of outreach to the university community and beyond.

UPCOMING LECTURE Yvonne Petkus, VIsiting Artist

Yvonne Petkus, Associate Professor at Western Kentucky University, will give a public talk, “Process Painting – Finding Imagery,” Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 6:30 pm, in 205 Smith Hall. Professor Petkus will discuss the use of serial painting as a means to navigate philosophical and psychological states of ambiguity, distortion, and fragmentation. The event is funded by the Painting Area of the UA Department of Art and Art History.


FEB 21 Yvonne Petkus


March 1 Caroline Seebohm (Ann Norton exhibition lecturer)
March 20 Justin Cooper
September 5 Brian Novatney (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture) Brian Novatny, "Vying for Her Attention," oil on panel, 40 x 60 inches, courtesy Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta.
October 10 Ellen Siebers
October 24 James Sherman Brantley (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series)


March 4 Tim Barringer
April 15 Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
April 19 Howardena Pindell (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series)
September 8 Anthony Castronovo
September 21 Willie Cole (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture) Image courtesy Willie Cole
October 11 Sheila Pree Bright (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series)
October 19 Fred Stonehouse (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)


February 10-11 Drive-By Press
February 23 Amy Pleasant
March 12-13 Clive King
October 7 Lester Van Winkle (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)
October 14 Wadsworth Jarrell (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series) AmyPleasantweb

See photos of some of our Visiting Artists and Lecturers events!

Past Visiting Artists and Lecturers

Tom Armstrong, Dir. Emeritus, Whitney Museum (NYC)
Carrie Barratt, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
Graham Boettcher, Curator, Birmingham Museum of Art (AL)
Yve-Alain Bois, art historian/educator (NYC)
Chakaia Booker, artist (NYC) Krista Thompson, 2009 ARH Symposium speaker
Santiago Cal, artist/educator (Lincoln, NE)
Mel Chin, artist (NYC)
William Christenberry, artist, alumnus (Washington, DC/Tuscaloosa, AL)
Les Christensen, artist/curator (Jonesboro, AR)
Jerry Cullum, Sr. Editor, Art Papers (Atlanta, GA)
Hamlett Dobbins, artist/educator (Memphis, TN)
Jack Earl, artist (Ohio)
Vernon Fisher, artist/educator (Denton, TX)
Beverly Fishman, artist/educator (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Peter Flannary, artist/educator (Madison, WI)
Sylvie Fortin, Editor, Art Papers (Atlanta, GA)
Linda Francis, artist/educator (NYC) Graham Boettcher, curator, Birmingham Museum of Art
Cheryl Goldsleger, artist/educator (Atlanta, GA)
Edwin Jager, artist/educator (Oshkosh, WI)
Paul R. Jones, collector (Atlanta, GA)
Terri Jones, artist (Memphis, TN)
John Hitchcock, artist/educator (Madison, WI)
Il Young Kim, artist (Seoul, South Korea)
Clive King, artist (Miami, FL)
Tony Matelli, artist (NYC)
Christopher McNulty, artist/educator (Auburn, AL)
Aimee Miller, artist (Atlanta, GA) (Paul R. Jones Lecturer)
Samuel Mockbee, artist/architect/educator (Auburn, AL)
David Moos, curator (Toronto, ON)
Clarence Morgan, artist/educator (Minneapolis, MN)
Cornelia Parker, artist (NYC)
Fahamu Pecou, artist (NYC) (Paul R. Jones Artist Lecturer)
Mario Petrirena, artist (Decatur, GA) (Paul R. Jones Lecturer)
Judy Pfaff, artist/educator (NYC)
Pete Pinnell, artist/educator (Lincoln, NE)
Amy Pleasant, artist (Birmingham, AL, and NYC)
James Ramer, artist/educator (NYC)
Helena Reckitt, curator (Atlanta, GA)
Stephen Rosenberg, art dealer (NYC)
John Salvest, artist/educator (Jonesboro, AR)
Cort Savage, artist/educator (Davidson, NC)
Tony Scherman, artist (NYC)
Barry Schwabsky, art critic/poet (London, UK)
Patterson Sims, curator/museum director (NYC)
elin O’Hara slavick, artist/educator (Chapel Hill, NC)
Buzz Spector, artist/educator (Ithaca, NY)
Freddie Styles, artist (Atlanta, GA) (Paul R. Jones Lecturer)
Krista Thompson, art historian (Northwestern University)
Ursula Von Rydingsvard, artist (NYC)
Deborah Willis, artist/educator (Durham, NC)
Lance Winn, artist/educator (Newark, DE)

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