Anderson Lectures

The Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series was established in 2001 through the generous support of John M. Anderson, Penn State Professor Emeritus.  The result of Dr. Anderson’s love of the philosophy of art and painting, his endowment contributes to the creative and intellectual life of the campus.  The series sponsors leading artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year.  Dr. Anderson, an Evan Pugh Research Professor of Philosophy, was a long-time faculty member and three-time department head in the Department of Philosophy and the first director of Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.  Lectures are free and open to the public.  Videos are generally uploaded two to four weeks after the lecture date, but production may result in delays.

03/2014

Orphan

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Nancy Youdelman as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Youdelman’s lecture From There to Here­–Four Decades as a Feminist Artist...

02/2014

Julian Stair Promo

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Julian Stair as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.  Julian Stair investigates and complicates the role of functional pottery in contemporary...

01/2014

Anderson SP14 Comprehensive Poster

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year.  Beginning in February, the...

11/2013

Bradford Image

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Katherine Bradford as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.  Bradford is known for her vividly colorful...

10/2013

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Tim Roda as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Roda’s work travels between installation, photography, and performance. Although his...

Brent Green

On Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm in Schwab Auditorium, Brent Green will present a live performance of Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, with audio and musical accompaniment. The event is a centerpiece in the programming for the “Uncanny October...

09/2013

Jenny Mendes Cups

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by Ohio-based artist Jenny Mendes as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.  Mendes creates playful, brightly colored...

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series is proud to present visiting artist and lecturer, Mark Sheinkman, Wednesday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.

Sheinkman is a New York City-based painter and printmaker...

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series is proud to present visiting artist and lecturer, Christa Assad, Monday, September 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.
Assad is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist. She received a...

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series is proud to present visiting artist and lecturer, Judith Bernstein, Tuesday, September 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.  Bernstein has created expressive drawings that boldly critique...

The power of art is often found in those uncanny spaces between formal abstraction and the narratives of representation. This exhibition investigates the uncanny spaces between these two diametric points through the work of eighteen alumni of the...

04/2013

Leslie King-Hammond Poster Image

The Penn State School of Visual Arts is pleased to announce a visit by Leslie King-Hammond as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Free and open to the public, King-Hammond’s lecture will take place Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.,...

03/2013

March 25, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Daniel Heyman as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.  Daniel Heyman is a painter...

Michael Barnes is a master printmaker whose work is held in museums, corporate, and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is Associate Professor of Art – Printmaking, and Coordinator of Graduate Studies School of Art, Northern...

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by sculptor and digital artist Mary Bates Neubauer as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Neubauer is known for her...