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School of Art Lecture Visiting Series 2022-2023

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The School of Art’s Visiting Lecture Series

Your Gift Has a Real Impact on Students' Future! 

With YOUR support, the School of Art Visiting Lecture Series successfully brought acclaimed and diverse artists, writers, and critics to the NAU community thanks to your generous donations. Visiting lecturers such as Jon Rubin, Xiaoyu Weng, William Stuart, and Jim McNeill elevated the learning environment for students and reached communities members worldwide through virtual presentations. 

We plan to continue the Visiting Lecture Series this year, both in-person and virtually. Your gift will make these inspiring events possible when these visiting lecturers bring their unique influences to the NAU community. NAU art students will have extensive interactions with the lecturers through studio visits, workshops, informal conversations, while virtual presentations will be available for anyone – on or off campus – to attend.


Your gift provides twice the impact by helping to provide world-class interactions for art students and wider community access to world renowned artists

Visiting lecturers help prepare NAU art students for the next steps in their careers by guiding them in the critic process and encouraging their growth as artists by sharing their unique perspectives. Through studio visits, workshops and informal conversations, NAU students are equipped to take their art to the next level. 

NAU School of Art alumni make an impact worldwide by sharing their art as professional artists, interior designers, and by teaching youth to discover their inner artist. 

NAU believes in providing on-going educational experiences and engagement opportunities to the communities we serve. By offering the visiting lecture series virtually, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public can interact with these amazing artists.

Upcoming Lecturers

Photo courtesy of Glasstire 

Henry G. Sanchez is a project-based interdisciplinary and social practice artist. His work addresses social justice, the local environmental and the natural sciences which incorporate bio-art practices with digital media. Sanchez is the creator of three socially engaged projects: The BioArt Bayou-torium, (2018-present), a bilingual bio-art project that promotes stewardship of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou’s environment; L.O.C.C.A.: Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art, (2015-2022), an art and social justice platform that collaborates with artists and social justice groups in Houston about the latino/a/x experience; and the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT,(2011-present), a Brooklyn, New York City based bio-art project proposing community-oriented bioremediation strategies at a Superfund site in Newtown Creek.

November 21, 2022 (Monday) 6:25pm at the Performing and Fine Arts Building room 316 (in-person) and Zoom

Photo courtesy of Royal Academy of Art The Hague

Raimundas Malašauskas is a Lithuanian curator and writer living in Brussels who recently resigned as curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Bienniale right after the war broke. His curatorial and writing practices are notable for their questioning approach to the exhibition concept, creating unpredictable, often playful results. Raimundas was curator of the CAC Vilnius from 1995 – 2006, and Artists Space, New York from 2007 – 09. Most notably he served as a curatorial agent at the dOCUMENTA 13. He recently curated Meeting Points 8, Cairo/Brussels/Beirut, 2017, part of the Liverpool Biennial 2016; The Lithuania and Cyprus Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013; and Repetition Island at the Centre Pompidou in Paris; Hypnotic Show at the Guggenheim Museum, 2017; and Satellite 4 at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, 2010. Paper Exhibition – Selected Writings was published by Sternberg Press in 2012, and his notebook on Burlesque was published as part of dOCUMENTA 13. In 2019 he was a visiting Professor to HEAD, Geneva.

Learn more about the NAU School of Art by visiting their website

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Lecture Promotion

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Your donation will be used to support promotion, travel expenses and lodging for an Arizona-based artist lecturer. Donors at this level will be recognized on promotional materials, during any in-person or virtual lectures and on website

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