The Susan Paul Firestone Lecture Series in Contemporary Art brings noteworthy visual artists and art critics to campus. The three-day residency of the artist or critic includes a public lecture and close interaction with art students through class discussions and critiques. This lecture series was initiated through the generosity of Ray A. Graham III and it honors the creative work and accomplishments of Susan Paul Firestone ’68.

Incoming Lecturers

2021-22 Artist Lesley Dill
Public Lecture
March 28, 2022, 7 p.m.
Francis Auditorium

2022-23 TBD
Public Lecture
Date/Time TBA
Francis Auditorium

Past Firestone Lecturers

2018–19 Joyce J. Scott

2017–18 Sheila Pepe

2015–16 Stephen Vitiello

2014–15 Josef Bolf

2013–14 Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley

201213 Inka Essenhigh

2011–12 Laylah Ali

2009–10 Oliver Herring

2008–09 Judy Pfaff

2007–08 Janine Antoni

2006–07 Margaret Evangeline