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School of Visual Arts

Anderson Lecture Series

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 at the end of the semester in which they occur.

03/2019

Anderson Lecture Series presents Nicola Brandt

 

Lecture Time:  Tuesday, April 9, 3:00 p.m.  

Lecture Title:  Parallel, but Elsewhere: Contesting the Colonial Archive

Lecture Location: Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art

 

NICOLA BRANDT is a...

01/2019

Anderson Lecture Series presents Yevgeniya Baras

 

Lecture Time: Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m.  

Lecture Location: Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art

Yevgeniya Baras is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Yevgeniya has a BA and MS from the University of...

Anderson Lecture Series Welcomes Larry Ossei-Mensah and Katie Fuller

 

Lecture Time: Tuesday, January 29, 4 p.m.  

Lecture Title: Race & Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal

Lecture Location: 145 HUB Flex Theatre in the HUB-Robeson Center 

 

Kicking off our...

John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Spring 2019 Lineup

 

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 January,...

02/2019

Anderson Lecture Series presents Stephanie J. Williams

 

Lecture Time: Tuesday, February 19, 11:30 a.m.  

Lecture Title: Too Obviously From An Animal

Lecture Location: Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art

 

STEPHANIE WILLIAMS is a Washington, D.C.-based...

10/2018

Anderson Lecture Series Welcomes Caroline Wells Chandler

 

Lecture Time: Tuesday, October 23 at 11:30am

Lecture Title: “Caroline Wells Chandler: Queering Folk”

Lecture Location: Palmer Museum of Art, Lipcon Auditorium 

 

Stemming out of a 1970s feminist craft history...

09/2018

Martha Wilson
 
Lecture Time: Thursday, September 20 at 1p.m.
Lecture Title: ...

08/2018

Anderson Lecture Series Fall 2018 Lineup
 
The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors...

03/2018

Catherine Haggarty
 
Lecture time: Wednesday, March 28 from 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Palmer Museum of Art, Lipcon Auditorium 
 
CATHERINE HAGGARTY is an...

02/2018

Mark Dion Visiting Anderson Lecturer

Artist MARK DION creates large-scale installations, and fantastical cabinets that question established archaeological, museum, and scientific practices in contemporary society. His lecture titled “Mark Dion: Misadventures of a Contemporary...

01/2018

Sarah Rose Sharp, Anderson lecturer

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by Sarah Rose Sharp as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, and multimedia artist. A Kresge Literary...

SP18 Anderson Collective

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 January 31, the spring...

11/2017

SPURSE

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by SPURSE as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. SPURSE members Matthew Friday and Iain Kerr are part of  a collective of...

Deborah Brown

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by Deborah Brown as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Deborah Brown works in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a neighborhood she helped pioneer as an artist and...

10/2017

George Ferrandi

American artist George Ferrandi is currently working with communities around the country to develop an intergalactic cultural festival called JUMP!STAR. Its inaugural iteration has been awarded an NEA Our Town grant and...

09/2017

Ken Johnson FA17 Anderson Visitor

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by Ken Johnson as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series....

Anderson FA17 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 September, the fall...

03/2017

Erik Parker Poster

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Erik Parer...

Mike Andrews Feature Image

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Mike Andrews as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Mike Andrews’ tapestries, sculptures, and animations taunt the categorizations of textile,...

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