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Department of Art & Art History
Lectures and 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 include: 

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

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 Marshall 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.