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Visiting Artists

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.

Elle Pérez

Photography Lecture Series: Elle Pérez

Elle Pérez is an artist from the Bronx, NY, who works primarily in photography. Their work focuses on themes of identity, intimacy, and relationships.

Myra Greene

Photography Lecture Series: Myra Greene

Myra Greene is an artist and educator who engages photography and abstraction as a means of cultural storytelling. Over the course of her career, she has used a diverse creative practice to explore depictions of race, representation, and identity politics.

Image of artist flags and the American flag flying in front of the Boston Public Library.

Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture: For Freedoms Town Hall

For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom of Speech and Public Art. Moderated by Steve Locke '01, Associate Professor, MassArt. Featuring Sabrina Dorsainvil ‘12, Kate Gilbert, Stephen Hamilton '09, and Sneha Shrestha.

Stephen Shore

Photography Lecture Series: Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty-five years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier.

Gregory Halpern

Photography Lecture Series: Gregory Halpern

Gregory Halpern has exhibited internationally and published four books of photographs, including Confederate Moons (TBW, 2018), ZZYZX (Mack, 2016), A (J&L Books, 2011) and Omaha Sketchbook (J&L Books limited edition, 2009).

Makeda Best

Photography Lecture Series: Makeda Best

Makeda Best is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums. Forthcoming publications include a book on the Civil War era photography, an essay on photography and incarceration, and an article on class and labor in nineteenth century American photography.

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