Art Forum/Art Talks

Department of Art and Design; College of the Arts

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The Department of Art & Design offers three guest-speaker programs designed to introduce University students and members of the community at large to some of the most influential arts professionals of our time.. Some presentations require a nominal admission for non-university students; others are free.



Art Forum

Art Forum is a weekly program for undergraduate and graduate students, and the public. The program brings in artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world to present their work and ideas in an open forum. Past guests have included Chakaia Booker, Will Cotton, Aziz + Cucher, Inka Essenhigh, Judy Fox, Roxy Paine, Ursala Von Rydingsvard, and Seymour Chwast. For further information or to confirm a scheduled date, call the MFA office at 973-655-4074.

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MSU-MAM: Art Talks

MSU-MAM: Art Talks are an off-shoot of the MFA Lecture Series and also a collaboration with the Montclair Art Museum. Lectures are either on campus or hosted by the museum in its distinguished Leir Hall, located on the ground floor of the museum at 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, N.J. Past speakers have included notable artists, historians and critics such as Leo Steinberg, David Hickey, Roberta Smith, Arthur Danto, William Wegman, Chakaia Booker, James Rosenquist, Xu Bing, and Tony Oursler. Programs take place from 6-9 p.m. For further information and to confirm a scheduled date, call MSU at 973-655-7294 or MAM at 973-746-5555.

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MFA Lecture Series

The MFA Lecture Series is a program for graduate and undergraduate students, sponsored by MSU's Master of Fine Arts Program, offering presentations and critical discourse with highly recognized and distinguished figures in the contemporary art world. Past speakers have included notable artists such as Kiki Smith. Keith Sonnier, Cathy Opie, Eric Fischl, and Janine Antoni (past speakers.) Programs are scheduled Wednesday nights in Calcia Hall on the MSU campus. Admission is free.

  • Current Guest-Speaker Season (2012-13)

  • Past Seasons