The Department of Art & Art History hosts many events throughout the academic year, including artist lectures, art historical talks, and exhibition opening receptions. The Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Arts and Sylvia Smith '73 Artist in Residence Program are annual programmatic highlights. 

THE JANE L. AND ROBERT H. WEINER LECTURE IN THE ARTS

The Department's annual endowed lecture made possible through the generosity of Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner that has taken place annually since 1986. 

  • Lalla Essaydi, Photographer, Spring 2018
  • Eugene Wang, Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University, Spring 2017
  • Mary Miss, Public Installation Artist, Spring 2016
  • Holland Cotter, Art Critic, New York Times, Spring 2015
  • Judith Schaechter, Stained-Glass Artist, Spring 2014
  • Sue Coe, Spring 2013 (Dickinson Arts Award Recipient)
  • Michael Fried, Art Historian, Spring 2012
  • Joanne Greenbaum, Painter, Spring 2011
  • James Elkins, Art Historian, Fall 2009 
  • Anthony Goicolea, Artist, Spring 2009 
  • Garth Clark, Art Critic, 2008 
  • Dennis Congdon, Painter, 2006 
  • Keiko Hiratsuka Moore, Japanese Printmaker, 2005 
  • Wosene Kosrof, Artist/Painter, 2004 
  • A.D. Coleman, 2002 
  • Eleanor Heartney, Art Critic, 2001 
  • Debra Singer, 2000 
  • Masami Teraoka, Artist, October 1999 
  • Grace Hartigan, Artist, Spring 1998 
  • Peter Selz, Art Historian, 1997 
  • Betty Woodman, Ceramicist, 1997 
  • Janet Koplos, Art Critic, 1996 
  • Robert Storr, Curator, 1995 
  • Emmet Gowin, Photographer, 1994 
  • Janet Fish, Artist/Painter, 1993 
  • Jorge Silvetti, Architect, 1992 
  • Charles Simonds, Fall 1991 
  • Neil Welliver, Artist, Spring 1989 
  • Donald Kuspit, Art Critic, Fall 1987 
  • Duane Michals, Photographer, 1986 (1st Weiner Lecture)

Art History Lectures

  • "Andrew Wyeth's Black Paintings", Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of American Art and affiliated faculty in Africana Studies, Cinema Studies and Women and Gender Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2018
  • "Man on the Street: Rethinking the Ashcan School, Gender and Modernity", Alexis Boylan, Professor of Art History, UCONN, Spring 2013
  • "What is going on in Jacques-Louis David's "Sappho and Phaon?", Michael Fried, Art Historian, Fall 2012
  • "Giulio Casserio's Early 17th-Century Medical and Anatomical Treatises: Realism and Artistic Imagery", Elisabetta Cunsolo, Professor of Art History, Bologna Italy, April 2009
  • "Dynasty and Destiny in an Architectural Context--The Augustan Experiment and the Hadrianic Effect", John Pollini, Professor of Art History and History, University of Southern California, March 2008 
  • "Memorial Mania--Issues of Commemoration and Affect in Contemporary America", Erika Doss, Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame, March 2008 
  • "Ferrara: Art in an Italian Court Between the Late Gothic and Renaissance", Fabrizio Lollini, Professor of Art History, University of Bologna & Dickinson Center, Bologna Italy, Fall 2007 
  • "Perspective in the Renaissance", Pietro Roccasecca, Fall 2005 
  • "The Face of the Christ", Gary Vikan, Directory, The Walters Museum of Art, Baltimore, Fall 2005 
  • "Writing a Biography of Michelangelo", William E. Wallace, Spring 2005

Sylvia Smith '73 Artist in Residence Program 

The studio arts annual artist in residence program is made possible through the gracious support of Dickinson Alumane and college trustee Sylvia Smith '73. The program brings an artist to campus for a 6-8 week residency during which time they develop a body of work and work closely with students, giving demos, critiques, and lectures. The residency culminates in an exhibition at the Goodyear Gallery. 


Visiting Artists

  • Mark Warwick, Ceramist, Spring 2005
  • Carlo Mauro, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy, Fall 2004
  • Doriana Chiarini, Accadamia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy, Fall 2004
  • Jackson Li, Ceramist, Jingdezhen, China, 2004