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Visiting artists of diverse backgrounds frequently join the MassArt community for a few days, weeks, or months. Through lectures, slide talks, gallery walkthroughs, symposia, and residencies, these artists share their perspectives on practicing their chosen craft.
Visits often coincide with exhibitions of artists' work, granting MassArt students the unique opportunity to participate in mounting professional installations. While some visits are intimately tied to curricula, others are designed to fill a gap or broaden the student experience.
Iconic British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes was part of the new wave of designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s.
Although she began her artistic career studying miniature painting in Pakistan, in the years since moving to the United States Shahzia Sikander has developed a highly original artistic practice that combines her traditional training with multivalent iconography and contemporary cultural theories.