Public Events Archive

Art and Art Professions

Public Events Archive

Spring 2017

May 8, 2017
Rocking Fashion: Françoise Hardy, Courtney Love, Patti Smith, DEVO
In conjunction with the exhibition, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, this panel examined how DEVO and other musicians of our time employ clothing and accessories to craft their stage personas. Moderated by Nancy Deihl, Director of Costume Studies MA Program, with speakers Anna Burckhardt, Intern, and Stephanie Kramer, Research Assistant, both Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; and Colleen Hill, Curator of Costume and Accessories, The Museum of FIT.

May 1, 2017 
Through Being Cool: The Music Videos of Mark Mothersbaugh and Devo 
In conjunction with the exhibition, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, Jesse Bransford, Chair of Art & Art Professions, screened and provided commentary on selections from DEVO's groundbreaking music videos, the earliest of which predate not only MTV but also the band's studio recordings. |

April 5, 2017
The  MS Art Therapy group held an event that showcased the works of art created by artists from the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center. Artists included Sylvia Baker, Oksana Borukhova, Inez Coello-Martinez, Diane Lightbourne, Robert Martinez, Andrea McAdoo, Christina Mitchell, Fatma Otar, Terri Spring-Robinson, Pam Roth, Merna Stacy, Shawn Warrick. 

April 1, 2017
NYU Costume Studies held an event discussion on Native American fashion and design.  Native American style is diverse and inspirational, ranging from custom pieces for ceremonial wear to skateboard t-shirts. A connecting thread is Native designers’ frequent references to traditional forms and motifs. This program was presented in conjunction with "Native Fashion Now," an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum that was on display at the National Museum of the American Indian – New York, the George Gustav Heye Center, in lower Manhattan.

March 16, 2017
The Graduate Art Therapy Program hosted a presentation by Jane McAdam Freud. A notable artist in own right, Jane McAdam Freud has been largely influenced by the works of her great grandfather, Sigmund Freud.

February 22, 2017
John Cohen, photographer, musician, filmmaker, artist, and professor emeritus of SUNY Purchase College; and Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and author of The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design, 1930-1995(Yale University Press, 2015) discussed Cohen's role in the downtown art and music scene in the early 1950s and early '60s. 

February 15, 2017
Reverberations: Historical and Art Historical Collisions
Having explored social issues around art in New York during the 1950s and ’60s—a moment in American history that is both transitional and transformative—this roundtable discussion examined the proliferation of art and other visual images relating to the Holocaust, the Cold War, civil rights, free speech, and access to, separation from, and collision of public and private space. Moderated by Norman Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, with speakers Steven Nelson, professor of ArtHistory, University of California at Los Angeles; Lisa Saltzman, professor of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College; and Andrew Weiner, assistant professor of art theory and criticism inArt & Art Professions, NYU.

Februrary 1, 2017
SOVEREIGNTY: The Indigenous Present
This panel revolved around Indigenous contemporary art and the systemic flaws of institutions and existing social structures that continue to classify and silence indigenous peoples. 
Panelists include:Duane Linklater (artist who was on view at 80WSE), Tanya Lukin Linklater (artist), Audra Simpson (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia), Jackson Polys (artist).

January 30, 2017
Performing Fashion: New York City
The curators of the 80WSE show hosted In Conversation with…, a panel discussion with performers of fashion from the worlds of art, music, burlesque, and design in conjunction with the exhibition that was on view at 80WSE. 

Fall 2016

November 21, 2016
Panel Discussion on Ruth Finley, Fashion Week and the "Fashion Calendar"
The Costume Studies M.A. Program of NYU Steinhardt is hosting a panel discussion on Ruth Finley. Footage of the feature documentary "Ruth Finley's Fashion Calendar" will also be previewed. The panel will be moderated by Beth Dincuff Charleston, Fashion Historian. Panelists participating included Ruth Finley, Founder and Former Publisher of Fashion Calendar; Marylou Luther, editor-in-chief, International Fashion Syndicate and Creative Director, Fashion Group International; Christian D. Bruun, Documentary Film Director and Producer; Tracy Jenkins Yoshimura, Executive Producer and Costume Studies faculty; and Natalie Nudell, Fashion and Textile Historian

November 18, 2016
The Collapsing Roles of the Art Educator and Curator
Today's museums must strive to be more responsive to both external constituencies (visitors and communities) and internal departments, where thoughtful collaboration is required when creating exhibitions, programs and events. Nowhere is this more important than between specialists working in education and curation. Join education and curatorial professionals from several NYC museums as they discuss ways to foster dialogical working environments when developing exhibitions and programming. Organized by Carli Beseau, '13. Manager of Interpretation, Education Department, Museum of Art and Design. Panelists include Alicia Boone, Associate Curator of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum; Megan Heuer, Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement, Whitney Museum of American Art; and Sara O'Keeffe, Assistant Curator, New Museum. 

October 28, 2016
Conference with participating scholars from NYU College of Arts and Science, Tisch School of the Arts, Steinhardt, NYU Law School, Latin American/Caribbean Studies Department, Liberal Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Institute. Organized by Dr. Dipti Desai, Associate Professor and Director of Art + Education Programs.

Program Flyer

Spring 2016

February 5 - February 7, 2016
The Occult Humanities Conference at NYU Steinhardt

A weekend-long symposium of fourteen lectures and performances which explore the influence of magical thought upon art, history, and contemporary culture. Tickets are required for the conference.

February 10, 2016, 7:00pm
Art Workings

Lecture and panel discussion with Professor Susan L. Aberth, Jesse Bransford, and William Breeze.

February 19, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Advocacy in the For-Profit Arts Sector

Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE) presents Advocacy in the For-Profit Arts Sector, a colloquium that will engage with concepts of how arts advocacy affects the for-profit arts sector.  

February 23, 2016, 6:30pm
Book Launch of Seeing Power: Art and Activism in th 21st Century

Nato Thompson, Chief Curator at Creative Time, and Gregory Sholette, artist, scholar, organizer, and professor, sit down to discuss Thompson's new book, Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century. To reserve a free spot please visit:

March 1, 2016, 6:30pm
Going Global, The Expanding Worlds of Iranian Art

This event features a panel discussion moderated by Lynn Gumpert, curator of Global/Local and director of the Grey Art Galley, NYU with speakers Media Farzin, art historian and Global/Local essayist; Leila Heller, president of Leila Heller Gallery, New York/Dubai; and Shulamit Nazarian, founder and director of Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles.

This event is co-sponsored by NYU Steinhardt's MA Program in Visual Arts Administration.

March 2, 2016, 6:00-7:30pm
Craig Smith Performance
*Open to NYU students

Craig Smith, PhD and Associate Professor at the University of Florida, is a visiting performance artist inviting students to participate in his performance, "Gun Club" about the performance of culture and the manipulation of market value. He will demonstrate "Gun Club," a Delaware Corporation, and lead a discussion regarding the purchase, disassembly, distribution, and reassembly of a facsimile 9MM caliber firearm in art museums and art fairs. 

This event is organized by Gerald Pryor, Faculty.

March 9, 2016, 3:00-5:00pm
Creative Arts Therapies Week

Join the Graduate Art Therapy Program as they embark on Creative Arts Therapies Week with communal, relfective art making.

March 25, 2016, 5:00pm
Artist Talk with Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera is an interdisplinary artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. His work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical and theatrical performances, and written fiction. Helguera's The School of Panamerican Unrest, a nomadic think-tank that physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, best exemplifies the intersection between his teaching and art practice. Covering almost 20,000 miles, it is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record and a pioneering example of socially engaged art. 

This artist talk is organized by the Art + Education program of the Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt.

April 1, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm
The Fifteenth Annual Richard Martin Costume Studies Symposium

The Fifteenth Annual Richard Martin Costume Studies Symposium 
will feature presentations by MA Candidates in NYU Steinhardt's Costume Studies Program including Ya'ara Keydar, Hannah Schiff, Lauren Taylor Wilson, and Shelly Tarter. Head Conservator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sarah Scaturro, will be featured as the guest speaker of the evening. A reception will follow the symposium on the sixth floor of the Barney Building. For more information please visit the webpage for Costume Studies Events.

Film :: Theory is a yearlong series of screenings, talks, and public discussions that aims to explore the relation between critical thought and the moving image. Instead of viewing philosophy as a way to explain cinema or film as a means to depict theory, we will explore how these mediums can work together, confront each other, or even begin to merge in the interest of larger intellectual and political projects. The series will include film adaptions of critical texts, video essays about the work of specific philosophers, and projects based on collaboration between theorists and experimental artists. Screenings will be accompanied by informal, speculative presentations by artists, scholars, and curators, and will be followed by collective discussion and light refreshments.

This series is part of the Steinhardt 125th Anniversary Celebration. Funding has been generously provided by the Steinhardt 125th Anniversary Grants, and by the Department of Art and Art Professions.

All screenings are on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Einstein Auditorium, Room 105 of the Barney Building.

February 10, 2016
Pasolini Pa* Palestine (dir. Ayreen Anastas, 2005)
Filmmaker Ayreen Anastas in person

February 24, 2016
Catch Phrases -- Catch Images (dir. Harun Farocki, 1986)
Videograms of a Revolution (dir. Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, 1992)
Presented by Martha Schwendener

March 9, 2016
Strike Anywhere (dir. Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida, 2009)
Filmmakers Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida in person

April 20, 2016
In Search of UIQ (dir. Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson, 2013)
Filmmakers Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson in person

May 4, 2016
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (dir. Isaac Julien, 1996)
Presented by Lyle Ashton Harris and Malik Gaines

April 26, 2016, 6:30pm
Designed for Living: Mid-century American Textiles

Mid-century American fabric design displays great diversity, in styles ranging from colonial revival to space-age and beyond. This panel will examine a variety of textiles from this fascinating period—when fine art, fashion, interior decor, and commercial design overlapped. This panel will be moderated by Nancy Deihl, director, MA Program in Costume Studies, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt; with speakers Meredith Busey, independent scholar; Karen Herbaugh, curator, American Textile History Museum, and catalogue essayist for Art for Every Home; and Leigh Wishner, curatorial assistant in Costume and Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

This program is supported by IFPDA; organized by NYU Steinhardt’s MA Program in Costume Studies, Department of Art and Art Professions, and the Grey Art Gallery; and offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists 1934-2000 on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, from April 19 through to July 9, 2016. 

April 27, 2016, 6:00pm
History and Design; From Prehistoric to Contemporary, A Lecture by Shabanali Ghorbani

Persian ceramics history dates back to the seventh millennium BCE starting with the production of coarse and unglazed wares - carrying on to production of the most beautiful and complicated luster-wares in the world. From centuries past and onward, Persian ceramics has responded to the changes and demands of politico-social events by adopting and refining new forms and designs and blending them into their own culture. This innovative attitude of Persian ceramics has survived through time and influenced many other cultures around the world. Visiting scholar, Shabanali Ghorbani, doctoral student in ceramic art education and teacher from the Crafts School, Art University of Isfahan, Iran will lecture on design motifs and themes that run through Iranian Art in ceramics.

April 29, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Art for Every Home Today

Although today's global art market is often viewed as elitist and opaque, Associated American Artists' desire to make art available to everyone continues. This panel will survey how websites, art fairs, and other sales channels are distributing works of art in more accessible and democratic ways. The panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Marcus, associate director, Galerie St. Etienne, and adjunct assistant professor, Visual Arts Administration MA Program, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt; with speakers Emmanuele Vinciguerra, chief operating officer, Artspace; Cristina Salmastrelli, director, Affordable Art Fair NYC, spring edition, and deputy regional managing director of the U.S.; Paige West, founder, Mixed Greens; and Ayesha Williams, manager, Visual Arts at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and NYU VAA MA Program '06 Alumna.

Art for Every Home Today is co-sponsored by NYU Steinhardt's Visual Arts Administration MA Program, and Grey Art Gallery; and offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists 1934-2000 on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, from April 19 through to July 9, 2016. 

NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Program in Art, Education, & Community Practice has organized a series of conversations in concert with their upcoming exhibition, The Fourth Demand: A Space for Sharing Ways of Knowing, on view in the Rosenberg Gallery from May 23 through to June 4, 2016. Below is the schedule for the program's series of conversations or "teach-ins" led by Art, Education, & Community Practice graduate students.  A "teach-in" is a meeting usually held on a college campus for lectures, debates, and discussions to raise awareness of or express a position on a social or political issue. The teach-ins will be held in the Rosenberg Gallery unless otherwise specified.

May 24, 2016, 6:30pm
Filipino America
Carol Cabrera

May 31, 2016, 6:30pm
Hidden Flowers
Federico Hewson

June 1, 2016, 5:00pm
Illuminating Neighborhood Change
Becky Neil

June 2, 2016, 6:30pm
Finger-Painting a Crisis: Conversations on Child Care
Erika Houle & Emily Caruso

June 3, 2016, 1:00pm
Signs of Stigmas
Sara Rubenson

June 4, 2016, 2:00pm
Below the Grid
Noah Fuller

Fall 2015

Lecture Series
9/10: Jon Kessler
9/17: David Humphrey
9/24: Jamie Isenstein
10/1: Cheryl Donegan
10/8: Xavier Cha
10/15: Leslie Hewitt
10/22: Sam Messer
10/29: Neil Goldberg
11/5: Luis Gispert
11/12: Josh Faught
11/19: Joanne Greenbaum
12/3: Darren Bader
12/9: Catalina Chervin
12/10: Wayne Koestenbaum

10/17: Film Costume / Rendering Realities, a one-day conference, focused on film costume and history.  A collaboration between two departments at NYU – the Cinema Studies program in Tisch School of the Arts and Costume Studies in NYU Steinhardt – Film Costume / Rendering Realities investigates film costume’s role in cinema’s multiple constructions of history and what impact those historical renditions have on culture.

11/10: Mud, Fire and Silk, featured Marta Nagy, Hungarian mixed-media artist and Fulbright Scholar in the USA, who discussed her personal reflections on nature through the use of clay in conjunction with various mixed-media.

11/15: Serpents and Eagles: Dress and Textiles of Southeast Asiaa costume symposium organized by the Costume Studies MA Program, celebrated the unique beauty of textiles and dress in the region of Southeast Asia, where tradition and innovation meet.

11/20: From Objects to Audience, Technology, Value, and the Arts, a technology symposium, examined the impact of new technologies on the arts. In a series of panels led by expert speakers across a variety of fields, we will investigate the range of concerns that have emerged in the arts over the past five years in response to new innovations in digital technology. Organized by Sarah Hromack, Faculty and hosted by the Department of Art and Art Professions, with support from the NYU Steinhardt 125th Anniversary Fund.

Spring 2015

Lecture Series
Jules De Balincourt
Luis Camnitzer
Simon Critchley
Keren Cytter
Alexander Galloway
Charline Von Heyl
Chris Martin
Michael Robbins
Mika Rottenberg
Richard Tuttle
Michael Williams
Jordan Wolfson


2/5: Keeping it Real: A Panel Discussion, hosted by the NYU Curatorial Collaborative (NYUCC) for the Absences/Presence exhibition in which a core sampling of the artisits and curators participate in a conversation moderated by Ian Cooper, Faculty.

2/6: Present/Future Panel: Artists' Books in the Age of Digital Communication examined the resurgence in artist's books and artists' publishing from various perspectives, and discussed future possibilities for the medium. Panelists included Paul Chan, Ben Davis, Miriam Katzeff, Molly Kleiman, and Lele Saveri with moderator, David Senior of the MoMA Library.

2/20: Creative Placemaking as Cultural Policy discussed the practice of Creative Placemaking, which integrates culture and art into the everday discourse and fabric of existing communities. The colloquium focused on Creative Placemaking initiatives of ArtPlace America. Panelists included Jamie Bennett, Nancy Biberman, Tia Powell Harris, Manuel Miranda, organized by the student organization, ACE - Advocates for Cultural Engagement.

2/25: Artists and Their Sphere of Influence, a discussion with Nate Lowman, BS and Collier Schorr moderated by Alison Gingeras addressed how artists of the exhibition Deliverance, at the Brant Foundation, influenced a younger generation of artits.

3/7: Paintings and Politics, a panel discussion moderated by Peter Rostovsky, engaged the idea of painting and its use as a political tool in a time of gross economic equality. Panelists included Kamrooz Aram, Anoka Faruqee, Marc Handelman, Carrie Moyer, Saul Ostrow, and Lise Soskolne.

3/10: Curator's Perspective: Naomi Beckwith was a talk with the Marilyn & Larry Fields Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presented by Idependent Curators International (ICI).

3/26: Carrie Mae Weems: Field of View and Other Minor Considerations, a reflection on the life and career of Carrie Mae Weems, as an installment of Performa Institute's Portrait of the Artist Series. 

3/27: CEOs in the Arts Series: Peggy Loard Interview by Roger Mandle, discussed strategies, challenges, and goals of national and international arts venues, presented by The Council on Arts Management Programs. 

4/10: The 14th Annual Richard Marth Visual Culture Symposium, Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present, with guest speaker Dr. Alison Matthews David and M.A. Candidates in Costume Studies: Felicity Pitt, Anna Burckhardt, Stephanie Kramer, and Eric Zhang.

4/17: Artist Talk by Luis Camnitzer, a collaboration of the MFA and Art + Ed programs in which Camnitzer discussed his own work as well as his collaborative project, Art as Education.

4/17: The Devil and His Blues, a lecture by William Feris on the sculpture of James 'Son Ford' Thomas as a prologue to the past exhibition, James 'Son Ford" Thomas: The Devil and his Blues at NYU's 80WSE Gallery.

4/18: Clay Forum IV with featured speaker Glenn Adamson, and artists Adam Puryear and Kathy Butterly who led demos and gave talks on their art-making practices.

4/29: Photographic Archives: How Images Live On, a conversation between Julie Saul and Shelley Rice co-sponsored by NYU's Masters Prohram in Visual Arts Administration, Department of Art History, Department of Photography & Imaging, TSOA, and the Grey Art Gallery.

5/2: The Sari Project featured lecture and workshop by Rta Kapur Chisti, hand-woven textile advocate from India and author of Saris: Tradition and Beyond. Special guest speaker Louise Nicholson, Journalist: art and culture of India.

5/5: Hidden Frequencies featured intermedia artist Monteith McCollum who performed movements from his work, Hidden Frequencies--a multi-media work that explores sounds from several unique perspectives. 

Fall 2014

Lecture Series
9/11: Dan Colen
9/18: John Miller
9/25: Nicolas Guagnini
10/2: Peter Nadin
10/9: Cynthia Daignault
10/16: Josh Kline
10/23: Mika Rottenberg
11/6: Bruce Hainley
11/13: Rebecca Morris
11/20: Carissa Rodriguez
12/4: Kerstin Brätsch
12/11: Moyra Davey
12/18: Yvonne Rainer

10/30: In Conversation: Eileen Myles and Chris Kraus was the first public conversation between the two art critics and writers in which they discussed art and culture, life, politics and ideas.

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Talks and Studio Visits
Charles Atlas
Keith Edmier
Spencer Finch
In Conversation: Lyle Ashton Harris and Thomas J. Lax
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Wayne Koestenbaum
Michael Jones McKean
Laurel Nakadate
R.H. Quaytman
Alan Reid
In Conversation: Julian Schnabel and Peter Brant
Gedi Sibony
Eve Sussman
Spencer Sweeney
Sarah VanDerBeek

The 15th UNTITLEDdialogue featured art critic and curator, Barbara Pollack discussing her exhibition, My Generation at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg featuring 27 young, emerging artists from Mainland, China. 

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Visiting Faculty
Derrick Adams
Ellen Berkenblit
Peter Eleey
Richard Flood
Kurt Kauper
Jennifer Krasinski
Leigh Ledare
Kalup Linzy
Erika Ranee
David Salle
Claude Wampler

Talks and Studio Visits
Huma Bhabha
Patterson Beckwith
Dike Blair
Cecily Brown
Xavier Cha
Alex Da Corte
Keltie Ferris
Jim Hodges
Matt Keegan
Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley
Martin Kersels
Wayne Koestenbaum
Barbara Kruger
Simone Leigh
Charles Long
Nick Mauss
Dough McKenzie
Sam Messer
Erika Ranee
Tom Sachs
Joel Shapiro
Amie Siegel
Mickalene Thomas
Sue Williams

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 

Visiting Artists, Critics, and Curators
Derrick Adams
My Barbarian
Howie Chen
Martha Colburn
Ann Craven
Matthew Day Jackson
Francesca DiMattio
Anoka Faruqee
Bettina Funcke
Liam Gillick
Boris Groys
Michelle Handelman
Anthony Huberman
Jacob Kassay
Patrick Killoran
Olga Koumondorous
Nicola L.
Thomas Lax, Curator
Charles Long
Public Movement
Laurel Nakadate
Michael Ned Holte
Liliana Porter
Erika Ranee
Heather Rowe
Rupert Sheldrake
Keith Sonnier
Mark Tribe
Danh Vo
B. Wurtz
Hague Yang

Spring 2011 

Lecture Series
Kamrooz Aram
Josefina Ayerza
Huma Bhabha
Patty Chang
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Mark Dion
Michael Joo
Sylvère Lotringer
Rashaad Newsome
Michael Riedel
Shelly Silver

Performa Presents Staging Language featuring artists Adam Pendleton, Frances Stark, and writer Tom McCarthy with an introduction by moderator Mark Beasley, Performa Curator.

A Conversation with Creative Capital's Ruby Lerner moderated by Melissa Rachleff Burtt.

Fall 2010
Lecture Series
Feri Daftari
Jim Finn
Daphne Fitzpatrick
Jason Fox
Emily Jacir
Luis Jacob
Paddy Johnson
Zuzana Štefková
Babak Radboy
Stanya Kahn
Catherine Lord
Feng Mengbo
John Miller
Kristen Morgin 
Ulrike Ottinger
Trevor Paglen
Mari Spirito

Brion Gysin -
Gean Moreno, Maika Pollack and Dan Torop, moderated by Jesse Bransford
Marlene McCarty - Connie Butler, Michael Cohen, Tom Kalin, Viola Kolarov & Catherine Lord 
Spring 2010

Lecture Series
Ina Blom
Triple Candie
Bruce Hainley
K8 Hardy
Lorenzo De Los Angeles
Virgil Marti
Shirin Neshat
Lamar Peterson
Lynne Tillman
T.J. Wilcox
Tracy Williams
Martha Wilson

Fall 2009

Lecture Series
Susan Cianciolo
Verne Dawson
Kenneth Goldsmith
Michelle Grabner
Kathleen Hanna
Gareth James
Nina Katchadourian
Wayne Koestenbaum
Kalup Linzy
Kenny Mellman ("Herb" of Kiki & Herb)
Melvin Moti
Bob Nickas
Barry Schwabsky
Jeffrey Vallance
Charlie White

Fall 2008 -  Spring 2009

Lecture Series
Richard Artschwager
Nicelle Beauchene
Nayland Blake
Matthew Brannon
Beth Campbell
Alejandro Cesarco
Damaged Romanticism Panel
Steve DeFrank
Eric Fischl
Chie Fuekie
Dan Graham
Jonathan Horowitz
Wayne Koestenbaum
Atta Kwami
Hanne Mugaas + Cory Arcangel
Chloe Piene
Jack Pierson
Maika Pollack
Gedi Sibony
Kaja Silverman
Michael Taussig
Jodie Vicenta Jacobson
Jordan Wolfson

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

Lecture Series
Rita Ackerman
Judith Barry
Sarina Basta, SculptureCenter Curator
Huma Bhabha
William Brady, ATM Gallery
Michael Connor
Lynne Cooke
Jules De Balincourt
Nicole Eisenman
Jason Fox
James Fuentes, Gallerist
Benjamin Godsill, NewMuseum
Jim Hodges
Matt Keegan
Seth Kelly
Catherine Lord
Adam McEwen
John Miller
Gean Moreno
Mike Pare
Adam Pendleton
Michael Portnoy
Ernesto Pujol
Joao Ribas
Alexis Rockman
Tim Roda
Matthew Ronay
Philippe Vandenberg
Jordan Wolfson

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

Lecture Series
Olaf Breuning
Diana Cooper
Feri Daftari
E.V. Day
Dan Graham
Scott Hug
Chrissie Iles
Christian Jankowski
Mckendree Key
Glenn Lowry
Josiah McElheny
Shamim Momin
Wangechi Mutu
Samuel Olou
TJ Wilcox

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

Lecture Series
Daniel Bozhov
Dan Cameron
Mary Ceruti
James Fuentes 
Barnaby Furnas
Rachel Greene
Matthew Higgs 
Scott Hug
Paul Kellogg
Timothy J. McClimon
Kiki Smith

Visiting Artist Residents
NYU/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Visiting Artist Residents featuring Scott Hug, Martha Colburn, and Jessica Watson.

Where Art And Life Collide: Ron Athey, Franko B, Vaginal Davis, a
 series of premiere performances, lectures and events focused on the unique way in which the work of all three artists challenges the separation between art and life.

Not for Sale IV: Writing on Performance and New Media, a panel discussion featured speakers Margo Jefferson, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, John Rockwell, Katy Siegel, Catherine Wood, and RoseLee Goldberg.

Not for Sale III: New Media and Sound, a panel discussion featured speakers Christoph Cox, RoseLee Goldberg, Ron Kuivila, Elizabeth LeCompte, Christian Marclay, and David Ross.

Nuclear Disarmament Symposium: Arts and Activism, a symposium organized by Hiroshi Sunairi featured speakers Dr. John Burroughs, Eric Ritz, Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, and Monika Szymurska.

Crafting Fashion: The Richard Martin Visual Culture Symposium featured speaker Teresa Riordan.

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

Lecture Series
Eleanor Heartney
Lorna Simpson

Visual Culture in the Era of Global War, a panel discussion featured speakers Zainab Bahrani, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Gregory Sholette, and Maren Stange.

The Fire Within, a film screening on M.C. Richards and conversation with filmmaker Richard Kane.

Not for Sale II: Artists’ View, a panel discussion featured speakers Tania Bruguera, RoseLee Goldberg, Klaus Ottmann, Debra Singer

Not for Sale: Curating and Collecting Ephemeral Artwork in the 21st Century, a panel discussion featured speakers Chrissie Iles< RoseLee Goldberg, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Robert Storr.

The Art of Curating Photography, a conversation featured speakers Robert Storr and John Szarkowski.

Influence and Independence: Cultural Identity in Textiles and Dress: The Richard Martin Visual Culture Symposium featured speaker Rebecca Arnold.

Fall 2003 - Spring 2004

Lecture Series
Richard Cork
Gregory Crewdson
Jessica Glasscock
Gary Hill
Isaac Julien
Vitaly Komar and Komar Melamid
Laurie Simmons

Artists as Collectors, a panel discussion featured speakers Debra Balken, Marilynn Karp, Joel Shapiro, and Hunt Slonem.

Fall 2002

Lecture Series
Carl Andre
Suzaan Boettger
Roni Horn
Peter Plagens

A Conversation on Thai Contemporary Art, a panel discussion featured speakers Sakarin Krue-on, Sutee Kunavichayanont , Varsha Nair, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Naomi Urabe, and Klaomard Yipintsoi. 

Spring 2002

Lecture Series
Robert Atkins
Yasco Horsman
Paul D. Miller a.k.a. D.J. Spooky
Shirin Neshat
Andres Serrano

Whither the Alternative Space, a panel discussion featured speakers Shelly Bancroft, Alan Moore, Anne Pasternak, Yasmin Ramirez, and Martha Wilson.

The Desire to Remember: Contemplating Art Memorials, a panel discussion featured speakers Eric Adams, Paola Antonelli, Jon Bennett, Lise Anne Couture, Sidney Druckman, Mary Miss, Paul Myoda, Harriet Senie, and Ann Louise Shapiro.

Fall 2001

Lecture Series
Roni Horn
Charles Long

Contemporary Art from Cuba, a panel discussion featured speakers Holly Block, Manuel Gonzalez, and Manuel Pia.

Fair-Use and Abuse, a panel discussion featured speakers Mikki Carpenter, Stephen Murray, Kathy L. Schulz, and James Shulman.

Haz-Mat Lecture Series featured speakers Steve DiBenedetto, Teresita Fernandez, Jenny Gage, Laura Hoptman, Roxy Paine, Richard Phillips, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Nadine Robinson, and Lawrence Seward.

Being Famous, Hiroshi Suniari's seminar, featured visiting artists including Diego Cortez, Arturo Lindsay, Barry Neuman, Daniel Reich, George Robertson, Koo Sill Ja, and Simon Watson.

Summer 2001

Lecture Series
Young Kyun Lim
Henry Pims

Spring 2001

Lecture Series
Vito Acconci
Richard Cork
Charlotte Cohen
Bob Gruen
Hans Neleman
Norbert Wu

Myth and Reality in the International Contemporary Art Scene," a symposium featured speakers Kian Chow Kwak, Lynn Gumpert, Kaspar Konig, Carlo Lamagna, Yongwoo Lee, and Fumio Nanjo.

Fashion, Sex and Power, a symposium Harold Koda, Dr. Ulrich Lehmann, Valerie Steele, and Dr. Barbara Vinken.

Fall 2000

Lecture Series
Beth B
Louis Greenfield
Paul Pfeiffer
Anton Rajer
Eli Reed
Joyce Tenneson

High Noon Lecture Series
featured speakers Robert Beck, Jennifer Bolande, Dana Hoey, Brad Kalhammer, Sean Landers, Paul Lewis, Kristin Lucas, Jeanne Silverthorne, and Mike Smith.

Plugging in Picasso, Puccini and Pink Floyd: Who Owns the Performing and Visual Arts in the Digital Age?, a panel discussion featured speakers Lawrence Ferrara, Catherine Moore, and Michael S. Shapiro.

Contemporary Returns to Conceptual Art, a panel discussion featured speakers Renee Green, Silvia Kolbowski, Simon Leung, and Stephen Prina.

Derrida Month: Jewish Deconstruction," a symposium featured speakers Safaa Fathy, Ken Rogers, Susan Shapiro, Elliot Wolfson, and Tom Zummer.

Concretism and Deconstruction: The Poetry of Oyvind Fahlstrom, a panel discussion featured speakers A.S. Bessa, Teddy Hultberg, Mattias Nilsson, and Jesper Olsson.

Summer 2000

Lecture Series
Jesse Bradford
Daniella Dooling
Hal Foster
Bruce Hackney
Jenny Jones
Jenny Liu
Bob Nickas
Helen Sadler
Fred Tomaselli
Pablo Vargas
Miguel Ventura

Spring 2000

Lecture Series
Lynne Cooke
Agnes Kohlmeyer
Laurence Rickels
Jack Risley
Jerry Saltz
Carolee Schneeman
Laurie Simmons
Fred Tomaselli

MFA Visiting Artists
Dan Cameron
Lia Gangitano
Amy Hauft
Berry LeVa
Kristin Lucas

Beyond Form: Art, Architecture, and Technology, 
a panel discussion featured speakers Omar Calderon, Christine Calderon, Peter Dorsey, Fabian Marcaccio, Saul Ostrow, and Hani Rashid.

Fall 1999

Lecture Series
Ann Sperry

Panel Discussions
Jacques Derrida and the Visual Arts, 
a symposium featured speakers Benjamin Binstock, Simon Leung, Peggy Phelan, and Avital Ronnell.

Cultural Entrepreneurship in New York and Berlin, a symposium featured speakers Matthias Arndt, Almut Benkert, Elisabeth Breitkopf, Barbara Hocker, Carlo Lamagna, Sandra Lang, Anke Michaelis, Caitlin Miesen, Bernhard Schmidt, Dr. Klaus Siebenhaar, Rachel Weingeist, and Brann Wry.

Summer 1999

Lecture Series
Ann Craven
Douglas Crimp
Jack Featherly
Jose Friere
Dana Hoey
Larry Johnson
Carl Ostendarp
Yvonne Rainer
Lisa Ruyter
Laurence Seward
Franklin Sirmans

Spring 1999

Lecture Series
Marina Abramovic
Jose Freire
Isaac Julien

Japanese Contemporary Art at Home and Abroad, a panel discussion 
featured speakers Kwok Kian Chow, Ida Gianelli, Lynn Gumpert, Junji Ito, Young-Soon Kim, Carlo Lamagna, and Suzanne Page.

Spring 1998

Lecture Series
Matthew Barney
Lyle Ashton Harris
Barbara London
Jerry Saltz
Barry Schwabsky
Holly Solomon
Ursula Von Rydingsvard

nternational Exhibitions: Many Tongues, One Language?, a panel discussion featured speakers Okwui Enwezor, Roselee Goldberg, and Lisa Phillips.

Fall 1998

Lecture Series
Gavin Brown
Karen Davie
Komar and Melamid
Giovanni Rizzoli
Diana Thater

Summer 1997

Lecture Series
Drew Beattie
Ann Chu
Daniel Davidson
Cheryl Donnegan
Kieth Edmier
Enrico Gatson
Dana Hoey
Carl Ostendarp
Laura Parnes
Richard Phillips
Cindy Poorbaugh
Matthew Ritchie
Kerri Scharlin
John Zinsser

Fall 1996 - Spring 1997

Lecture Series
Bill Arning
Jan Avgikos
Linda Benglis
Charles Long
Rita McBride
Dan Peterman
Laurie Simmons
David Wilson

Fall 1995 - Spring 1996

Lecture Series
Nancy Davidson
Tom Friedman
Paula Hayes
Byron Kim
Sean Landers
Jean Silverthorne
Group Material / Doug Ashford and Julie Ault

Fall 1994 - Spring 1995

Lecture Series
Ann Agee
Judy Pfaff
Paul Ramirez-Jonas
Amy Sillman
George Trakas
Fred Wilson

Fall 1993 - Spring 1994

Lecture Series
Janine Antoni
Bill Arning
Sophie Calle
Constance Dejong
Peter Fend
Andrea Zittel

Fall 1992 - Spring 1993

Lecture Series
Richard Artschwagger
Andrea Fraser
Federico Guzman
Ronald Jones
Matthew McCaslin
Shirin Neshat
Robert Storr
Donald Sultan