Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars

The School of Art is dedicated to bringing in renowned artists, designers, and scholars to the University of Arkansas to provide students and the community comprehensive experiences in the practice and study of fine arts and design. 

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Kayla Crenshaw, director of admin & communications                      


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(479) 575-5202

Fine Arts Center,             School of Art
340 N. Garland
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Welcome to the School of Art Visiting Lecture Series. 

These programs are made possible through the generous support of the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation and the Joy Pratt Markham Visiting Lecture Endowment. These lectures would not be possible without their contributions

Spring 2022

_Yasmine Díaz, a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores the connections between personal experience and larger social, political structures.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

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_Nikki Greene, an art historian and Associate Professor examining African and African American identities, music, the body, and feminism in 20th century and contemporary art at Wellesley College.  

This lecture has been postponed until fall 2022, stay tuned for a new date.

_Caroline Kent, Visual Artist

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.


_Lauren Lee McCarthy, Associate Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts and an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.


McCarthy was previously scheduled to lecture on February 3 and had  be postponed to April 14 due to inclement weather.

_Juan Carlos Castro, Chair and Associate Professor, Art Education at the University of Concordia

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.


Fall 2021

_Dori Tunstall, Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University

Thursday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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_Simphiwe Ndzube, Artist

Thursday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m.

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_Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, Assistant Professor of Art Education and Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Thursday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m.

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_Josephine Halvorson, Artist

Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m.

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_Cassils,  Visual Artist

Thursday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m.

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_Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Visual Artist, School of Visual Arts

Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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Michelle McCoy

Matty Davis

Dana Frankfort

Matt Ducklo

Zach Feuer

Amy Elkins

Adam Welch

Dr. Rachel Z. DeLue

Barb Smith

Santa Barraza

Daniel Peterson

Michael Yip

Andrew Watkin

Carrie Moyer

Emma Nishimara

Matty Davis

Alicia Eggert

Jamie Warren

Zach Feuer

Dana Frankfort

Corin Hewitt

Future Revival

Jelili Atiku


Sarah Greenberger Rafferty

Mike Calway-Fagen

Yoonmi Nam

Dr. Bernard Young

Osamu James Nakagawa

Nicole Cherubini

Janet Ballweg

Thomas Lyon Mills

Anthony Stellaccio

Ken Kewley

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Antionette Caroll

Dr. Patricia Simons


Spring 2021

_Jan. 25, 6 p.m., Art Education and Center for the Study of Childhood At invites all to:

Dr. Sylvia Kind and Dr. Cristina Delgado Vintimilla virtual talk, 'Choreographies of Practice: Mutualities & Sympoetic Becomings in Early Childhood Education.' Preregister at:

_University of Arkansas McIlroy Family Visiting Professorship Lecture + Roundtable

Co-organized by the School of Art, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Art Bridges Foundation


_11:30-12:30: lecture, Philip J. Deloria, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University

_12:30-1 p.m.: break

_1:2:30 p.m.: roundtable

  • Roundtable participants:
  • Philip J. Deloria, Standing Rock Sioux, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Dyani White Hawk, Sičangu Lakota, artist
  • Wanda Nanibush, Anishinaabe-kwe, Curator of Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Georgina Uhlyarik, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Amy Lonetree, Ho-Chunk, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Sascha Scott, Associate Professor of Art History, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Syracuse University

Fall 2020

  • Kate Bingaman-Burt, Printmaking
  • Tricia Treacy, Printmaking
  • Naomi Nakazato, Printmaking
  • Kieran Riley Abbot, Printmaking 
  • Alex Mendex, Art Education
  • Elizabeth Denneau, Art Education
  • Caroline Sinders, Graphic Design
  • Silas Munro, Graphic Design
  • Ayumi Hori, Ceramics
  • Osa Atoe, Ceramics