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.
Hosted by the department of Printmaking
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Auerbach Archive 2020-21
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.
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.
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.