Department of Art & Art History

Lectures & Events

Lectures & Events

Visiting Artists and Scholars

The Department of Art & Art History regularly sponsors a variety of exhibitions, visiting artists and scholars, special events, juried competitions, and collaborative endeavors. Our students engage with internationally recognized artists, scholars and critics in one-on-one class meetings, critiques, collaborations, and workshops. Past visitors have included: 

  • Rick Lowe
  • Donald Kuspit
  • James Turrell
  • Philip Pearlstein
  • Sylvie Fortin
  • Jed Perl
  • Carter Foster
  • Suzanne Preston Blier
  • Peter Plagens
  • Elizabeth Broun
  • Roger Brown
  • William Christenberry
  • Frank Stella
  • James Surls
  • Pam Longobardi
  • Jack Beal
  • Paddy Johnson
  • Xavier Cortada
  • Linda Weintraub
  • Fritz Haeg
  • Sam Easterson
  • Buzz Spector
  • Stuart Horodner
  • Jerry Cullum
  • David Moos
  • Amelia Jones
  • James Elkins
  • Wassan Al-Khudhairi
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock

Visit the Biggin Gallery webpage to learn about upcoming exhibitions and events.

Roslyn Brock Stern Lecture Series

The Roslyn Brock Stern Lecture Series was created to support the educational and outreach mission of the Department of Art & Art History. The series was made possible through a generous donation by Ginger Stern and J. Stern given in memory of Auburn alumna Roslyn Brock Stern (BA, Education, 1959). Mrs. Stern was an art educator and community leader in developing and contributing to cultural organizations in Opelika and the state of Alabama. Following in the spirit of educating students about art and creating rich cultural opportunities, the Roslyn Brock Stern Lecture Series brings highly regarded art historians, critics and artists to the Auburn campus to broaden the Department of Art & Art History’s arts instruction and programming through lectures on a wide range of arts related subjects. 

Interdisciplinary Events

The Department of Art & Art History regularly collaborates with the College of Liberal Arts, the Caroline Marshal Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the College of Agriculture, the College of Education and other colleges on interdisciplinary projects, exhibitions, and programs.

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

In addition to its impressive permanent collection of European and American fine and decorative arts, Auburn University's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art hosts a roster of first-rate exhibitions, lectures, films, and special events. Museum membership and programming are free to all students.

Last Updated: May 03, 2017