The Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts is hosting 24 artists and designers throughout the fall semester, including public talks by Forensic Architecture, Tega Brain, Alison O’Daniel, and Regina José Galindo. All lectures listed below will be accessible to external audiences via Zoom; admission is free.
Each lecture series is an essential element of the school’s two-year MFA programs in Visual Arts and Design, complementing rigorous studio practice, seminars, and research. The Visiting Artist series is selected by MFA students and presents renowned artists, curators, writers, and critics from across a wide spectrum of contemporary practices who offer individual studio visits and evening public talks. The Design lecture series is curated by Design faculty, illuminating a range of perspectives on the role of design in society.
Past visiting artists include Alfredo Jaar, Raque Ford, A.L. Steiner, American Artist, Ohad Meromi, Ei Arakawa, Juan Sanchez, and Nicole Eisenman, among others. Previously featured Design speakers include Alice Wong, Ekene Ijeoma, David Reinfurt, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Prem Krishnamurthy, and Amelia Winger-Bearskin.
Fall 2021 Speakers
Design Lecture Series
Virtual; lectures begin at 5pm (ET) unless otherwise indicated
Louise Sandhaus | October 5Forensic Architecture | October 12Schessa Garbutt | October 19Shiraz Gallab | October 26 (6:30pm)Cybele Grandjean | November 2Nika Fisher | November 9Channel | November 15Nontsi Mutiti | November 23Tega Brain | November 30
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Virtual; lectures begin at 7pm (ET)
Dora Budor | October 8Gabrielle Civil | October 13 Charles Mason III | October 20 Sydney Shen | October 27 Muriel Hasbun | November 3Danielle Mckinney | November 10 New Red Order | November 17Regina José Galindo | November 22 Kyla Schuller | November 29 Mindy Seu | December 1 Kameelah Janan Rasheed | December 8 Alison O’Daniel | December 15
For access links and more information, visit masongross.rutgers.edu. Closed captioning is available.