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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.
A 2007 MacArthur Fellow, Whitfield Lovell creates drawings and installations that feature portraits of anonymous African Americans, from the Emancipation Proclamation through the Civil Rights Movement, sourced from his personal archive of vintage black-and-white photographs.
Over the past 25 years Paul Ramírez Jonas has sought to challenge the definitions of art and the public and to engineer active audience participation and exchange.