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Visiting Artist Series

Learn from icons. Our Visiting Artist Lecture Program offers the intellectual energy of interacting with established artists, designers, and critics who come to campus to give lectures and critiques.

Auerbach Lecture Series 2020-21

Each year, the Hartford Art School welcomes visiting artists through the Auerbach Lecture Series. This is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund of the Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc. This year all lectures will be held virtually, due to restrictions, attendance is limited.

Nina Chanel Abney

Hosted by the First Year Foundation Program

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Althea Murphy-Price

Hosted by the department of Printmaking

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Zoom Presentation


Auerbach Archive 2020-21

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

Designer | Educator | Writer

Hosted by the department of Visual Communication Design

Watch Gail's webinar here.

About Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson is a NYC-based designer, educator, and writer. She is Chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts, and the creative director at Visual Arts Press. Anderson has served as senior art director at Rolling Stone, creative director of design at SpotCo, and as a designer at The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and Vintage Books. She has taught at SVA for thirty years and has co-authored 15 books on design, typography, and illustration with the fabulous Steven Heller. Anderson serves on the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee for the US Postal Service and the advisory board of Poster House. She is an AIGA Medalist and the 2018 recipient of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Lifetime Achievement Award for Design. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Milton Glaser Design Archives, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Barbara Bosworth

Barbara Bosworth

Hosted by the department of Photography

Watch Barbara's webinar here.

About Barbara Bosworth

Barbara Bosworth is a photographer whose large-format images explore both overt and subtle relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world. Whether chronicling the efforts of hunters or bird banders or evoking the seasonal changes that transform mountains and meadows, Bosworth’s caring attention to the world around her results in images that similarly inspire viewers to look closely. Bosworth grew up in Novelty, Ohio. Over her long career, Bosworth has photographed in both black and white and color. Her single images display a generous attention to small facts, while her large-scale triptychs reveal a panoramic awareness, one that lets viewers glimpse relationships between frames across a wide field. While all of Bosworth’s projects remind viewers not only that we shape the rest of nature but that it also shapes us.Bosworth’s work has been widely exhibited, notably in recent retrospectives at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Her publications include the recent, The Heavens (Radius Books, 2018), and The Meadow (Radius Books, 2015).

Artists in Residence: Koopman Distinguished Chair 2019-20

The Koopman Distinguished Chair honors some of the world's most vibrant, contemporary artists—who each spend a semester sharing their expertise with our community. Below are the Integrated Media Arts Koopman Chair artists for this year. 

Fall Semester 

Megan and Murrary McMillan make large scale installation and performance projects that result in short videos, installations and photography series.

Jeff Thompson is a creative programmer, sound artist, and educator who will engage students in investigating ideas of randomness and chance as a generative process. 

Spring Semester

Paul Ramirez Jonas engages the public in contracts to make art together in a collaborative, community way.

Steven Andrew Holmes is a curator/writer/artist whose current interest is investigating the idea of “Beauty”, culturally and philosophically.

International Distinguished Artists Symposium and Exhibition

The weeklong International Distinguished Artists Symposium and Exhibition brings artists of international stature to campus. Students have the opportunity to assist artists in the construction of their artwork, benefit from visiting artists’ critiques, and attend a variety of lectures, culminating in a symposium moderated by an internationally known art critic, and view an exhibition of work by some of the leading artists of our time.

Master Artist Workshops

You will experience numerous opportunities to study professional artists at work. No matter whether you’re planning to work as a graphic designer, or to carve out a career in stage lighting production, you’re bound to learn something from the working artists we invite to come work with you during your time at Hartford Art School.

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