University of Oregon

Department of Art


The Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series exposes our students–as well as members of the general public–to innovative and influential artists, curators, critics, and historians from around the world.  The department invites speakers to lecture about their work and to engage with students in small groups or individual studio visits as part of the Visiting Artist Program.

Two annual endowed lectures, the George and Matilda Fowler Lecture and the Davis Family Lecture, bring in particularly high-profile guest speakers who challenge our assumptions about art and have broad relevance across media. 

All lectures are free, open to the public and are usually scheduled for Thursday evenings at 6pm in Lawrence Hall, unless otherwise noted.

A video archive of recent lectures can be found on the Department of Art’s UO Channel.

Students may register for the Department of Art course ART 407 and receive 1 unit of credit for attending the Visiting Artist Lectures.


Visiting Artists