Each term, Bennington offers a program of five lectures by visiting arts professionals: artists, curators, historians and critics, selected to showcase the diversity of contemporary art practices. Designed to enhance classroom activities of various disciplines in the Visual Arts and to stimulate campus dialogue around topical issues of contemporary art, these thematically connected presentations will build on each other, offering students the opportunity to explore ideas from multiple perspectives over the course of the term. Students registered for this series must attend all lectures on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm as well as gallery exhibitions, and are responsible for taking notes and producing a one-page summary for each event as well as a short essay reflecting on the series as a whole, to be submitted via Populi. Optional readings and additional opportunities for engagement with visiting speakers will be announced throughout the term.
Visual Arts Faculty