About the Visiting Artists Program
The visiting artists and scholars program is an integral part of the School of Art’s mission to provide students vital, comprehensive experiences in the practice and study of contemporary fine arts and design. Each year we invite a diverse group of nationally and internationally recognized artists, scholars, and lecturers to the School of Art for a few days, weeks, or even months. These artists and scholars present their work and ideas to students, faculty, and the community through lectures, workshops, seminars, class visits, and exhibitions at the School of Art galleries or the LSU Museum of Art. The artists work closely with graduate students and advanced undergraduates in studio classes and participate in individual critiques, and scholars lecture to students during studio visits or to large groups in the Design Building Auditorium.
Harlem-based sculptor Nari Ward, college’s 2013-14 Nadine Carter Russell Chair, won the 2017 Vilcek Prize, a $100,000 cash award honoring immigrant artists.
Bradley Furnish, editor at Pixar, visited the School of Art for a screening of his Oscar-nominated animated short, The Dam Keeper.
Marc Fumaroli, member of the Académie française, presented a lecture at the college and visited local schools. A copy of his lecture was published by LSU Press.
Past Visiting Artists
Michael Ray Charles
The Art Guys
Clarence John Laughlin