The Department of Art and Art History sponsors visiting artists and lecturers from all corners of the art world. Along with our Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, we work in conjunction with the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, and other organizations and individuals to bring vanguard artists and scholars who represent the entire spectrum of art to campus in order to supplement the strength and expertise of the faculty.

Our Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is an integral part of the undergraduate and graduate experience at The University of Alabama in which artists, critics and scholars present public lectures, gallery talks and offer individual critiques to students in our graduate program. This series is intrinsic to our mission of outreach to the university community and beyond.


James Emmette Neel (SMGA)
Wassan Al-Khudhairi
Jim Graham and Laura Tanner Graham (Sella-Granata)
Deborah Luster


Israel Davis, "Hayden Davis Dreams Dreaming," mid-range slip-cast porcelain slab, hand-built digitally generated image, screen-print with underglazes, rebar tie wire, wood.

April Bachtel
Kev Cahill
Bryan Czibesz
Israel Davis
William Downs
Max Eilbacher
Alex Henderson
Lisa Iglesias
Sophie Lvoff
Dennis Ritter
Chris Staley
Matt Ziemke


Erin Colleen Johnson
Derek G. Larson and Marc Mitchell
Barbara Mooney
Caleb O’Connor
Joyce J. Scott


Katherine Bradford (Sarah Moody Gallery of Art)
Derek Cracco
Jay Davis
Harrison Hickman
Lonnie Holley
Jiha Moon

2013 ARTIST/LECTURER EVENTSKatherine Bradford, "Drop Canon Balls"

Cynthia Hahn
Andrew Hottle (Annual MA in Art History Graduate Student Symposium)
William Willis (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)


Yvonne Petkus
Caroline Seebohm (Sarah Moody Gallery exhibition lecture)
Justin Cooper
Brian Novatney (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)
Ellen Siebers
James Sherman Brantley (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series)
Thornton Willis (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)

2011 ARTIST/LECTURER EVENTSBrian Novatny, "Vying for Her Attention," oil on panel, 40 x 60 inches, courtesy Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta.

Tim Barringer (Annual MA in Art History Graduate Student Symposium)
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
Howardena Pindell (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series)
Anthony Castronovo
Willie Cole (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)
Sheila Pree Bright (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series)
Fred Stonehouse (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)


Drive-By Press
Amy Pleasant
Clive King
Lester Van Winkle (Sarah Moody Gallery artist lecture)
Wadsworth Jarrell (Paul R. Jones Lecture Series)

See photos of some of our Visiting Artists and Lecturers events!

Past Visiting Artists and Lecturers

Tom Armstrong, Dir. Emeritus, Whitney Museum
Carrie Barratt, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Graham Boettcher, Curator, Birmingham Museum of Art
Yve-Alain Bois, art historian/educator
Chakaia Booker, artist 
Santiago Cal, artist/educator
Mel Chin, artist
William Christenberry, artist, alumnus
Les Christensen, artist/curator
Jerry Cullum, Sr. Editor, Art Papers
Hamlett Dobbins, artist/educator
Jack Earl, artist
Vernon Fisher, artist/educator
Beverly Fishman, artist/educator
Peter Flannary, artist/educator
Sylvie Fortin, Editor, Art Papers
Linda Francis, artist/educator 
Cheryl Goldsleger, artist/educator
Edwin Jager, artist/educator
Paul R. Jones, collector
Terri Jones, artist
John Hitchcock, artist/educator
Il Young Kim, artist
Clive King, artist
Tony Matelli, artist
Christopher McNulty, artist/educator
Aimee Miller, artist (Paul R. Jones Lecturer)
Samuel Mockbee, artist/architect/educator
David Moos, curator
Clarence Morgan, artist/educator
Cornelia Parker, artist
Fahamu Pecou, artist (Paul R. Jones Artist Lecturer)
Mario Petrirena, artist (Paul R. Jones Lecturer)
Judy Pfaff, artist/educator
Pete Pinnell, artist/educator
James Ramer, artist/educator
Helena Reckitt, curator
Stephen Rosenberg, art dealer
John Salvest, artist/educator
Cort Savage, artist/educator
Tony Scherman, artist
Barry Schwabsky, art critic/poet
Patterson Sims, curator/museum director
elin O’Hara slavick, artist/educator
Buzz Spector, artist/educator
Freddie Styles, artist (Paul R. Jones Lecturer)
Krista Thompson, art historian
Ursula Von Rydingsvard, artist
Deborah Willis, artist/educator
Lance Winn, artist/educator